Thursday, May 24, 2012

May 24, 2012: Water Access and Quality For Some Are a Matter of Justice

This week Green Acre Radio brings us a perspective on water we don't often hear in a region where water is considered abundant – the issue of justice. Two communities, one close to home, the Swinomish Tribe in Skagit County, and the other more than half-way around the world, Occupied Palestine, weigh in on the concept of "water justice."

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

May 17, 2012: Building Food Justice with "Just Gardens" and a Large Helping of Community

As the urban food movement expands nationwide, the idea of “food justice” is growing with it. In King County, the Just Garden Project celebrates growing food with a commitment to building gardens for people in need. Since the project began, 70 “just” gardens have been built for food banks, families and senior centers. Martha Baskin brings us the story.

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

May 10, 2012: NOAA Scientists Discover Novel Way to Detect Low Level Exposure to Seafood Toxin

NOAA scientists have found a novel way to detect low level exposure to a seafood toxin in marine mammals. While high level exposure has long presented a significant health threat, the outcome of increasing low-level toxin threats was unknown. Subsistence shellfish harvesters, particularly in coastal and tribal communities, are most at risk. Martha Baskin has our story.

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

May 3, 2012: Walking the Walk to Power Past Coal

Ever since Peabody Coal and investors like Goldman Sachs came up with a plan to export tens of millions of tons of coal through the Pacific NW to foreign markets, there’s been opposition. It’s been most vocal in Bellingham, site of a proposed "Gateway Pacific Terminal." But opponents all along the proposed route - including Seattle - are gearing up to "power past coal."

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