environment

The River Trip
11:54 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Southwest Conservation Corps Fights Tamarisk

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In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Mike White, River Restoration Director at the Southwest Conservation Corps, about his personal connection to the Dolores River and how the Southwest Conservation Corps is working with other organizations and public lands managers to remove the invasive plant species tamarisk from the Dolores River corridor.

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Pandora's Box
9:50 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Satellite Images of Oil and Gas Well Flaring

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In the episode of Pandora's Box, host Lyn Patrick talks about SkyTruth, a non-profit remote sensing and mapping company that is transforming the environmental movement with satellites. Lyn explains how the company is looking at air emissions from oil and gas well across the world using satellite imagery, why this information is important to understand air pollution issues, and how you can see these images for yourself.

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The Zine
11:38 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Montezuma Land Conservancy

An iris along a creek on a conserved property in the Mancos Valley.
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The Montezuma Land Conservancy works to protect important lands through partnerships with landowners in Montezuma and Dolores Counties. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jon Leibowitz, the Executive Director of the Montezuma Land Conservancy, about how they help conserve agricultural, natural, and scenic lands, and what is coming up at their Harvest Beer Festival on September 6th.

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The Montezuma Land Conservancy website is at this link: www.montezumaland.org

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Pandora's Box
9:56 am
Tue August 26, 2014

The Movement Against Hydraulic Fracturing

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Pete Dronkers, Southwest Circuit Rider at Earthworks, about recent meetings where the public expressed their opposition to the drilling practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, how Earthworks will be monitoring air emissions from area gas well sites, and screenings of new documentary films showcasing the movement against fracking in the southwest.

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Pandora's Box
12:03 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Hydraulic Fracturing In Colorado

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Lyn Patrick interviews Shane Davis about his role in the film "Dear Governor Hickenlooper" and the movement against the controversial drilling practice of hydraulic fracturing, and also talks with Bruce Baizel, Energy Program Director at Earthworks, who provides an update on the politics surrounding this issue in Colorado.

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Pandora's Box
11:16 am
Tue July 29, 2014

The Movement Against Hydraulic Fracturing In Colorado

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The oil and gas drilling practice known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking", is meeting resistance in communities across Colorado. In this episode of Pandora's Box, recorded at the Telluride Mountain Film Festival, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Allison Wolff, producer of the film "Dear Governor Hickenlooper", a collection of documentary films providing new perspectives on fracking and clean energy through the eyes of scientists, entrepreneurs, artists and families.

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The Zine
9:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Oil and Gas Leasing Near Bluff, Utah

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The Bureau of Land Management recently initiated a process for leasing public land near Bluff, Utah for oil and gas development. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Josh Ewing, executive director of Friends of Cedar Mesa, about where these parcels are located, and why residents are concerned.

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Pandora's Box
9:36 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Pandora's Box - June 17th, 2014

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Ronnie Egan, former executive director of Great Old Broads For Wilderness, about how she came to be an environmental activist and where she sees the environmental movement today and into the future. This interview was taped at the 2014 Telluride Mountain Film Festival.

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The Zine
11:50 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Wildfire Adapted Communities

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As wildfire season approaches the Four Corners area, it is important to start considering efforts we can all make to protect our homes and property from wildfires. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks to Rebecca Samulski, the Wildland Fire Education Specialist for the Montezuma County Fire Chiefs' Association and Firewise of Southwest Colorado, about how wildfires impact more than homeowners in the wildland-urban interface, and action communities could take to help minimize these impacts in the event of a wildfire.

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Health
9:55 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Environmental Regulation At The Four Corners Power Plant

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The Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine were recently evaluated in a Draft Environmental Impact Statement that has raised more questions about the environmental, socioeconomic, and health issues related to the coal-fired power plant and how it affects nearby populations, especially the Diné.

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