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.
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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.
Clean Cars in California The Pavley bill, California’s historic vehicle global warming law, is now under attack by the auto industry. Terre Verde will be in conversation with the BlueWater Network, architect of the Pavley bill; as well as Rainforest Action Network, one of the organizations pressuring Ford Motor Company to produce cleaner cars.
The environmental impact of a proposed new casino near the Oakland Airport. Arthur Feinstein, Director Golden Gate Audubon Society; Daniel Beltran, Chairman of the Lower Lake Tribe Koi Nation; Corrina Gould, Ohlone Nation.
Environmental Forecasting 2005 Environmental analysts and leaders predict the biggest environmental issues and news headlines for 2005.
Urban planning and environmental strategies. David Reid, East Bay field representative of Greenbelt Alliance; Professor Raquel Rivera Pinderhughes of the SFSU Urban Studies Program, author Alternative Urban Futures: Planning for Sustainable Development in Cities Throughout the World.
A new gold rush is under way on some Northern California rivers – one that’s generating a wealth of controversy. Wildlife proponents say the mining endangers salmon in the rivers, prompting a lawsuit by a local tribe of Native Americans and questions about whether the waterways can support both fish and miners. www.1849.org and www.nodirtygold.org/home.cfm
Mushrooming: All about wild mushrooms.