Thursday, June 28, 2012

June 28, 2012: Can a Ten Year Anniversary Celebration of One Orca’s Rescue Trigger Resolve to Save the Rest?

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the rescue of Springer, an orphaned orca whale found alone in Puget Sound far from her family in Canada. The burning question today can the commitment that brought adversaries together be mobilized to save the Sound’s remaining orcas? Orcas have survived for millions of years but they may go extinct within a hundred years. Martha Baskin has our story.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

June 27, 2012: Greenpeace Heads to the Arctic While Shell Finalizes Preparations to Drill

As oil giant Royal Dutch Shell prepares to start drilling in the Arctic, environmentalists are stepping up their campaign to protect this natural resource. Greenpeace, the Yes Men, and Occupy activists recently carried out an elaborate hoax at Seattle's Space Needle which generated a buzz and drew attention to deepwater drilling safety. Now a Greenpeace ship is headed toward the Arctic to keep the pressure on Shell. Martha Baskin has more.

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

June 7, 2012: The Buzz on an Otherwise Quiet Environmental Crisis: Colony Collapse Disorder and the Food We Eat

When half of all bees began mysteriously dying in the US and parts of Europe and Asia six years ago, beekeepers and food growers took note. What’s happened since then? Are honeybees in recovery? And what about those watermelons, apples and cherries we couldn’t live without? Martha Baskin has our report.

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Friday, June 1, 2012

May 31, 2012: Sustainability Starts at the Top and Keeps Growing with People Power: The ‘UpGarden!’ at Mercer

Fifty years ago when the Seattle Center was built for the world’s fair, the future promised a space age car culture. Today the roof of an on-site parking lot hopes to be a demo pilot for a new future, how to grow food and green space under the Seattle skyline. Martha Baskin has our report.

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