The impact of Chevron Texacos Richmond refinery on Bay Area residence. Dr. Henry Clark, leader of the West County Toxics Coalition – www.toxiclinks.net
2:00 PM Pacific Time: Fridays
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.
We discuss a controversial plan to use pesticides to remove Eucalyptus and Scotch Broom in the Oakland hills. Our guests are Michelle Miller of Stop Toxic Trespass, Ted Kipping, an arborist from San Francisco, and Jean Quan, a member of Oakland’s city council, who proposed the measure to use a limited amount of pesticides to … Continued
Religion and the Environment: Part II As the Easter and Passover holidays approach, Terra Verde explores environmentalism from Christian, Jewish, and Muslim perspectives. Are environmental ethics explicitly or implicitly embedded in religious texts and religious rituals in these faiths? And how have adherents turned ethics into action to protect the environment? Terra Verde welcomes listeners … Continued
One in five people who live in this country – 55 million children, teachers, administrators, nurses and janitors – spend their days in K-12 schools. This week’s show is about making those environments toxics free. Our guests are Josh Karliner, author of a brand new report titled The Little Green Schoolhouse (www.greenschools.net); Forest Gee, the … Continued
Religion and the Environment: Part I Terra Verde explores environmentalism from Hindu and Buddhist perspectives. Are environmental ethics explicitly or implicitly embedded in religious texts and religious rituals in these faiths? And how have adherents turned ethics into action to protect the environment?
Kyoto and California The Kyoto Protocol came into force on February 16, 2005. How might climate change impact California specifically? What state and local government initiatives might bring California into compliance with the Kyoto Protocol? Terre Verde will be in conversation with the Union of Concerned Scientists’ California Climate Change program, International council for Local … Continued
On the eve of the Sacred Land and Water symposium (Tuesday March 1 at SFSU), Terre Verde will be in conversation with Native American activists working to protect their ancestral territories from coal mining and dam building.
Threats to marine life from mercury and long-line fishing will be discussed by Andy Peri and Robert Ovetz of the Sea Turtle Restoration Project and other guests. Also excerpts from the documentary Last Journey for the Leatherback? and an opportunity to get a copy of this new film! www.seaturtles.org www.gotmercury.org
Military Toxics What exactly are "military toxics"? And how do they affect the environment and communities adjacent to decommissioned military facilities? Military toxics on the island of Vieques was a high profile issue in the media a little over a year ago. Terra Verde takes a look at what is going on now in Vieques, … Continued
As Californians hit the slopes this weekend, what kinds of choices do they have in terms of environmentally-friendly ski resorts? Ski industry reps and conservationists will discuss the environmental impacts of skiing, and debate the best ways to reduce those impacts.