Energy/Natural Resources

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Beaver Taught Salmon To Jump

Airs at: Mon, 06/07/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
  This program originally aired on March 15, 2021 Beavers have been called “Nature’s Engineers.” In fact, the Army of Corps of Engineers could learn a lot from beavers. Instead of re-engineering nature to serve narrow human interests, beavers engineer the natural environm... Read more

Tipping Points

Airs at: Mon, 05/24/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick interviews Shannon Osaka, an environmental journalist with the web magazine Grist, and coauthor of "Points of No Return." This e-book focuses on “climate tipping points, elements of the Earth system in which small changes in global temperature can kick off rein... Read more

Goldendale Pumped Energy Storage Project

Airs at: Mon, 05/24/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Since the 1930s, the Columbia River has been tamed and reshaped by an array of dams that stretch from the Bonneville Dam east of Portland to the Grand Coulee Dam near the Canadian Border. Not only have these dams destroyed abundant salmon runs, they have also inundated innu... Read more

Oregon Post-Fire Logging Gone Rogue

Airs at: Mon, 05/17/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
We are still a long way away from recovering from last year's wildfires in Western Oregon. But if the damage and dislocation those fires wreaked was not traumatic enough, now the Oregon Department of Transportation is carrying out systematic clearcutting along the scenic wa... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour May 10th 2021

Airs at: Mon, 05/10/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Denise Morris Hosts this Episode of the Old Mole which includes   Community Energy Part 2. Bill Resnick interviews Paul Fenn in the second part of a 2 part interview on Community Energy. In the part 1 last week they discussed the origins of the Community Energy moveme... Read more

Jordan Cove's Looming Demise

Airs at: Mon, 05/10/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
For nearly 17 years Oregonians have been fighting to stop the massive Jordan Cove LNG export terminal from being built on Coos Bay, as well as its companion 229 mile pipeline that would cross much of Southern Oregon. In the past year, this struggle has begun to pay off. On... Read more

Lithium Mining's Unforeseen Consequences

Airs at: Mon, 07/05/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Lithium, the lightest metal on earth, is a key element in the effort to combat climate change. Since lithium ion batteries are far lighter than other batteries and hold a charge for much longer, they are an important component of solar and wind energy systems, storing energ... Read more

Viral Epidemics

Airs at: Mon, 05/03/2021 at 9:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Bill Resnick interviews David Quammen, a journalist of science, who wrote the book, Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic. Published in 2013 it eerily predicted the Covid pandemic. They discuss viral epidemics and the great threat humanity faces, shoul... Read more

Defund/Divest with 350pdx

Airs at: Mon, 05/03/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Laurie Mercier speaks with Sue Palmiter, who is co-leading the Defund/Divest team with 350PDX, about an upcoming Climate Justice Q&A with Oregon’s State Treasurer on Wednesday, May 5, 7:00 pm. The State Treasury invests $118 Billion, mostly PERS monies, with a portion of... Read more

Paul Fenn on Community Energy

Airs at: Mon, 05/03/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Bill Resnick talks to Paul Fenn who drafted the legislation now in effect in Massachusetts, Ohio, California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Collectively, they serve about 5% of Americans in over 1300 municipalities. These enactments authoriz... Read more