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'sDuff Badgley, former Green Party candidate in Washington state and full-time environmental activist, debunks the biomass myth and takes calls from listeners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.