Environment/Climate

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Adventures Along the Hydrogen Rainbow

Airs at: Mon, 04/01/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
We need to decarbonize as swiftly as possible and the most direct path is through electrification. We can make most of the electricity we need through proven green technologies like solar, wind and geothermal, yet the fossil fuel industry is hyping hydrogen as its preferred... Read more

Left and the Law: Taking Oil Companies to Court

Airs at: Mon, 03/25/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  There are now 30 lawsuits against oil companies underway in cities and states around the US, including in California and here in the Pacific Northwest. Last year, a case was filed by  Multnomah County around damages from the 2021 heat wave and fires and a lawsuit was rec... Read more

"That Vegan Show" Interview with Dr. Peter Spendelow

Airs at: Fri, 03/22/2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for That Vegan Show
"That Vegan Show" happily welcomes returning guest, Dr. Peter Spendelow, to share the Environmental Impacts of Food just ahead of Earth Month. Dr. Spendelow has a Ph.D. in Zoology, but for more than 38 years has worked as an environmental scientist at the Oregon Department ... Read more

The Great Unraveling, or the Polycrisis of Environmental and Social Breakdown, with Richard Heinberg

Airs at: Wed, 03/20/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
  Today's guest, Richard Heinberg, is senior fellow at the Post Carbon Institute, a think tank based in Corvallis, Oregon, which provides information and analysis on climate change, energy scarcity, and other issues related to sustainability and long term community resilie... Read more

Portland's Climate Villains

Airs at: Mon, 03/25/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
  This program originally aired on February 12, 2024   The environment and the climate are having a rough ride at Portland City Council and in the backrooms of the Oregon State Capitol. Less than a day before a hearing on a housing regulatory reform package, Portland City... Read more

Climate Justice and the Portland City Council Elections

Airs at: Mon, 03/18/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
  This show originally aired on February 5, 2024 This November Portland voters have the historic opportunity to elect a new city council that actually reflects the diversity of its constituents. In 2022 voters overwhelmingly supported a city charter change that transforms ... Read more

Goldendale Pumped Storage vs. Tribal Sovereignty

Airs at: Mon, 03/11/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
A massive pumped storage development threatens to inundate a sacred area known as “Pushpum” by the Yakama Nation, which means the ‘mother of all roots.’ Excavation and construction of underground infrastructure would obliterate Tribal Cultural Properties and cultural resour... Read more

Voices For The Animals: Bad EATS [ENCORE]

Airs at: Fri, 02/23/2024 at 10:15am - 10:30am
Produced for Voices for the Animals
  99% of the meat and dairy products we eat in this country come from industrialized factory farms. By and large, these are terrible places for animals, and voters in some states have passed laws to make those farms a little more humane. Unfortunately, some in Congress are... Read more

What's Next with NEXT?

Airs at: Mon, 02/26/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Several years ago NEXT Energy (now NXT) proposed to build a renewable diesel refinery and rail yard at Port Westward, a spectacular point of land protruding into the Columbia River Estuary near the town of Clatskanie. The proposal was enthusiastically supported by the Port ... Read more

Protecting Mature and Old Growth Forests

Airs at: Mon, 03/04/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management, which oversee most of the nation’s Mature Old Growth forests, continue to defy overwhelming public support for protection, scientific calls for a moratorium on logging, and the presidents’ initial direction to develop conser... Read more