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  • This week on @livingonearth: @pdykstra & @scurwood talk tree-sitters and beaver-imitators.

    Beyond The Headlines

    loe.org 03 Jun '18, 12pm

    Peter Dykstra and Steve Curwood take a look beyond the headlines at a tree-sitting Appalachian pipeline protest, and discuss Forest Service workers who are taking construction lessons from beavers. From the history books, Steve and Peter review the convictions of Union Carbide executi...

  • On PRI's @livingonearth, @pdykstra & @scurwood on increasing US oil production.

    Beyond the Headlines

    loe.org 13 May '18, 12pm

    This week, Peter Dykstra shares with host Steve Curwood his insights on a Department of Energy report that shows the US is now the globe’s biggest oil producer, and US transportation emits more greenhouse gases than electricity generation. The pair also discuss how mercury from coal-f...

  • Witnesses Wait

    loe.org 19 Apr '18, 4pm

    Cane farmers bought the insecticides and by the 1960's, plantations, exterminators, and even the federal government turned to Thompson Hayward for chemicals such as DDT, Aldrin, and the one locals called "leaf drop" - Agent Orange. But in the late 1980’s when Louisiana found the plant...

  • Living on Earth: Spoiled #Water for 300,000: What Lies Upstream: Living on Earth

    Spoiled Water for 300,000: What Lies Upstream

    loe.org 14 Apr '18, 5pm

    CURWOOD: Those voices come from a new documentary, What Lies Upstream, that tells the tale of an industrial chemical leak that left 300,000 people with unsafe drinking water. Documentary film producer Cullen Hoback went to Charleston shortly after the water went bad – for a week, he t...

  • .@pdykstra & @scurwood on PRI's @livingonearth: One more reason to dine at home; Maine Gov's pro-pesticide efforts.

    Beyond the Headlines

    loe.org 08 Apr '18, 1pm

    DYKSTRA: Well this is his third try, either by the governor or by his allies, he wants to have every municipality in Maine stick to the weaker state standard rather than the stronger ones that some communities, including Maine’s biggest city, Portland, have enacted. And also, let’s th...

  • my new interview with Steve Curwood on Living on Earth:

    Ocean Health: Some Hope and Much Peril

    loe.org 12 Mar '18, 12am

    SAFINA: All of our combustion, all the engines that we run, all the forest and farms that we are burning, that sends carbon dioxide up into the air and a lot of it reaches the face of the ocean, the surface of the ocean. At that interface a lot of it dissolves into the water. When it ...

  • .@pdykstra & @Scurwood on PRI's @livingonearth: Using raptors instead of pesticides to protect farm crops.

    Beyond the Headlines

    loe.org 25 Mar '18, 1pm

    DYKSTRA: We are going to talk about a positive story that sounds new but it’s actually something that has its roots in the 19th century. There are cherry orchards in Northern Michigan that instead of using more pesticides are using a small falcon, the American kestrel, to protect the ...

  • From @scurwood & @Pdykstra: Preview of environment & politics for 2018. @livingonearth.

    The Headlines & Beyond Previews 2018

    loe.org 07 Jan '18, 2pm

    Peter Dykstra joins Steve Curwood to assess the environment and politics as the year turns, and finds little cause to think the current deregulatory push by the Trump Administration will change. Still, the states have become bright spots in the renewable energy sector and Congress is ...


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