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Earthgauge Radio – April 17, 2018

April 18, 2018 Leave a comment


Edition #14 of Earthgauge News for the week of April 16, 2018.

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:

  • Palm oil is being banned by a major UK supermarket
  • The 2 degrees global warming target won’t hold off climate change
  • Costa Rica’s new president vows emancipation from dirty transport
  • New Zealand bans oil and gas exploration
  • The premiers of Alberta and BC meet with PM Trudeau to discuss the Kinder Morgan Transmountain pipeline while the Keystone pipeline in the US bursts and spills
  • Oil drilling is approved in a marine protected area in Newfoundland.

Also on the show this week, feature interviews with Clair Brown, a Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley and the author of the book Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science and Kevin Taft, former politician and author of Oil’s Deep State: how the petroleum industry undermines democracy and stops action on global warming.

Earthgauge News – March 5, 2018

March 7, 2018 Leave a comment

Edition #11 of the Earthgauge News podcast for the week of March 5, 2018

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

Join me here every week or subscribe in iTunes or your favourite podcast catcher.

On the show this week:

  • EU officials suggest a ban on plastics may be coming
  • The first plastic free supermarket opens in the Netherlands
  • The Queen bans plastic straws from royal estates
  • Tesla is building the world’s largest virtual power plant
  • Plans have been unveiled for the world’s largest wind turbine
  • Newfoundland declares a 12-year push for offshore oil
  • Human noise is stressing out wildlife
  • Scientists say they haven’t seen a single north Atlantic right whale this season.

Earthgauge News – Feb. 19, 2018

February 21, 2018 Leave a comment

Edition #10 of the Earthgauge News podcast for the week of Feb. 19, 2018

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

Join me here every week or subscribe in iTunes or your favourite podcast catcher.

On the show this week:

  • Banff bison will roam free in Banff this summer for the first time in a century.
  • More than 500 scientists demand improved pollution laws in Canada.
  • The Supreme Court is set to decide who will clean up toxic sites in Canada when a company goes bankrupt.
  • A new product is launched as an alternative to plastic and two surfers launch an innovative solution to ocean pollution.
  • A suspected poacher is eaten by a lion in South Africa.
  • One million trees are being planted to offset President Trump’s climate change denial.
Categories: News & Politics, Podcasts

Earthgauge News – Feb. 5, 2018

February 21, 2018 Leave a comment

Edition #9 of the Earthgauge News podcast for the week of Feb. 5, 2018.

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

Join me here every week or subscribe in iTunes or your favourite podcast catcher.

 

Earthgauge News – Jan. 22, 2018

January 24, 2018 Leave a comment

Edition #8 of the Earthgauge News podcast for the week of Jan. 22, 2018.

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

Join me here every week or subscribe in iTunes or your favourite podcast catcher.

On the show this week:

  • Is the City of Ottawa turning it’s back on climate leadership?
  • The Canadian government is funding smart grid expansion
  • China has built the world’s largest air purifier
  • Cape Town may be the world’s first major city to run out of water
Categories: News & Politics, Podcasts

Earthgauge News – Dec. 4, 2017

December 5, 2017 Leave a comment

Edition #7 of the Earthgauge News podcast for the week of Dec. 4, 2017.

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

Join me here every week or subscribe in iTunes or your favourite podcast catcher.

On the show this week:

  • Global carbon emissions on the rise again
  • Oil drilling in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge
  • Ice apocalypse in Antarctica
  • Fossil fuel divestment
  • Canada signs high Arctic commercial fishing ban
  • Canada and the U.S. failing to protect the Great Lakes

Earthgauge News – Nov. 12, 2017

November 17, 2017 Leave a comment

Edition #6 of the Earthgauge News podcast for the week of Nov. 12, 2017.

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

Join me here every Monday or subscribe in iTunes or your favourite podcast catcher.

On the show this week:

  • The COP23 Climate Summit is underway in Bonn, Germany just as 2017 is likely to be the 3rd hottest year on record.
  • More than 15,000 scientists have issued a new, dire warning to humanity.
  • A new study says that the world can be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2050.
  • The City of Ottawa’s latest draft Budget is out and the news is not all good for climate action.
  • Recent state elections in the US could be good news for the climate, but it comes at a time when the Alaska National Wildlife Reserve could be opened for oil and gas drilling.

 

 

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