Thursday, March 29, 2012

March 29, 2012: New Hot Java Blend, “12,000 Rain Gardens” Hopes to Protect Puget Sound

If a new blend of coffee takes off, local java lovers will have a key role in protecting Puget Sound from its biggest environmental threat. Martha Baskin has our story.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

March 22, 2012: It’s the “RaVE” at Aki Kurose Middle School: Changing Food Choices with Community Kitchens

Come into the kitchen, the community kitchen, the smells are irresistible. Community Kitchens NW are part of a growing trend to make ‘scratch’ cooking fun while improving food security in vulnerable communities. This week Green Acre Radio brings us to a kitchen at a Middle School where the chefs are 6th and 7th graders.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

March 15, 2012: Lessons from Fukushima: Dr. Helen Caldicott and Local Filmmaker Speak Out

As the world remembers Fukushima, Nobel Prize nominee Dr. Helen Caldicott - in Seattle this week for the event, “Lessons from Fukushima for the Northwest” - reminds the nation that nuclear fall out isn’t just for a year. Radiation is a silent killer, says Caldicott, the repercussions continue for hundreds of years. This week Green Acre Radio catches up with Caldicott and a local documentary filmmaker about his film, Surviving Japan.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

March 8, 2012: Urban Beavers at the Mall Face an Uphill Battle

Beaver ponds are probably not the first image you have of the Northgate Mall. But come to the Beaver Pond Natural Area just south of it and see what you’re missing – habitat restoration in the big city, with all the community and pitfalls that go with the territory. Martha Baskin has our story.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

March 1, 2012: On the Defensive: Environmental Community Fights Back as Bi-Partisan Bills Attack Safeguards

With one week remaining in the legislative session, the environmental community is playing defense. Bi-partisan proposals would roll back some of the state’s most important environmental safeguards including those that protect the Sound from runoff, “growth management” and salmon recovery. Martha Baskin has our report.

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