Environment

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 Bill Resnick talks with energy expert Suzanne Hunt about the political economy and the enviirnomental impact of alternative energy, especially the pros and cons of biofuels.  Hunt was the head of a project on biofuels for the World Watch Institute.

24:36 minutes (11.26 MB)

Affluenza: the All-Consuming Epidemic

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Sun, 02/17/2008

Crystal Leighty interviews David Wann, co-author of Affluenza: the All-Consuming Epidemic. (Berrett-Koehler Publishers) He’ll discuss his new book Simple Prosperity: Finding Real Wealth in a Sustainable Lifestyle.”  (St. Martin's Griffin)

28:08 minutes (25.76 MB)

Natural Gas Alternatives Hearing: Interview with Dan Serres

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Evening News
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Thu, 02/14/2008

 

Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission On Thursday that they must study all alternatives to supplying natural gas to the region.  He added that these studies must occur before any permits are issued for liquefied natural gas terminals in Oregon.The statement came a day after a public hearing was held in Astoria about the proposed terminals.  Hundreds of people came to that hearing to voice opposition to the project.  Their Concerns range from safety issues to whether the project would benefit the state. Dan Serres, with the Friends of Oregon Living Waters speaks here.

 

0:38 minutes (593.1 KB)

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)
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