Environment

CHASING MOLECULES

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 11/02/2009

How can green chemistry revolutionize the materials we make, how they're used, and the benefits to our health and the environment.

44:36 minutes (40.83 MB)

Political Perspectives on 11/04/09

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Wed, 11/04/2009 - 9:00am - 9:30am

In this first of a three-part series on the climate crisis, Stephanie Potter interviews naturalist Richard Albertson, author of The Sky is the Limit-- A Brief and Easy Explanation of Climate Change for Present and Future Voters.  Albertson's book speaks directly to citizens -- explaining how climate change works and going on to "the inescapable conclusion that we have gone well past the point where simply reducing the amount of greenhouse gasses we generate can solve our problem."  He addresses how our economic and political systems

Update of Cleanup of Washington State’s Nuclear Dumping Ground

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Evening News
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Tue, 09/08/2009

Anti-nuclear activists came together in Portland this weekend to strategize about local actions to call for nuclear abolition worldwide.
Paige Knight with Hanford Watch gave an update about the cleanup of Washington state’s nuclear dumping ground:

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Increased Loggings Affect on Northern Coast Range

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Evening News
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Thu, 09/10/2009

The Oregon Forestry Board has voted unanimously to increase logging in the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forest. KBOO’s Stefan Kamp has more on what this means for the future of the Northern Coast Range.

4:27 minutes (3.06 MB)

Demonstrators Rally Against Liquefied Natural Gas

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Evening News
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Wed, 09/23/2009

Demonstrators are planning a rally in Astoria, today, to again voice their concerns about the negative effects on the environment from liquefied natural gas.
KBOO’s Crystal Leighty has more.
 

3:12 minutes (2.93 MB)

Local Officials Plan for Portland's Growth

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Evening News
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Thu, 09/24/2009

The Portland Metro area will likely grow larger in the next fifty years. Local officials are already planning for the long term. KBOO’s Stefan Kamp reports.

4:34 minutes (4.18 MB)

Environmental Activists Stage Activities in New York

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Evening News
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Fri, 09/25/2009

Environmental activists staged several protests, forums and educational activities in New York this week, as world leaders met to discuss climate change at the United Nations.  KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg has more:
 

3:37 minutes (3.31 MB)

Climate Legislation Bill Goes to Senate

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Evening News
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Wed, 10/07/2009

In June, the House of Representatives passed a major piece of Climate Legislation. A version of that bill was recently introduced to the Senate, here with some details is Kboo reporter, Lindsay Caron.

2:13 minutes (11.17 MB)

Weatherization for Energy Efficiency

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Evening News
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Thu, 10/29/2009

Tomorrow is weatherization day.  The sierra club along with organizations, business, unions and local officials across the united states will participate in activities to emphasize the benefits of investing in energy efficiency.
KBOO’s David NOCK-um-son spoke with Allison Forbes from the sierra club’s national clean energy solutions campaign about weatherization and the availability of government funding to help pay for it.
 

3:36 minutes (3.29 MB)

Pro Alt Energy Protest held at Pioneer Square.

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Evening News
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Wed, 10/21/2009

Oregon is known for its focus on alternative energy but what many people don’t realize, even those who live in oregon, is that virtually all the electricity supplied to the people of Portland is generated at the Boardman coal fired power plant. KBOO’s Crystal Alinsky brings us more on the issue from a protest held today at Pioneer Square.

5:06 minutes (4.67 MB)
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