Thursday, December 15, 2011

December 15, 2011: Savory and Sustainable Seed to Table Cuisine at the Seattle Culinary Academy

The art of "seed to plate" cuisine is growing strong at Seattle Culinary Academy. Grow the seed or the plant in a nearby greenhouse. Then put it to mouth watering good use in dishes such as tea smoked duck and micro greens or creamy risotto served with freshly harvested baby red beets. The academy is among the first in the nation to teach sustainability. Martha Baskin has our report.

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

December 8, 2011: What’s Ubiquitous but Microscopic, Useful but Harmful and Is Used by 2 Billion in the State & 290 Million in the City?

Despite pride in being the "emerald city," environmentally savvy and beautiful to boot, Seattle is behind the curve when it comes to using plastic bags. Three years ago the city would have been among the first in the nation to ban plastic bags from grocery stores. But the attempt failed when voters were presented with an initiative funded by the American Chemistry Council. This year the city is following the "Bellingham Model" and those in D.C., Portland, Oregon and Edmonds, USA. Martha Baskin brings us this update.

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

December 1, 2011: With Global Warming on the Defensive a Federal Lawsuit in Seattle Brings It Front and Center

Once the subject of heated debate, global warming today suffers an uneasy silence, one that's persisted through the end of the hottest decade in recorded history and yet another summer of freak natural disasters and record-breaking heat worldwide. A federal lawsuit filed in Seattle this week brings the subject front and center with a new twist. The case challenges the state's clean air agencies for failing to control greenhouse gas emissions from oil refineries. Martha Baskin paid the courtroom a visit and has our report.

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