In a few weeks, the Western Climate Initiative, or W-C-I, will release its plan to improve the environment by reducing global warming pollution in the West.The plan is already getting criticism for making too many concessions to industry.Seven states and four Canadian provinces are WCI members, including Oregon. KBOO's Crystal Leighty has more, in collaboration with the Oregon News Service.
Bruce Silverman interviews Wes Jackson, botanist, geneticist, proponent of using prairie ecology as the model for agriculture, and director of The Land Institute. He has edited a new book of essays called The Virtues of Ignorance: Complexity, Sustainability and The Limits of Knowledge. Jackson claims achieving a better world may require less information and technology, not more.
Host Joe Uris talks with listeners about proposed Liquified Natural Gas Pipelines in Oregon, the history and real meaning of the Russian/Georgian conflict and the Obama-Biden Democratic National Convention. A No-Holds-Barred discussion of Real Stuff in Real Time.
Host Joe Uris talks with listeners about proposed Liquified Natural Gas Pipelines in Oregon, the history and real meaning of the Russian/Georgian conflict and the Obama-Biden Democratic National Convention.
A no holds barred discussion of real stuff in real time.
KBOO's locally produced environmental series. This edition: A proposal by the Bush administration will eliminate science as a factor in determining whether or not federal projects (dams, highway construction, mines, etc) might threaten protected species. Instead, federal agencies will make the determination without the benefit of wildlife scientist studies. Developers and others opposed to the Endangered Species Act are thrilled. Environmental activists are outraged.
Host Marlene Howell substitutes for Barbara Bernstein today, bringing two main topics to the table.
First up, she invites opinions on Patriarchy versus Matriarchy as it relates to the wholesale Commodification of the entire planet's resources versus Sustainability. Is it even possible for our species (let alone mostother species) to survive our greed?
Part two of today's show asks the listenership: "What are YOU going to do TODAY to express your environmental values?" This is not meant as an esoteric question, but a practical one, inviting real behaviors that can be practiced today by average citizens to protect and preserve our lifeline.