Host Glen Andresen welcomes Candace Stoughton, East Multnomah Soil and Conservation Districtrain garden specialist, to discuss the possibility of using edible plants in a rain garden. Candace works on urban conservation issues with a current focus on sustainable stormwater management. She has expertise in low impact development methods that protect streams and rivers from urban stormwater runoff.
When a landscape is covered in natural vegetation, most rainfall soaks into the ground. As we start adding roofs, driveways, sidewalks, and streets to the landscape, much of the rainfall can’t soak into the ground anymore. This can create a lot of problems for people and for our streams.
The U.S. National Park system has a backlog of maintenance and repairs that will cost at least $8 billion, and Oregon’s 10 park units are a part of it. There is a push to get it all done by 2016 for the parks 100-year birthday. The National Parks conservation Association says stepping up the pace could be a way to create jobs and boost local economies.
KBOO's Kendall Archer reports, in collaboration with the Oregon News Service.
Bridging the Cultural Divide in Oregon's Environmental Movement
Oregon environmentalists can point to many hard-won victories to preserve ecological diversity, but they've been less successful promoting diversity within their own ranks. How do we bridge this cultural divide? This week on Voices from the Edge, Dave Mazza talks with Marcelo Bonta, founder and executive director of the Center for Diversity and the Environment, and Tony DeFalco, Coordinator of the Young Environmental Professionals of Color group.
Pam Alee hosts a discussion with Benedict Herman and Lusijah Marx of Susila Dharma, a non-profit which funds small non-humanitarian projects. They discuss the organization and their upcoming fundraiser.
The Bush administration continues issuing midnight regulations that will help destroy the earth as w
The Bush administration continues issuing midnight regulations that will help destroy the earth as we know it. This past week they issued a new rule that loosens restrictions on how mountaintop removal is regulated by reducing the required buffer zones from streams and making it easier for mining companies to dump tailings into rivers and creeks. Mine safety & health and environmental specialist Jack Spadaro will be the guest for this discussion on what is mountaintop removal mining, why it threatens both human and wildlife in the appalachians and what is being done to try to stop it.
The US Missile Defense system enthusiastically promoted by the outgoing Bush administration has long been met with criticism and doubt within the scientific community. In this episode Host Dr Caldicott talks with Dr Ted Postal, Professor of Science, Technology and National Security Policy in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr Postal has defiantly uncovered numerous false claims about missile defenses, and in this interview he describes how the idea of a missile defense system fits in with US strategic nuclear policy, and how such a system is dangerously flawed.
Host Glen Andresen welcomes Candace Stoughton, East Multnomah Soil and Conservation District rain garden specialist, to discuss the possibility of using edible plants in a rain garden. Candace works on urban conservation issues with a current focus on sustainable stormwater management. She has expertise in low impact development methods that protect streams and rivers from urban stormwater runoff.
Financial analyst Catherine Austin Fitts with the Community Business Report, an eyewitness report of Israeli settler and military violence against Palestinians in the West Bank and an update on the case of death row prisoner Troy Anthony Davis.
The government is about to spend billions to stimulate the economy. What should they spend it on? What can be learned from the post-coldwar period of the 1990s about that? The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with economist Ann Markusen.