Tuesday, June 28, 2016

June 28, 2016: Dirty deal on public lands?

For the first time in 30 years, policies that drive federal leasing of coal on public lands are receiving a major review. The nation's largest coal reserves in Wyoming's Powder River Basin are the biggest beneficiary of the program. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell suspended new leasing earlier this year and ordered the Bureau of Land Management to hold public hearings that take into account the economic, environmental and social costs of the program. Martha Baskin has our story.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

June 14, 2016: The Great Salish Sea: Double Jeopardy - Endangered Orcas and Endangered Salmon

A long time ago there were thousands of orcas, as legend has it, with salmon and herring spawning by the millions. Today southern resident whales who migrate through the Salish Sea and up and down the west coast foraging for salmon number just 83. A recent baby boom offers some hope but diminishing runs of salmon and a toxic stew of pollution and noise point to ongoing challenges. Martha Baskin has our story.

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Friday, June 3, 2016

June 3, 2016: Cooking up a 'Farm-to-Table' Storm at Little Tables All over the City

The term "farm-to-table" is best known as a culinary experience at a high end restaurant. But what about the little tables, the ones at pre-schools and in particular those serving kids from families who can't always afford organic food? The city of Seattle is making a dent in this "farm-to-table" program. One of its preschools is not only sourcing locally grown food with an up and coming organic distributor but has hired a chef to cook meals on site. The smells are, well -- come along. Martha Baskin has the story.

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