The Great Lakes covers 94,000 square miles of surface area and accounts for twenty percent of the world’s fresh surface water. In many ways, their health is our health. Today in the studio, guest host Rebecca Kemble speaks with Dan Egan about his research on the Great Lakes. They cover invasive species and pollution, the […]
According to the United Nations, the cities of 2050 will house five and a half billion people, two and a half billion more people than they do now, and 66% of the projected world population of nine billion. Many of those densely populated cities will be next to oceans that are one to two feet […]
Biologist, author, and cancer survivor, Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. writes about climate change, ecology, and the links between human health and the environment. Steingraber’s highly acclaimed book, Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment was the first to bring together data on toxic releases with data from U.S. cancer registries and was […]
Leah Pawpaw Potter-Weight and Kase Intermediate-Wheatgrass Wheatley discuss agroforestry with Maayan Kreitzman, a PhD student from the University of British Colombia. Agroforestry is widely practiced in tropical climates worldwide and provides a large percentage of calories in those places especially relative to here in the United States. Agroforestry has received much hype here in the […]
Have you ever driven by a farm field and seen a lone oak tree standing amongst a sea of corn? It’s quite a stunning sight. Keefe Keeley, executive director of the Savanna Institute, discusses agroforestry, the concept of integrating tree crops into agricultural landscapes, and their potential to mitigate climate change, restore wildlife habitat, and […]
Esty Dinur hosts an open line, and receives a slew of calls. Listeners called in about chicken little-ism, marching in the streets, the commons, eminent domain, and the Takings Clause, and concerns about environmental disasters and climate change.