Earthgauge Radio – August 7, 2018

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A Canadian environmental news podcast featuring stories from across Canada and around the world. Broadcast every other Tuesday at 12:00 noon EST on CKCU radio 93.1 FM in Ottawa or online at www.ckcufm.com. Or join me here for the podcast.

On the show this week:

  • Planet has entered ‘new neighbourhood’ of global temperatures
  • The world is hot, on fire and flooding
  • Newly elected president of Mexico to ban fracking
  • Climate change study ties warming temperatures to rising suicide risk
  • Pakistan’s next PM wants to plant 10 billion trees
  • Polar bear shot dead after attacking cruise ship guard
  • Portland, Oregon may impose clean energy tax on giant retailers
  • A record 207 environmental activists were killed last year
  • August 3 was ‘Earth Overshoot Day’

Earthgauge Radio – July 24, 2018

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A Canadian environmental news podcast featuring stories from across Canada and around the world. Broadcast every other Tuesday at 12:00 noon EST on CKCU radio 93.1 FM in Ottawa or online at www.ckcufm.com. Or join me here for the podcast.

On the show this week:

  • A sustainable fashion innovator makes fiber from pineapple leaves
  • An eco-friendly sneaker company reduces carbon output of shoes by 85 percent
  • The Texas supreme court rules cities cannot ban plastic bags
  • Starbucks becomes the largest food and beverage retailer to announce a plastic straw ban
  • Typhoons floods and heatwaves batter Asia
  • Trump administration announces sweeping proposal to weaken the Endangered Species Act
  • Ottawa fails to secure new buyer for Trans Mountain pipeline by deadline
  • Judge throws out New York climate lawsuit
  • Glacier half the size of Manhattan breaks off Greenland
  • Ireland becomes world’s first country to divest from fossil fuels
  • Global population passes 7.5 billion
  • Almost every part of Canada’s largest national park is deteriorating, a federal study says

Earthgauge Radio – Interview with Conceivable Future

August 1, 2018 Leave a comment

The climate crisis is also a reproductive justice crisis: How do you protect your health and your children in an increasingly dangerous and toxic environment? How do you decide whether or not to have a baby when a healthy and stable future is increasingly jeopardized? Even with access to fertility regulation, no one makes reproductive ‘choices’ freely in the face of so many economic and environmental pressures.

On Earthgauge Radio this week, I feature an interview with Meghan Kallman and Josephine Ferorelli, the founders of Conceivable Future, which is a women-led network bringing awareness to the threat climate change poses to reproductive justice, and demanding an end to fossil fuel subsidies.

Meghan Kallman is a sociologist who studies how social movements succeed, why they fail and how we can sustain social commitment and activism in a globalized world.

Josephine Ferorelli is a writer, editor, illustrator, and yoga instructor.


 

 

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Earthgauge Radio – June 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 Leave a comment

A weekly Canadian environmental news podcast featuring stories from across Canada and around the world.

Join me here every week or subscribe to the podcast.

On the show this week:

  • a new oceans study could alter climate change predictions (for the worse)
  • new ship fuel regulations could sink oil sands expansion
  • the Canadian government’s purchase of the Kinder Morgan Transmountain pipeline comes amid collapsing demand for oil globally
  • taxpayers are still shelling out billions of dollars in subsidies for the oil industry
  • India announces a single-use plastics ban and the International Olympic Committee makes a commitment to fight plastic pollution
  • Volkswagen bans diesel exhaust testing on animals (can you believe this was even happening in the first place?)
  • Donald Trump is isolated on plastics and climate change at the recent G7 Summit
  • the Pope urges oil companies to lead the transition to clean energy
  • a B.C. start-up company figures out how to remove carbon from the air.

Interview with journalist Paul McKay about pipeline economics in Canada

May 16, 2018 Leave a comment

Time and time again, we hear from politicians that we need more pipelines to get Alberta’s oil to new markets. But Paul Mckay, an award-winning journalist who has looked at this issue closely, says this is all a shell game, smoke and mirrors designed to distract us from what’s really going on. McKay says the economics of new oil sands pipelines simply don’t make sense in today’s world, particularly if we have any hope of reducing our carbon emissions. 

Paul McKay is an award-winning investigative reporter and author. His reports have been published by the Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, and Vancouver Sun. He recently wrote a series of articles for The Energy Mix about the faulty economic logic of Canadian oil sands exports called ‘Out of the Loop’. 

Earthgauge Radio – May 15, 2018

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A weekly Canadian environmental news podcast featuring stories from across Canada and around the world.

Join me here every week or subscribe to the podcast.

On the show this week:

  • Sunscreen is ruining coral reefs in Hawaii
  • California is set to require solar panels on all new homes
  • New video shows massive deforestation in Indonesia
  • Investors urge oil companies to stay out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska
  • Activists claim victory as western Canada oil tanker ban passes
  • A plastic bag is found at the bottom of the ocean’s deepest trench

Interview with Dr. Renee Lertzman

May 2, 2018 Leave a comment

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I was pleased to have the opportunity to speak with Dr. Renee Lertzman this week. Her work has bridged psychological research and sustainability, and she translates complex psychological and social science research insights into clear tools for change. Renee is the author of Environmental Melancholia: Psychological dimensions of engagement and she says that understanding human behaviour at the deepest level is an absolute imperative if we are to address climate change.

Renee is an internationally recognized thought leader and adviser, and works with organizations and individuals from government, business, and non-governmental sectors. She has a PhD from the Cardiff School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University and is currently a full-time applied researcher and advisor.

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