Environment

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)

Circle A Radio playlist for 01/16/2008

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01/16/2008

 

Margo Tamez, and Eminent Domain on the Border.

A coalition of Native Americans, border residents, and community groups continue the fight for their lands in the Rio Grande Valley.  The Department of Homeland Security says it will seize Apache and other private lands using eminent domain to build the border wall and militarize the zone.  

Critical Mass Critical Again

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Wed, 01/30/2008

On Friday, the monthly bicycle ride known as critical mass stopped at the Portland International Auto Show.  Bicyclists made the visit in a festive statement of ending our dependence on oil.

KBOO’s Marc de Giere went along to find riders with renewed passion for the ride. 

This audio aired as part of the No Beginning Too Small special day of programming.  A shorter verison originally ran on the Friday Evening News.

10:28 minutes (9.59 MB)

Walking as Transportation

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Wed, 01/30/2008

Kate Welch discusses walking as transportartion in Portland with guests Lynn Lindgren-Schreuder and Mike Dennis from the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition.

 

27:27 minutes (11 MB)

Greenwashing Index

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Tue, 01/29/2008

The latest edition of Our Backyard, the locally produced environmental series by Edison Carder: "Is there green substance behind the green sparkle?" A new web site, developed in coordination with the University of Oregon, helps consumers sort out advertiser 'green claims.  

3:18 minutes (3.02 MB)

Carbon Trade Watch

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 01/29/2008

Kevin Smith and Tamra Gilbertson, leading critics of international climate change policy and researchers with www.carbontradewatch.org will tell us what's wrong with carbon credits, how they do nothing to fight global warming, and even exacerbate the problem.

47:10 minutes (43.19 MB)

Bob Stacey on Life After Measure 49

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 01/29/2008

Barbara Bernstein talks with Bob Stacey Executive Director of 1000 Friends of Oregon (www.friends.org) about the landscape of Oregon land use law in a post-Measure 49 world. Bob and Barbara will discuss the Big Look, the New Look and the Blueprint for Oregon's Future.

30:43 minutes (28.12 MB)

Bicyclists Visit Auto Show

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Evening News
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Sun, 01/27/2008

 On Friday, the monthly bicycle ride known as critical mass stopped at the Portland International Auto Show.  Bicyclists made the visit in a festive statement of ending our dependence on oil.

KBOO’s Marc de Giere has the story.

A longer version of this story ran during our No Beginning Too Small special day of programming.

 

3:56 minutes (3.61 MB)

Oregon Economy Boosted by Roadless Forest Laws

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Evening News
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Wed, 01/23/2008

 

The ten-year old 'roadless rule' of the U.S. Forest Service now protects 58 million acres of forestland from development, almost 2 million of it in Oregon.

It’s turned out to have benefits not only for wildlife and water quality, but for the state’s economy.

KBOO's Nia Lewis brings us this story, in collaboration with the Oregon News Service:

 

1:09 minutes (1.05 MB)
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