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Are Trees The New Coal?

The makers of the documentary movie Burned: Are Trees The New Coal? join Terra Verde to describe the environmental and economic dangers of the ongoing destruction of forests for industrial fuels to feed the biomass energy industry.


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Towards a Fur-Free Future

Fur has been a hot button topic for some time now. Most people have probably read about a fur-clad celebrity getting doused in paint, or seen a provocative PETA ad with a photo of a nude actress proclaiming she would rather go naked than wear fur. Still, the industry has managed hang on. Recently, though, … Continued


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Fire Ecology and Living With Wildfire

Terra Verde host Gary Hughes is joined by Paul Hughes, the executive director of Forests Forever, to discuss the current state of California forest politics and the imperative of reforming California wildfire policy to integrate science and better protect homes and communities.


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Monsanto’s Roundup Weedkiller on Trial

Chances are you’ve heard of Roundup, the glyphosate-based weedkiller that has been produced and sold by agrochemical giant Monsanto for decades. The widely-used herbicide has generated more than a few headlines over the years, most recently in relation to a surge of cancer-related litigation against Monsanto. Some 11,000 plaintiffs have sued Monsanto, which was acquired … Continued


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The Feds Have Wildlife Crime Whistleblower Program. Why Isn’t it Being Used?

Has the US government been failing to take advantage of an existing wildlife crime whistleblower program to fight against wildlife crime? Terra Verde host and Earth Island Journal editor Maureen Nandini Mitra explores this subject, as well a new wildlife crime whistleblower bill that’s making its way through Congress right now, with environmental journalist Richard … Continued