Tina Loo studies the impact of hydropower projects on native people in Canada, and here she talks with the Old Mole's Laurie Mercier about how the techno-perspective of policy makers blinds them to the impacts of their projects on life in the areas where they are located. Professor Loo will be appearing next week (Nov. 6-7) in Vancouver, WA at a major conference about dams -- Reversing the Flow: Big Dams, Power, and People in Global Perspective.
In this first of a three-part series on the climate crisis, Stephanie Potter interviews naturalist Richard Albertson, author of The Sky is the Limit-- A Brief and Easy Explanation of Climate Change for Present and Future Voters. Albertson's book speaks directly to citizens -- explaining how climate change works and going on to "the inescapable conclusion that we have gone well past the point where simply reducing the amount of greenhouse gasses we generate can solve our problem." He addresses how our economic and political systems
Anti-nuclear activists came together in Portland this weekend to strategize about local actions to call for nuclear abolition worldwide. Paige Knight with Hanford Watch gave an update about the cleanup of Washington state’s nuclear dumping ground:
The Oregon Forestry Board has voted unanimously to increase logging in the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forest. KBOO’s Stefan Kamp has more on what this means for the future of the Northern Coast Range.
Environmental activists staged several protests, forums and educational activities in New York this week, as world leaders met to discuss climate change at the United Nations. KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg has more:
Tomorrow is weatherization day. The sierra club along with organizations, business, unions and local officials across the united states will participate in activities to emphasize the benefits of investing in energy efficiency. KBOO’s David NOCK-um-son spoke with Allison Forbes from the sierra club’s national clean energy solutions campaign about weatherization and the availability of government funding to help pay for it.