CATEGORY: ENVIRONMENT — 25.JUL.2014
Fighting Goliath—The Tar Sands Monster —
The Canadian Tar Sands is the largest industrial project on earth. Its potential environmental consequences have brought together citizens from across borders, to fight its rippling effects. In Idaho and Montana, hundreds of gargantuan trucks were routed to haul mining equipment to the Tar Sands oil fields of Alberta, Canada, endangering sensitive wildlife areas and risking damage to roads and municipal utilities. But an alliance of citizens and community groups was able to block the transport project. Meanwhile, back in the Tar Sands extraction area, regulations lag and the enormity of the environmental damage grows.
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Original Show Pub Date: 22.Jul.2014
CATEGORY: ENVIRONMENT, SPECIES — 16.JUL.2014
The Impact of Recreational Off-Road Vehicles —
Bethanie Walder, WildEarth Guardians Public Lands Director, discusses the impact of recreational off-road vehicles on non-motorized outdoor enthusiasts (hikers, campers, fishers, etc.) and on the environment and animals. Topics include history off off-road vehicles in parks, how NEPA applies, off-roaders as a vocal minority, the false "jobs vs. owls" argument in forestry decisions, rights vs. responsibilities.
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Original Show Pub Date: 13.Jul.2014
CATEGORY: ENVIRONMENT, CLIMATE — 20.MAY.2014
Moyers and Company
David Suzuki on Corp-Gov Anti- Environmentalism —
We live in an upside-down world where the people who would protect the natural systems that sustain us (environmentalists) are openly declared enemies of the state, where corporations fund a big-media propaganda machine dedicated to false statements about global warming and other environmental issues. David Suzuki says the "kill the messenger" strategy is ripped straight from big tobacco's old playbook. While he is concerned that humans are setting themselves up for a fall, he is more optimistic about the chances for "the planet"—it's highly resilient (though we are not).
Original Show Pub Date: 16.May.2014
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