Friday, May 24, 2013

May 24, 2013: A New Phenomenon: Diving for Spawning Herring in Elliot Bay

Once one of the most abundant fishes in coastal waters, many populations of Pacific herring, a cornerstone of the marine food web, have been on a downward spiral. A new population spawning in Elliot Bay may show the tide is turning. Marine ecologists are diving into near shore waters to determine their genetic identity. It’s not yet clear if the population will take up permanent residence.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May 14, 2013: On the Edge: A Poverty-Wage Slam and Reality Check

As low-wage service jobs become the new normal for millions of families, more and more poverty-wage workers are rising up to demand good jobs and opportunities for a better future. At a recent "poverty-wage story slam" workers from retail, fast food, home care and other poverty-wage industries talked about living "on the edge."

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Monday, May 6, 2013

May 6, 2013: Hot and Hungry Planet: World Wildlife Fund Urges Humans to Make More With Less

On an increasingly crowded, hot and hungry planet, the earth’s capacity to meet population demand for natural resources is severely strained. The future of wildlife and biodiversity is at a tipping point. World Wildlife Fund Chief Scientist Jon Hoekstra says we need to make more with less. Green Acre Radio caught up with him before a Seattle talk, "Making More With Less: The Challenges of Living on a Finite Planet." Hosted by World Wildlife Fund Partners in Conservation, the talk will be held on Tuesday, May 7th at 6pm at the Palace Ballroom, 2100 5th Avenue. Call 888-495-4401 for information.

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