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.
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.
Rose Marie Nichols joins The Dirtbag to talk about being in the seed business.
Host Glen Andresen and Jim Gilbert of One Green World welcome Rose Marie Nichols from Nichols Garden Nursery to talk about being in the seed business. And since Rose Marie is the co-author of the book Bountiful Container, we'll followup on our June Dirtbag show on container gardening and ask for her expert advice! (No Garden Stumper or listener questions this month as the show was taped ahead of time.)
CCC horticulture instructor Bruce Nelson talks about rainwater collection systems.
Host Glen Andresen and Jim Gilbert of One Green World welcome Clackamas Community College horticultual instructor Bruce Nelson to talk about rainwater harvesting and two upcoming rainwater collecting workshops at Clackamas Community College on August 30 and September 1.
Garden Stumper Quiz answer: Portland averages less than 1 inch of rainfall for each July and August.
There is an action event being held on Thursday, June 10th at the Someday Lounge in dowtown Portland in response to the annual slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan. KBOO's James Dixon brings us the story...
Part of the day-long special programming on the Gulf oil disaster, this hour long forum examined the impact of oil spills on coastal and wetland habitats. Hosted by Jacob Anderson-Minshall, the forum began with Tracy Chapman's Rape of the Earth and featured: