PDX-Earth Episode 29 Discussion of how global warming turned the Burning Man festival into a quagmire and is changing the way major amusement parks do business, Portland Audubon’s search for a new name, an update on the global treaty on plastics, the early arrival of Vaux’s swifts to the Portland area, the eco-impact of thrift […]

Discussion of the Texas and Florida grade school curriculums that deny climate change and promote fossil fuels, the link between wildfire smoke and dementia, squirrel-safe bridges in Washington state, an interview with Oregon Public Broadcasting reporter Monica Samayoa, invasive species that are devouring local salmon, the eco-benefits of sealing your doors and windows, tips for […]

Discussion of Japan’s plan to release radioactive water into the ocean, Western states’ reluctance to dig up dangerous lead pipes, the sad death of killer whale Lolita in Miami, an Oregon polluter’s request to pollute more, an interview with Portland State University professor Anne Thompson regarding the marine heatwave off the Oregon coast, the environmental […]

Discussion of Montana’s epic climate change legal ruling, an update on the Maui wildfires, new wolves in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, Portland’s record-setting heat wave, an interview with Jane Bacchieri of the Elakha Alliance on the case for reintroducing sea otters in Oregon, the environmental impact of back-to-school lunches, ways to reduce your carbon footprint, […]

Discussion of the devastation caused by climate-driven wildfires raging in Hawaii, Europe’s hottest month ever, more cougar sightings on the Oregon coast, an interview with tree-climbing expert Leo Rosen-Fischer on the emotional and environmental benefits of scaling old growth trees, how Oregon cherry farmers are affected by climate change, the environmental impact of e-waste, ways […]

Discussion of the environmental impact of e-bikes, global temperatures maxing out in the Middle East, Butte Falls’ innovative forest-purchase plan to protect the town from Oregon wildfires, an interview with R. Brent Lyles, executive director of the Mountain Lion Foundation on why mountain lions are are popping up in populated areas, the eco-impact of cigarette […]

News items looking at the environmental impact of pre-packaged meal kits, review massive floods in New England, why grizzly bears are roaming so far and wide, an interview with Dr. Erica Fleishman, Director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute regarding  of the alarming certainty of Oregon’s wildfire season, the eco-impact of automatic car washes, […]

Discussion of  the environmental impact of funerals and cremation, why Canada’s wildfires continue to burn unchecked, an illegal lake in Brazil, an interview on record-setting global temperatures with Dr. Paul Loikith, one of the Principal Investigators for the Center for Climate and Aerosol Research at Portland State University, Oregon’s annual Hidden Bottle Hunt, how fireworks […]

A look back at the origins of Earth Day, Major League Soccer uniforms made from recycled ocean plastic, the eco-impact of tea bags, an interview with Providence Health System’s Dr. Brian Chesebro and his efforts to ban environmentally harmful anesthetic gases, tips for reducing your carbon footprint, and music from Japan, Canada, Israel, Puerto Rico, […]

News items discussing the environmental impact of single-cup coffee pods and the global coffee industry, Portland’s place among the U.S.’s Most Eco-Forward Cities, plastic bottled water’s environmental fall0out, Oregon’s increasing failure to meet carbon-emission goals from 2020, tips on how to reduce your personal carbon footprint, an interview with Dr. Kinari Webb of Health in […]

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