Environment

Klamath Plan Favors Irrigators

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Evening News
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Fri, 11/23/2007

Fish and wildlife experts are criticizing the new federal water plan that dictates how much water is allowed to flow down the Klamath River for the next decade.

They say the plan puts already struggling fisheries, fishing communities, and national wildlife refuges at risk, in favor of irrigators, and that too much water has been promised to too many people.

KBOO’s Helen Honey has more, in collaboration with the Oregon News Service:

1:08 minutes (1.04 MB)

Vancouver Examines its Walkability

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Evening News
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Tue, 10/23/2007

While many cities in the U.S. are finally coming to the realization that walkability is a necessity in city planning, Vancouver, Washington is actually doing something about it.

A non-profit group in the city invited Mark Fenton, the host of the PBS series "America's Walking” and walkability expert, to speak to a sold-out crowd last night.

He’s also headed out around the city to see just how pedestrian-friendly the city is.

KBOO’s Crystal Leighty spoke with Mark Fenton earlier today:

2:20 minutes (2.15 MB)

Industrial waste dumping threat to Sauvie Island

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Evening News
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Tue, 11/06/2007

 

 

A new proposal from the Portland-based ESCO Corporation would result in the dumping of hundreds of tons of industrial waste on Sauvie Island, north of Portland. 

KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Jeff Joslin, who is leading a group of citizens who oppose the dumping:

3:06 minutes (2.85 MB)

Federal plan cancelled for NW wild salmon

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Evening News
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Wed, 10/31/2007

The newest federal salmon recovery plan has been abandoned.  Salmon advocates say the future is no brighter for the Pacific Northwest wild salmon and the people that rely on them.  Salmon advocates, fishermen, businesses, and communities are calling on Congress to step in and help.  Helen Honey reports with the Oregon News Service.

1:16 minutes (1.17 MB)

NW Coalition for Pesticide Alternatives 30th Celebration

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Evening News
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Wed, 10/17/2007

the Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides marks a special anniversary this weekend.  KBOO’s Adinah Little spoke with Aimee (ahh-may) Code about the group’s 30th anniversary Celebration and Auction.

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Oregon Coalition Fights to Remove Klamath Dams

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Evening News
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Tue, 11/13/2007

Electricity consumer advocates, joined by commercial salmon fishermen, Native American tribes and conservation groups today called on customers of Pacific Power to join the struggle to remove four Klamath dams – and save themselves some money.

Pacific Power is a subsidiary of Pacificorp.  The company has refused a proposal to remove four dams on the Klamath River, instead putting the cost of an upgrade on reatepayers.

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1121 Our Backyard

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Tue, 11/20/2007

Another edition of the locally produced environmental series, Our Backyard, with KBOO's Edison Carder. This edition: Buy Nothing Day - idealistic gesture or is it something more?

4:06 minutes (3.75 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for November 19, 2007

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Sun, 11/18/2007

Hosted by Tom Becker, today's Old Mole features a conversation between Bill Resnick and anthropologist Kamran Asdar Ali about the recent history and current situation in Pakistan. Jan Haaken interviews Portland State Psychology student David Hall about his work on Native American concepts of sustainability. Thabiti Lewis shows us how little we learn about American gangsters from the film "American Gangster." Tom Becker reads what Bob Dylan's retelling of the story of Joe Hill. And Bill Resnick interviews members of the Custodians and Food Service Workers Union who are fighting for a just wage and benefits with the Portland Schools.

56:09 minutes (13.26 MB)

Climate change protest in Portland

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Evening News
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Sun, 11/18/2007

On Saturday the United nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released it’s new report on Global Warming.

The UN panel, which shared the Nobel Peace prize with Al Gore , said there is no doubt, Global warming is happening and  people all over the earth are feeling it’s effects.

2:30 minutes (2.29 MB)

The Downside of Biofuels

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Tue, 11/13/2007

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A conversation with Sharon Astyk regarding the downside of biofuels

28:51 minutes (9.91 MB)
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