Environment

CA car emission clean-up blocked by Cheney

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Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 11/27/2007

 

Vice President Dick Cheney was behind a controversial decision to block California’s attempt to impose tough emission standards on car manufacturers.
KBOO’s Crystal Leighty has more.

 

0:56 minutes (443.31 KB)

Portland Drinking Water Threat

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program: 
Recovery Zone
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Wed, 01/02/2008

On the Jan. 3rd, Recovery Zone host Stephanie Potter speaks with Regna Merritt from Oregon Wild and Floy Jones from Friends of the Reservoirs who are working to protect Bull Run and Portland's water system. Recent federal rulings mandate hundreds of millions of dollars to be paid to corporations to "purify" our water.  The activists counter that our present system is already so effective and "sweetly low-tech" that it could be coming from some very green future. 

27:30 minutes (9.44 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for December 31, 2007

program date: 
Sun, 12/30/2007

 Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program opens with some reflections on why the presidential campaign is treated as a horserace, not as a debate on the future of the nation.  Bill Resnick talks with local bicycling activists Tim Calvert and Elinor Blue about how bicycling can change our cities and our lives.  Luz María Gordillo reads her short story "Hot  Señorita", one of her  series on the Mexican immigrant experience.  Carolyn Jessop talks with Bill Resnick  about her  experience  in a polygamous, fundamentalist  Mormon community.

52:49 minutes (48.36 MB)

Bombs tested on Hawaiian army base w/depleted uranium

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 11/27/2007

On Hawaii’s Big Island, U-S Air Force planes are dropping unarmed bombs the size of a small automobile.

The first fear was of a bomb missing its target and hitting a school or hospital.
But now, as we reported yesterday on KBOO News, the army base where the practice bombs are being dropped has been discovered to be contaminated with depleted uranium.

Today, KBOO’s Crystal Leighty spoke with Activist Jim Albertini on the Big Island.

2:08 minutes (1.96 MB)

1226 Our Backyard

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program date: 
Tue, 12/25/2007

Another edition of the locally produced environmental series, Our Backyard, with KBOO's Edison Carder. This edition: A 'cocktail' of pharmaceuticals has been detected in the water supply.

3:58 minutes (3.64 MB)

Corps of Engineers saves PDX trees from FEMA demolition

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 12/05/2007

The fight to save 100 mature trees along the Bridgeton levee in north Portland got a needed boost today from the U-S Army Corps of Engineers.The Corps is currently reviewing its levee vegetation policy and plans to issue the revised standards as part of a National Levee Vegetation Roundtable to be held in early 2008.The Bridgeton Neighborhood Association’s and Columbia Riverkeeper have been fighting for months to preserve the hundred trees, which were scheduled to be cut due to a directive from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

KBOO spoke with Brent Foster, the director of the Columbia Riverkeeper, about this issue:

2:25 minutes (2.22 MB)

1219 Our Backyard

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program date: 
Tue, 12/18/2007

Another edition of the locally produced environmental series, Our Backyard, with KBOO's Edison Carder. This edition: A couple of holiday gift book ideas. One for the "eco-geeks" and and one for the "eco-phobes". Happy Solstice! 

3:40 minutes (3.37 MB)

Oregon Reduces Emissions that Cause Global Warming

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 12/17/2007

 

Oregon is reducing emissions that cause global warming, faster than many developing countries, according to a new report from the National Environmental Trust.

It shows the U.S. is the leader in greenhouse gas pollution — but states like Oregon are taking the lead on reducing those emissions in the future. 

1:08 minutes (1.04 MB)

Marlene Smith with Dr Bailey & Dr. Peskin on cancer, and Ed Goldberg on the economy

program date: 
Thu, 12/13/2007

Marlene hosts Dr. Steven Bailey and an interview with Dr. Brian Scott Peskin, author of "The Hidden Story of Cancer".  Then, in the second half of the show, Marlene and Ed Goldberg discuss the mortgage crisis and sub-prime lending.

 

103:10 minutes (17.71 MB)

PDX Citizens speak on Hanford Cleanup Delay

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 12/13/2007
Earlier this week, the Department of Energy, Washington State Department of Ecology and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency held a 'State of the Hanford nuclear site' meeting in Portland.
The U.S. Department of Energy has apparently proposed an additional 20 year delay in cleaning up the Hanford, Washington site, which is the most polluted site in the Western Hemisphere.
A number of local citizens attended to voice their concern over the slow place and incompleteness of the cleanup.
2:32 minutes (2.32 MB)
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