Earthgauge News – July 23, 2019

July 23, 2019 Leave a comment

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 download the podcast here.

On the show this week:

  • The aviation industry hears clamour for electric planes
  • Best way to fight climate change? Plant a trillion trees
  • Internal Exxon Documents Show Climate Awareness in 1982, Denial by 1988
  • United Nations Says 80 Countries May Ramp Up Climate Pledges
  • Big Pharma Emits More Greenhouse Gases Than the Automotive Industry
  • Nearly 30,000 Species Face Extinction Because of Human Activity
  • ‘Social Breakdown and Outright Chaos’: Civilization Headed for Collapse by 2050, New Climate Report Warns
  • The Philippines has put forward a bill that requires all students from elementary school to college to plant trees as a prerequisite to graduate.

Earthgauge News – May 28, 2019

May 29, 2019 Leave a comment

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 download the podcast here.

On the show this week:

  • Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science
  • India Set to Exceed Paris Target, Install 80 GW of New Renewables in Five Years
  • More Countries Put Up Barriers as Migrants Flee Climate Chaos
  • Clean Energy Jobs Growing 60% Faster than National Average, Study Shows
  • Sea levels could rise by up to 2 metres by 2100, new study finds
  • Postmedia hires former Kenney staffer to lobby Alberta government on involvement in ‘energy war room’
  • 16 year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg Becomes Target for German Far Right
  • Canada tops the charts for worst vehicle fuel economy
  • Big oil is set to spend $5 trillion on fossil fuels we can’t afford to burn
Categories: News & Politics, Podcasts

Earthgauge News – May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019 Leave a comment

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 on demand at www.ckcufm.com. Or download the podcast here.

On the show this week:

  • Biodiversity crisis is about to put humanity at risk, UN scientists to warn
  • Humans Are Speeding Extinction and Altering the Natural World at an ‘Unprecedented’ Pace
  • Green candidate Paul Manly wins Nanaimo-Ladysmith by-election
  • CO2 Levels Top 415 PPM for First Time in Human History
  • Ireland Becomes Second Country to Declare Climate Emergency
  • Just One-Third of the World’s Longest Rivers Remain Free-Flowing
  • TROVE OF DOCUMENTS SHOWS FOSSIL MANIPULATION OF UN CLIMATE PROCESS FROM 1989 TO 2002
  • Global plastic waste pact garners international support

Earthgauge News – April 30, 2019

April 30, 2019 Leave a comment

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 download the podcast here.

On the show this week:

  • With communities under water, Ottawa had little choice but to declare a ‘climate emergency’
  • Climate Change Blamed as Flooding Forces Thousands to Evacuate in Canada
  • Extinction Rebellion arrests pass 1,000 on eighth day of protests
  • New York’: City Council Passes Visionary Climate Bill
  • Winning Party in Spain’s Election Campaigned on a Green New Deal
  • Jeremy Corbyn launches bid to declare a national climate emergency
  • CONSERVATIVES, FOSSILS PLOT ‘GROWING COLLABORATION’ TO DEFEAT LIBERALS IN FEDERAL ELECTION
  • CANADA ON TRACK TO HIT PARIS TARGET 200 YEARS LATE AS NEB ENDORSES CARBON TAX

Earthgauge News – April 16, 2019

April 17, 2019 Leave a comment

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 download the podcast here.

On the show this week:

  • ALBERTA OFFICIALS TOOK 12 HOURS TO NOTIFY FIRST NATION OF POTENTIALLY TOXIC HYDROGEN SULPHIDE LEAK
  • Researchers Warn Arctic Has Entered ‘Unprecedented State’ That Threatens Global Climate Stability
  • CANADA FALLS SHORT ON EFFORTS TO CUT EMISSIONS, PHASE OUT FOSSIL SUBSIDIES, ENVIRONMENT COMMISSIONER REPORTS
  • Norway Is Walking Away From Billions of Barrels of Oil
  • CO2 Levels Are Now at a 3 Million-Year High
  • NINE MILLION CANADIANS CITE CLIMATE AS VOTE-DETERMINING ISSUE
  • IDAHO SIGNS SOLAR CONTRACT AT RECORD-LOW 2.175¢/KWH, SETS 2045 TARGET FOR 100% CLEAN POWER
  • SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENTS GROW 34% OVER TWO YEARS, WITH CLIMATE AS PRIME MOTIVATOR
  • Shell to leave leading U.S. refining lobby over climate disagreement
Categories: News & Politics, Podcasts

Interview with Julia Szwarc of Free Transit Ottawa

April 2, 2019 Leave a comment

What do you think of Ottawa’s bus system OC Transpo? Is it too expensive? Not convenient or reliable enough? Should it be free?

Julia Szwarc, a member of Free Transit Ottawa, wrote an article in the Leveller Spring 2019 issue called ‘Rethinking Ottawa’s Transit System: a bold proposal for free transit in a city designed for cars’. In my interview with her for Earthgauge Radio, we talk about what’s wrong with our transit system and how to fix it in a way that is better for people and the planet.

Free transit for all! Other cities are doing it, why can’t Ottawa?

Download the interview here.

Categories: Transportation

Earthgauge News – April 2, 2019

April 2, 2019 Leave a comment

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 download the podcast here.

On the show this week:

  • Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds
  • Judge Says Trump’s Plan to Allow Drilling in Arctic Ocean Is ‘Unlawful and Invalid
  • FOSSIL ANALYSTS BLAME GLOBAL TRANSITION, NOT FEDERAL POLICIES, FOR CANADIAN INDUSTRY’S WOES
  • CO2 EMISSIONS RISE 1.7% IN 2018 AS ENERGY DEMAND SETS RECORD, COAL CONSUMPTION GROWS
  • BP SAYS IT HAS ‘DRAMATICALLY’ CUT EXPLORATION, WILL LEAVE SOME OIL AND GAS IN THE GROUND
  • Melting Ice Is Exposing More and More Bodies as Mount Everest Warms
  • ‘BirthStrike’ Movement Encourages People to Stop Having Children in the Face of Climate Change
  • RUSSIAN CLIMATE LEGISLATION HAS ’80-90% CHANCE’ OF PASSING DESPITE PUSHBACK FROM FOSSILS, OLIGARCHS
  • New York Becomes Second State to Ban Plastic Bags
  • West Papua becomes Indonesia’s first conservation province
  • Retail giant to sell clothes made from food scraps
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