Monday, January 27, 2014

January 25, 2014: Trading Away Mother Earth: Greens & Fair Trade Advocates Slam Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement

When WikiLeaks recently exposed the "Environmental Chapter" of the little known trade agreement, Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, opponents' worst fears were confirmed. Like trade agreements before it, corporate interests trump enforceable consumer, environmental and labor standards. The agreement is fueling another debate over "fair trade" versus the "free trade" model long favored by the US. Martha Baskin has our report.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

January 15, 2014: Guess What’s Going into a New Holding Tank on Lake Washington?

Cities with beautiful reputations to maintain like Seattle, the "evergreen" city, don’t often talk publicly about problems like raw sewage overflowing into local water ways after heavy storms. But when solutions are underway such as a new "holding tank" on Lake Washington with real time controls and this and that, pride goes out the window. Two million of Seattle’s 154 million gallons of combined sewage and storm water overflow will now have a temporary home, one storm at a time.

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