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Earthgauge News – December 11, 2018

December 11, 2018 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:

  • NEWFOUNDLAND REGULATOR SHUTS DOWN OFFSHORE DRILLING AFTER REGION’S WORST-EVER OIL SPILL
  • Pakistan hits billion trees goal ahead of schedule
  • International community approaching nature refuge goals
  • Nations Must Triple Action to Avoid Disastrous Climate Change
  • 2018 Emissions on Pace to Hit ‘Record High’
  • Greenland Melting Is ‘Off the Charts’
  • Brazil Backs Out of Hosting 2019 Climate Change Meeting
  • Quebec youth group sues federal government over climate change
  • Surge in marine refuges brings world close to protected areas goal
  • Amazon Rainforest Deforestation Hits Highest Rate in 10 Years
  • ONTARIO OPTS FOR HIGHER CARBON EMISSIONS, OFFERS ‘SCANT DETAILS’ ON NEW CLIMATE PLAN
  • Australia Cuts 80% of Plastic Bag Use in 3 Short Months
  • In World First, Luxembourg to Make All Public Transportation Free

Earthgauge News – November 13, 2018

November 14, 2018 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:

  • Habitat loss and overexploitation are driving a loss of 60% of wildlife
  • Victorious midterm ballot measure could improve the lives of farm animals
  • UK activists kick off an extinction rebellion
  • Oceans have absorbed more heat than previously thought
  • Quebec cancels 200 MW wind farm
  • EasyJet is promising electric flights by 2030
  • Solar and wind power shift from “mainstream” to preferred

Earthgauge News – October 29, 2018

October 31, 2018 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:

  • Canadian government introduces plans for a national carbon tax
  • 14-YEAR GULF OF MEXICO OIL SPILL ABOUT TO BECOME WORST IN U.S. HISTORY, WITH NO END IN SIGHT
  • New York Sues Exxon for Deceiving Investors on Climate Change
  • ‘CLARION CALL’ STUDY POINTS TO ‘HYPER-ALARMING’ DECLINE IN INSECT POPULATIONS
  • Documents Show BP Quietly Paid Just $25 Million to Mexico After The Worst Oil Spill Of The Century
  • CAP AND TRADE ROLLBACK WILL COST ONTARIO $3 BILLION

 

EG Radio Interview with Chris Turner

October 18, 2018 Leave a comment
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“If Canadians really want to see climate action, we need to hand politicians the political will. If we are willing to punish politicians who don’t put a price on carbon and invest in renewable energy, it might make it a lot easier for them. Right now there is no cost to dumping carbon pricing and very little political gain in supporting it.”

Chris Turner

 

It was great to have Chris Turner on the show this week. Chris is an expert on sustainability, climate change, cleantech and the global energy transition. He is one of Canada’s leading voices on climate change solutions, and is the author of several books including ‘The Patch: The People, Pipelines and Politics of the Oil Sands’, ‘The Leap: How to Survive and Thrive in the Sustainable Economy’ and ‘The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need’, (both of which were National Business Book Award finalists). His reporting on energy, climate and sustainability issues has appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Globe & Mail, The Walrus, Canadian Geographic, and many other publications.

In the interview, we discuss Chris’ recently published article in the Globe and Mail called ‘Clear and Present Danger: The Urgency of Good Climate Policy‘, as well as the politics of carbon pricing and pipelines in Canada.

 

Earthgauge Radio – Oct. 16, 2018

October 17, 2018 Leave a comment

Environmental news podcast featuring stories from across Canada and around the world. Broadcast every second Tuesday at 12:00 noon EST on CKCU radio 93.1 FM in Ottawa or anytime online at www.ckcufm.com. Download the podcast here.

On the show this week:

  • The clock is ticking to stop catastrophic global warming, top climate scientists say in new UN report
  • NAFTA Replacement Ignores Climate Change, Favors Fossil Fuel Interests
  • Appeal Court Orders Fast Emission Cuts in Landmark Decision against Netherlands Government
  • Hurricane Michael Death Toll Rises to 18, Survivors Desperate for Aid
  • Denmark Proposes 2030 Ban on New Gas and Diesel Vehicle Sales
  • Financial Windfall Ahead for Fossil Fuel Companies that Abandon Tar Sands/Oil Sands and Re-imagine their Business
  • Enbridge Pipeline Explosion Forces First Nations Community to Flee in B.C.
  • Groundbreaking Youth Climate Lawsuit Against U.S. Government Can Proceed
Categories: News & Politics, Podcasts

Earthgauge Radio – October 2, 2018

October 3, 2018 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:

  • 99% of Seabirds Will Have Plastic in Their Guts Within Decades
  • October is Vegetarian month and October 1 marks the 41st annual World Vegetarian Day
  • A Local Food Revolution in Puerto Rico
  • Trump Admin Says 4 Degrees Celsius of Warming Inevitable by 2100…but they won’t do anything about it
  • Killer whale populations under threat of collapse, says study
  • B.C.’s 2018 wildfires fueled by forests ravaged by pine beetles a decade ago
  • U.S. judge restores protections for grizzly bears, blocking hunts

Earthgauge Radio – August 21, 2018

August 22, 2018 Leave a comment

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:

  • Antibiotic genes are airborne
  • Investor skepticism grows over the Canadian government’s Kinder Morgan pipeline purchase
  • A toxic red tide in Florida is causing environmental havoc
  • Brazil’s leading food retailer goes cage-free
  • Weed killer Roundup is found in kids’ cereals
  • The world passes the milestone of generating over 1 terawatt of power from wind and solar
  • And the west coast Orca lets her dead newborn go after carrying body for 17 days

 

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