articles tagged "environment"

The Story Of America’s Eastern Forests With Chris Johnson

Monday, 11 March 2013 | buzz
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On Monday, March 11, 2013, Chris Johnson, author of Forests for the People: The Story of America’s Eastern Forests, spoke with Brian Standing by phone. more »

Superweeds In Half Of All US Farms

Monday, 4 March 2013 | buzz
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Tom Philpott joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Monday, March 4, 2013. Philpott is the co-founder of Maverick Farms, an educational non-profit that promotes community resources and helps reconnect local food networks. Currently he writes the food and agriculture blog for Mother Jones. more »

LCV: Short Notice Public Hearing Helps Push Mining Industry Agenda

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 | buzz
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  Kerry Schumann, Executive Director of Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters spoke with Jan Miyasaki by phone this morning. She was at the State Capitol an hour before a public hearing about the controversial open pit mining bill. The bill was introduced last week on Wednesday, January 16th. “Basically the bill exempts the iron mining industry from our environmental protection [laws]. Things that protect our drinking water, lakes and streams…that every other person, individual or company in the state has to follow, the iron mining industry doesn’t have to follow that.” Schumann said in today’s interview. “This bill is allowing mining companies to dump toxic waste into sensitive wetlands”, said Schumann. The Wisconsin League …. more »

Shopping for Good

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 | A Public Affair
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On Wednesday December 12th, host Tonya Brito interviewed author Dara O’Rourke about his recent book, “Shopping for Good.” Dara O’Rourke is Associate Professor of Environmental and Labor Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He us also the Chairman of GoodGuide, Inc., a database for safe, healthy, green, and ethical products based on scientific ratings. He is author of “Community-Driven Regulation: Balancing Development and the Environment in Vietnam” (MIT Press) and coauthor of “Can We Put an End to Sweatshops?” “‘Buy local,’ ‘buy green,’ ‘buy organic,’ ‘fair trade’–how effective has the ethical consumption movement been in changing market behavior? Can consumers create fair and sustainable supply chains by shopping selectively? Dara O’Rourke, the activist-scholar who first broke …. more »

Mining Legislation: Al Gedicks

Thursday, 8 November 2012 | buzz
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On Thursday November 8, host Tony Castaneda speaks with UW Lacrosse Professor Al Gedicks about the resurgence in the mining rush, and the attempts to get rid of anti-mining environmental laws. Al Gedicks is also an organizer with the Midwest Coalition Against Lethal Mining (MCALM).   The reintroduction of the mining bill is a top priority on the agenda for the upcoming session. Al comments, “It is a fundamental assault on the environmental protections and the public participation provisions that have been won by environmental battles that have gone back to the 1970s. This is a bill that was written by [mining company] Gogebic Taconite in cooperation with Wisconsin …. more »

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