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Ottawa #ClimateStrike

October 1, 2019 Leave a comment


Huge climate strikes took place across Canada and around the world this past Friday, Sept. 27, with millions taking part including at least 800,000 here in Canada demanding immediate and strong action on the climate crisis, which is getting worse almost by the day. Over 20,000 people walked out of school and work here in Ottawa and I was there to capture some of the sounds from the march. In the face of so much relentless bad news these days, it was truly empowering to see the energy and determination of young people. They simply won’t back down on this one. 

Click the link above to listen to some audio from the Ottawa climate strike including inspiring interviews with two remarkable elementary school climate strikers.

 

Earthgauge Radio – Oct. 1, 2019

October 1, 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:

  • Over 800,000 people attend Canadian climate strikes including more than 500,000 in Montreal, making it largest in Quebec’s history
  • IPCC SAYS WARMING WILL PRODUCE RAPID SEA LEVEL RISE, ANNUAL ‘100-YEAR’ STORMS, DECLINING FISH STOCKS, SHRINKING GLACIERS WITHOUT FAST CLIMATE ACTION
  • Climate Crisis Is Accelerating. Past 5 Years Will Be Hottest on Record: Report
  • Earth to warm more quickly, new climate models show
  • NORTH AMERICA BIRD POPULATION FALLS BY THREE BILLION IN 50 YEARS
  • Air Pollution Particles Showing Up in Human Placentas, Next to the Fetus
  • A free reusable café cup system created by two Aussie dads is making it easy for caffeine lovers to ditch disposable cups 
Categories: News & Politics, Podcasts

Earthgauge Radio – Sept. 17, 2019

September 22, 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.

  • CLIMATE, PIPELINE PROTESTS GREET TRUDEAU’S KICK-OFF RALLY AS ELECTION 2019 GETS UNDER WAY
  • First Crowdfunded Park in BC Saves 2K Acres From Loggers
  • Climate change a top federal election priority for First Nations, says Bellegarde
  • REPORT SHOWS CONSTRUCTION DELAYS, SAFETY ISSUES DELAYING TRANS MOUNTAIN, MAKING PIPELINE A FINANCIAL LOSER
  • Feds to study using electricity to ‘reduce or eliminate’ fossil fuels
  • Trump Moves to Open 1.5 Million Acres of Alaskan Refuge for Oil Drilling By End of the Year
  • Alarming Level of Plastic in Children’s Bodies, German Study Shows
  • Japan May Dump Radioactive Fukushima Water Into the Pacific in ‘Only Option’ of Disposal

Earthgauge Radio – Sept. 3, 2019

September 4, 2019 Leave a comment


On the show this week, an interview with the journalist and author Tatiana Schlossberg (begins at 27:50).

Tatiana is a journalist and former NY Times Science writer who also happens to be the granddaughter of former US President John F. Kennedy. She’s just written a book called ‘Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impacts You Don’t Know You Have’.

As students return to school this week and many are buying things to stock up for the new year, Tatiana’s book takes a fascinating and entertaining look at the way climate change and environmental pollution are intimately involved in our everyday life – in everything we use, buy, eat, wear, and how we get around – and have consequences that extend far beyond our lives. Earthgauge spoke with Tatiana about the startling information she uncovered in her book, and how we can reduce the environmental and climate impact of the everyday things we purchase.

Tatiana Schlossberg is a journalist and author. She was a climate reporter for the NY Times and has written for the Atlantic, Bloomberg View and The Record.

Download the podcast here.

Also on the show this week, Earthgauge News (starts at 8:30):

  • 5 Dead as Hurricane Dorian Pummels Bahamas
  • NEW FEDERAL ASSESSMENT RULES EXEMPT CEMENT PLANTS, FRACKING, IN-SITU TAR SANDS/OIL SANDS
  • NEWFOUNDLAND REGULATOR TAKES NOTICE AS LATEST OFFSHORE OIL SPILL POINTS TO CONTINUING RISK
  • Australia Downgrades Great Barrier Reef Outlook to ‘Very Poor’
  • KFC Is Going ‘Beyond Meat’ — but Is It Healthy?
  • Leaked Documents Show Brazil’s Bolsonaro Has Grave Plans for Amazon Rainforest
  • Paris rooftop to host world’s largest urban farm

 

Earthgauge News – August 19, 2019

September 3, 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:

  • Climate Change Threatens the World’s Food Supply, United Nations Warn
  • Norway Freezes $33.2M Transfer to Brazil’s Amazon Fund Amid Deforestation ‘Surge’
  • Royal Bank of Scotland Phases Out Funding for Tar Sands/Oil Sands, Arctic and Antarctic Refuge Drilling
  • Koch Brothers Abandon Alberta Tar Sands/Oil Sands
  • Alberta Loses 14,300 Jobs in July Despite Corporate Tax Cut, Profitable Fossils
  • Climate Deniers Step Up Attacks as Thunberg Sails for North America
  • World’s Forest Animal Population Drops 53% Since 1970: WWF Report
  • ‘Alarming’ Report Uses NASA Satellite Data to Reveal World’s Toxic Air Pollution Hotspots

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
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