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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A weekly public affairs show that delivers news and views about the most critical environmental issues across California and globally. From agriculture and wildlife to energy and climate change, industrial pollution to design solutions, Terra Verde brings you stories of struggle and triumph that will determine the future of our planet.
Climate and finance campaigners from the Rainforest Action Network join Terra Verde host Gary Hughes to discuss the 10th edition of the annual fossil fuel finance report card “Banking on Climate Change.”
Terra Verde host and Earth Island Journal Editor, Maureen Nandini Mitra, talks two award-winning Bay Area eco-poets and authors, who also happen to be scientists — have Sonoma County Poet Laureate Maya Khosla and Lucille Lang Day founder of Scarlet Tanager Books, about eco-poetry and the power of ideas and words, to change minds. Maya Khosla, … Continued
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
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.
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
A weekly public affairs show that delivers news and views about the most important environmental issues in California and globally.
Today’s Terra Verde features the Environmental Protection Information Center – EPIC, one of the longest standing public interest environmental advocacy organizations in California, based in the forested Northwest corner of the state.
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
Insects don’t often get the attention of, say bears, or big cats, or wolves, but they make up a huge percentage of all known living species. So far, more a million different insect species have been documented, but experts estimate that the true number is much higher. The fact of the matter is that we … Continued