Thursday, October 25, 2012

October 25, 2012: Push to Label GMO Foods Ramps Up On the West Coast

Referendums to label genetically engineered foods are on the rise – especially on the West Coast. California’s Prop 37, the “Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act” is on ballot in November. In Washington state signatures are being gathered in support of Initiative 522. If the initiative is successful, voters could decide whether to label GMO foods here in 2013. Martha Baskin has our story.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

October 18, 2012: A Governor’s Race Where Clean Energy Is An Answer to the Jobs Crisis. The Climate Crisis? Not Much Talk About That

One big topic largely missing from this year’s election debate is climate change. In a year of catastrophic wildfires, record heat waves and blistering droughts, it’s unusual for candidates in any race to talk about clean energy as a solution to not only the jobs crisis but climate change. In Washington State the governor’s race gets about as close as any race to talking about the issues. Martha Baskin has our story.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

October 4, 2012: If Trees Like the Pacific Madrone and Zebra Cedar Could Talk, What Would They Say About Seattle’s Proposed Tree Protection Ordinance?

For the past two years the City of Seattle has worked to update its Tree Protection Ordinance. Last year the proposed ordinance was sent back to the drawing board by the City Council because it lacked even basic protections for trees. A new version was sent to the City Council this week. What’s the fuss? Martha Baskin checks in with tree ambassadors and tree advocates and has our story.

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