The effects of global climate change are already being felt in places close to the polar regions like Australia and Alaska.
Larry Merculieff is an Alaska native leader who is currently touring around the US to raise awareness about the necessity of taking action now to combat climate change. He spoke with KBOO's Jenka Soderberg:
The Bush administration has issued its fifth court-ordered plan for making Columbia Basin hydroelectric dams and southern Idaho irrigation projects safe for endangered salmon.
The plan, released by the National Fisheries Service, outlines modifications to the dams, including changes in dam operations, expanded and improved hatchery operations, predator control and improvements to river habitat.
KBOO's Edison Carder interviews John Stauber of the Center for Media and Democracy ( http://www.prwatch.org/cmd/bios.php/John_Stauber ) on Earth Day 2008. John shares his thoughts about greenwashing, the competion between environmental activist groups for your contributions and where the 2008 Presidential candidates stand on energy policy and the environment.
Host Scott Forrester talks with Scott Fernandez, a member of the Portland Utility Review Board (PURB) about contamination of the Columbia South Shore Well Field, the summer supplement to our Bull Run Water Supply.
The May 1st Recovery Zone features a visit with an environmentally innovative intentional community: Maitreya Ecovillage. Founder Rob Bolman discusses his philosophy in working to create an oasis of cooperation and sustainability in an urban setting. Produced by Stephanie Potter, with music by David Simon on fiddle and Dale Jones on guitar.