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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 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.

Earthgauge Radio – May 1, 2018

May 2, 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:

  • Was the Kinder Morgan Transmountain pipeline approval process rigged?
  • One in eight bird species is threatened with extinction
  • Indonesia calls in the army to fight plastic while scientists accidentally develop a mutant enzyme that eats plastic
  • The International Maritime Organization approves the first ever carbon cuts for the shipping industry
  • The EU agrees to a total ban on bee-harming pesticides
  • Gorilla numbers are far higher than previously thought

 

Earthgauge Radio – April 17, 2018

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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 – April 3, 2018

April 6, 2018 Leave a comment


Edition #13 of Earthgauge News for the week of April 3, 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:

  • Two UBC students push for a plastic-free campus
  • The City of Burnaby seeks a Supreme Court decision on the Kinder Morgan pipeline while 172 have now been arrested
  • Canada is falling massively short of 2030 climate targets
  • The economics of new coal and gas plants is crumbling
  • Saudi Arabia is building the world’s largest solar plant
  • People around the world celebrate Earth Hour

 

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Earthgauge News – March 19, 2018

March 20, 2018 Leave a comment

Edition #12 of Earthgauge News for the week of March 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:

  • The winter of 2017-18 was been the warmest year on record in the Arctic
  • Trump considers changing the US ban on ivory imports
  • A youth climate lawsuit moves forward in the U.S.
  • At least 28 people have been arrested so far protesting the Kinder Morgan pipeline in Vancouver.
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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.
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