Environment

Locus Focus on 12/21/09

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Mon, 12/21/2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

HOUSEHOLDER'S HOLIDAY GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE


Harriet Fasenfest, writer, cook, gardener, food preserver and backyard economist, returns to Locus Focus. We'll talk about the art, economics and politics of householding and food preservation just in time for the holidays. And take some listener phone calls.

Born and raised in the Bronx, Harriet Fasenfest has lived in the Northwest since 1978. Now retired from Main Street, she is attempting to raise the bones of home economics from the trash bin of modernity. She teaches classes on food preservation at Preserve and lives happily with her husband and children in Portland, Oregon.

Women and Climate Change

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 12/14/2009

Why do women hold the key to solving climate change? Guest Sarah Craven, chief of the United Nations Population Fund's Washington office, talks about how climate change is more than an issue of energy efficiency or industrial carbon emissions; it is also an issue of population dynamics, poverty and gender equity. 

On this show we'll look at how climate change impacts women and whether population growth is a major cause of climate change. What's the best way to protect humanity from extreme weather and rising seas? Could better access to reproductive health care and improved relations between women and men make a critical difference in addressing this long-term global problem?

40:35 minutes (37.16 MB)

Locus Focus on 12/14/09

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 12/14/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Why is climate change a women's issue?

WOMEN & CLIMATE CHANGE

Why do women  hold the key to solving climate change. Guest Sarah Craven, chief of the United Nations Population Fund's Washington office, talks about how climate change is more than an issue of energy efficiency or industrial carbon emissions; it is also an issue of population dynamics, poverty and gender equity. 

On this show we'll look at how climate change impacts women and whether population growth is a major cause of climate change. What's the best way to protect humanity from extreme weather and rising seas? Could better access to reproductive health care and improved relations between women and men make a critical difference in addressing this long-term global problem?

The Digital Divide on 12/11/09

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 12/11/2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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What is climate change?

In the aftermath of damaging hacked emails between climate scientists, and as global leaders and community activists convernge in Copenhagen, we take a step away from the politics to look at the science behind studying climate change.  While global warming has risen in the past decades from being viewed as a crazy idea from the environmental left to a global concern unifying the naitons of the world, sceptics still claim that "bad science" is being used to support this effort.

We hear from Andrew Rice, a professor of physics at Portland State University, to learn exactly what concepts and techniques scientists have used to produce data that supports the evidence that climate change is occuring in direction that will negativly impact the planet.

33-day fast (and counting!) for Climate Justice

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Evening News
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Mon, 12/07/2009

A group of climate activists in Copenhagen are on the 33rd day of a hunger strike for climate justice.

They are demanding a binding agreement to fund climate adaptation and mitigation activities in developing nations with at least one hundred ninety five billion dollars per year. They also demand an end to overconsumption, deforestation and the use of fossil fuels.

Yesterday two Portland activists joined the fast in solidarity, sitting in Pioneer Courthouse Square and calling for climate justice locally and globally. KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with one of the Copenhagen hunger strikers, Anna Keenan from Australia.

More info: www.climatejusticefast.com

9:16 minutes (8.49 MB)

Climate Change, Copenhagen, and an (almost) World Editorial

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Tue, 12/08/2009

 As the Copenhagen talks begin, Abe and Joe talk climate change.
 Hosted by: Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

 

53:42 minutes (24.58 MB)

More Talk Radio on 12/07/09

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 12/07/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Today's topic is global warming with guests from the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Dartmouth Professor Michael Dorsey specializes in climate justice issues. Environmental activist Sandy Gauntlett, who is of Maori Indigenous descent, has worked on forest related issues for over a decade.

WTO - What It Really Costs

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Mon, 11/30/2009

The WTO works  to protect large corporations from having to bear the real costs of their production -- forcing the rest of us to pay with our health and the quality of our lives.  Magrete Strand of the Sierra Club and the Blue Green Alliance explains how it works in this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.

10:47 minutes (6.18 MB)

Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 11/30/2009

In these end days of peak oil, the Canadian province of Alberta is on a mission to replace Saudi Arabia as the world's major source of petroleum. The once pristine boreal forests of Northern Alberta are being transformed into gigantic pit mines as energy companies rush to extract some of the last of the earth's petroleum reserves. The quest to extract and refine these thick, dirty tar sands that lie beneath what was once a wilderness of wetlands and salmon-rich rivers, threatens the ecology and economy of North America.

39:24 minutes (36.07 MB)

Locus Focus on 12/07/09

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 12/07/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Nuclear Power - Carbon-free Energy for the Future or Still Just a Bad Idea?

A couple months ago, Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein leaped at the opportunity to interview Stewart Brand, Whole Earth Catalog creator and innovative futurist. But Stewart has changed his views on some key things since the heady days of the late 1960s and early 70s, when his ideas and projects inspired a huge counter-cultural movement. His primary concern now is curbing climate change and he believes that to achieve the goal of drastically reducing our carbon emissions we must embrace technologies that he (and most of the environmental movement) once eschewed - like nuclear power.

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