Environment

Duff Badgley from Climate SOS on the Myth of Clean Biomass Energy

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Radiozine
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Mon, 06/14/2010

 Hosted by Chris Andreae

 

The recent rash of biomass projects emerging from the ashes of the timber industry in the Pacific Northwest have been characterized as "carbon-sequestration", "clean energy" and even "sustainable". Climate SOS's Duff Badgley, former Green Party candidate in Washington state and full-time environmental activist, debunks the biomass myth and takes calls from listeners.

 

 

27:12 minutes (24.91 MB)

Sandra Steingraber and Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment

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Healthwatch
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Mon, 06/14/2010

 Hosted by Dr. David Naimon

 

Poet, biologist and cancer survivor, Sandra Steingraber, uses all three kinds of experience to investigate the links between cancer and environmental toxins.  She discusses the new updated edition of her classic book Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment.

 

28:20 minutes (25.94 MB)

Political Perspectives on 06/16/10

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Wed, 06/16/2010 - 9:00am - 9:40am
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The future of the Boardman Coal Fired Power Plant

The future of the Boardman Coal Fired Power Plant, the source of 40% of Oregon' s energy, is up in the air along with the 5 million tons of carbon dioxide, 15,000 tons of sulfur & nitrogen oxides, & 200 pounds of mercury it produces every year that make it the largest source of air pollution in the state. Oregon's DEQ is reviewing the Title V permit that allows PGE to operate the plant. Hear from those involved in the debate on what's next: shutting it down as early as 2014 and switching to other sources of energy, installing pollution controls(scrubbers) and running in compliance with EPA standards until 2040, or as PGE has proposed, installing limited controls of mercury & oxides of nitrogen and closing down on 2020.

 

THE CLIMATE CRISIS AT THE END OF YOUR FORK: An Interview with Anna Lappe

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 06/14/2010

When we talk about the primary causes of climate change, the food we eat and how it's produced does not usually come to forefront of the discussion. Yet agriculture is responsible for nearly a third of the greenhouse gas emissions which are at the root of the climate crisis, and the emissions produced by the food sector are largely methane and nitrous oxide emissions, which have global warming effects many times more powerful than carbon dioxide.

44:03 minutes (40.33 MB)

Locus Focus on 06/14/10

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 06/14/2010 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Reducing our carbon footprint through the food choices we make - with Anna Lappe

THE CLIMATE CRISIS AT THE END OF YOUR FORK
An Interview with Anna Lappe

 

Digital Divide June 2010

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Sun, 06/13/2010
Hosted by: Dave DeAngelis, Rabia Yeaman
Digital Divide for June 2010

Tune in to the Digital Divide this Friday, June 11, 2010. Dave DeAngeles speaks with Shahid Buttar of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee regarding the ever increasing domestic surveillance techniques. How far are we willing to allow the government to document all of our movements and conversations in exchange for percieved security. Do full body scanners in Airports cross the line in regard to invading our personal privacy.

54:22 minutes (18.67 MB)

Radiozine on 06/14/10

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Radiozine
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Mon, 06/14/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Duff Badgley on Biomass

The recent rash of biomass projects emerging from the ashes of the timber industry in the Pacific Northwest have been characterized as "carbon-sequestration", "clean energy" and even "sustainable". Climate SOS's Duff Badgley, former Green Party candidate in Washington state and full-time environmental activist, debunks the biomass myth and takes calls from listeners. Chris Andreae hosts.

More Talk Radio on 06/14/10

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 06/14/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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David Helvarg on "Saved by the Sea"

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with environmental journalist David Helvarg. He is the founder and president of the marine conservation lobbying organization Blue Frontier Campaign, a part of the Seaweed rebellion, which arose from his second book Blue Frontier.

Stop the Slaughtering of the Dolphins Action Event

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Evening News
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Thu, 06/10/2010

There was an action event held on Thursday, June 10th to stop the annual slaughtering on dolphins.  There were petitions to be signed which will be sent to the government in Japan, the United States government, and the International Whaling Commission.  With the legislation to possibly lift the moratorium on whaling coming up this month in Morocco, it is extremely important for people to get involved in anyway that they can.  Joe Chisolm, production producer for the 2009 documentary "The Cove", was a guest speaker at this event and we all of the audio from it.  "The Cove" won over 60 awards and we urge you to watch it... very emotional, informative, and heart-wrenching.

151:46 minutes (138.95 MB)

The Digital Divide on 06/11/10

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 06/11/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Digital Divide for June 2010

Tune in to the Digital Divide this Friday, June 11, 2010. Dave DeAngeles speaks with Shahid Buttar of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee regarding the ever increasing domestic surveillance techniques. How far are we willing to allow the government to document all of our movements and conversations in exchange for percieved security. Do full body scanners in Airports cross the line in regard to invading our personal privacy.

Rabia Yeaman interviews Chris Wirth at Multnomah County Public Health about a small but insidious topic keeping thousands of people awake at night: Bed Bugs. Learn what you need to know about this growing epidemic across the U.S and right here in Portland, OR.

You will be able to listen to the archived audio online. Search Digital Divide June.

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