Environment

Monsanto Attempts Sugar Beet Takeover

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KBOO's locally produced environmental series. This edition: Planting Monsanto's genetically engineered sugar beet seeds in the Willamette Valley has organic farmers, environmental activists, and consumers worried.

3:24 minutes (3.12 MB)

Our Backyard with Edison Carder: Local students discuss climate consciousness

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Wed, 01/30/2008

Local Students discuss their ideas about the environment and making a shift to climate consciousness.

12:29 minutes (11.43 MB)

Agriculture: What's Wrong? What's the Fix?

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 02/06/2008

On the February 7 Recovery Zone, host Stephanie Potter asks PSU Professor Toby Hemenway what's wrong with Agriculture?  What's the fix?  Hemenway is author of Gaia's Garden:  A Guide to Homescale Permaculture.  Hemenway describes how agriculture destroys our ecosystem and facilitates domination with the concentration of power.  He recommends that we learn from the patterns in nature.  Visit his website at Patternliteracy.com.  Other sites he suggests  for deepening the connection to a sense of place:  Trackers NW  and City Repair.   For more writing

28:28 minutes (26.07 MB)

0206 Our Backyard

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Tue, 02/05/2008

Another edition of Our Backyard, KBOO's locally produced environmental series. This edition: Environmental activists split on supporting the Climate Security Act and its carbon cap-and-trade scheme.

3:57 minutes (3.61 MB)

Our Backyard @ Roosevelt HS

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Wed, 01/30/2008

A special edition of Our Backyard, KBOOs locally produced environmental series. During a visit to Roosevelt HS in North Portland, Edison Carder listened to student's concerns about the environment.

12:29 minutes (11.43 MB)

More on LNG Terminals in Oregon

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Tue, 02/05/2008

Joe and Abe Talk Radio covered, in part, the Liquid Natural Gas Fiasco in Oregon. Several very knowlegable callers give some little-publicized facts about the LNG Terminals themselves and the LNG Pipelines the terminals will feed. Hear what some of the people that may be displaced by the pipeline have to say about it.

18:48 minutes (17.22 MB)

Scott Forrester on LNG Terminals in Oregon

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Sun, 02/03/2008

Scott Forrester talks about the plans to build Liquified Natural Gas Terminals in Oregon for consumers in California, and why that's such a bad idea. Don't miss the Rally on the State Capital Steps in Salem on February 6th 11:00 till 2:00 pm. More info at The Columbia River Keeper.

29:52 minutes (27.35 MB)

Michael Ianello and City Repair

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Wed, 01/30/2008

Now we'll hear from Michael Ianello about how one group - the city repair project, is working on turning our entire city into a livable community.

9:27 minutes (8.66 MB)

Susanne LaGrande speaks with Steven Couche

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Wed, 01/30/2008

The United States makes up less than 5 percent of the world’s population.Yet, we consume over twenty five percent of the world’s fossil fuel resources.When fossil fuels such the gas are burned, they release carbon dioxide.These gases, scientists believe, are one of the main causes of global warming.So What can local citizens do to slow the process of global warming?  The 2007 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, issued last year, highlights "the importance of lifestyle changes" in combatting climate change.

6:41 minutes (6.12 MB)

Tryon Life Farm: Sustainable Community in Portland

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Wed, 01/30/2008

Back to Portland with a report on the sustainable community being constructed by the Tryon Life Farm--just one of Portland's many intentional communities.

9:29 minutes (8.69 MB)
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