Environment

Pandora's Box
10:21 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Pandora's Box - April 22nd, 2014

In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Lyn Patrick talks with Pete Dronkers of Earthworks about the latest plans for oil and gas development and hydraulic fracturing in southwest Colorado.

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The River Trip
1:02 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

The River Trip - April 10th, 2014

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In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Matt Clark with Trout Unlimited and Nathan Fey of American Whitewater about the Lower Dolores River Implementation, Monitoring, and Evaluation Plan and how it addresses the complex issues that surround water use, fish habitat, and recreation in the Lower Dolores River.

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Pandora's Box
9:37 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Pandora's Box - March 25th, 2014

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Tina Sebestyen of the Four Corners Beekeepers about how humans are impacting the health of honeybees and other pollinators and why their plight is tied to our own survival.

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The River Trip
9:43 am
Thu March 13, 2014

The River Trip - March 13th, 2014

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In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with aural historian and author Jack Loeffler about his book " Thinking Like a Watershed", how he is inspired by John Wesley Powell's view on watershed basins, and why we should all consider our place within our own watershed.

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Pandora's Box
9:58 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Pandora's Box - March 11th, 2014

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Oil and gas development within the shale deposits in Montezuma and La Plata counties could employ the practice of hydraulic fracturing, the controversial drilling practice that has been linked to environmental issues in other parts of the U.S. Host Lyn Patrick talks with Pete Dronkers from Earthworks, a national and local environmental nonprofit that is working on issues related to the potential hazards of fracking in southwest Colorado.

Earthworks website: www.earthworksaction.org

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The Zine
9:29 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Preparing For The 2014 Wildfire Season

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Preparing for wildfires is a critical part of owning property in the Four Corners area. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Rebecca Samulski with FireWise of Southwest Colorado about what resources are available locally to help you prepare your home and family in the event of a wildfire.

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Pandora's Box
10:26 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Pandora's Box - February 25th, 2014

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Host Lyn Patrick talks with with Sandhya Tillotson from 4Core, the Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency, in part two of a conversation about making sure your home is free of toxins and volatile organic compounds that can be associated with common household items and appliances.

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The Zine
1:22 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Abandoned Mine Clean Up

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Abandoned mines across the west many times drain water that is contaminated by heavy metals and other pollutants. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with documentary video producer Tom Schillaci and Peter Butler from the Animas River Stakeholders Group about how their efforts to clean up these mines is hampered by legislation that places liability on them under the Clean Water Act.

View Tom Schillaci's video "Act of Congress: Good Samaritans & Draining Mines"

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The River Trip
9:41 am
Thu February 13, 2014

The River Trip - February 13th, 2014

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In this special Valentine's Day episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with environmental educator Jane Dally about her close-up and personal experience in Alaska watching migrating caribou, and Daniel Oppenheimer from the Tamarisk Coalition discusses how helping eradicate invasive species of plants along rivers can foster a deeper appreciation of a waterway's biology, history, and recreational opportunities.

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The River Trip
9:27 am
Thu January 9, 2014

The River Trip - January 9th, 2014

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Host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Wade Hanson and Julia Anderson, board members with the Dolores River Boating Advocates, about how the organization works to enhance the environmental and recreational aspects of the Dolores River.

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