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A World of Possibilities

A World of Possibilites is an award-winning one hour weekly radio program that penetrates behind the headlines to uncover the deeper meanings of events. It offers in-depth analysis, informed commentary and an exploration of new approaches to our most challenging problems. Our aim is to open minds and inspire new possibilities.

Please go to their webpage to find a complete listing of many high quality audio programs: http://www.aworldofpossibilities.com/. Also subscribe to the podcast via their RSS feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/AWorldOfPossibilities

Here are descriptions from their website of a few of their Audio Shows related to Water Issues:

====>Click to hear "Surf and Turf" 05-08-07

What do ocean waves and cow manure have in common? What can both contribute to the survival of the species? Listen in as we plumb the depths of the sea and dairy barn sludge hoping to emerge with new and renewable energy to power our homes and lives without imperiling the planet.

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====>Click to hear "Fished Out" 1-9-07

Fished Out: Draining the Seas of Their Bounty

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====>Click to hear "Sipping Seawater" 8-15-06

Sipping Seawater: Desalination in a Thirsty World

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====>Click to hear "Savoring Swine" 6-27-06

Savoring Swine: The Economics and Politics of Pork

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====>Click to hear "Mired in Mining" 5-16-06

Mired in Mining: Tar Sands and Oil Shale in the North American West

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====>Click to hear "Turning Tides" 1-24-06

Turning Tides: The Growing Threats of Rising Seas

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====>Click to hear "Where the Wind Blows" 12-13-05

Where the Wind Blows: Hurricane Katrina & Global Climate Change

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====>Click to hear "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" 9-21-04

Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Seeking Confluence in the Klamath River Controversy

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====>Click to hear "The Mercury Menace" 8-3-04

Lethal Legacy: The Mercury Menace

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====>Click to hear "The Bottled Water Bonanza" 2-3-04

Sold Down the River: The Bottled Water Bonanza

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====>Click to hear "Private Water, Public Interest" 1-27-04

Private Water, Public Interest

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====>Click to hear "Thirsting for Profits" 6-17-03

Thirsting for Profits

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WGBH Forum Network

WGBH Forum Network Live and Archived Webcasts of Free Public Lectures in Partnership with Boston's Leading Cultural and Educational Organizations. Presented by WGBH in association with the Lowell Institute.

Please go to the WGBH Forum Network webpage to find a complete listing of many high quality audio programs: http://forum.wgbh.org/wgbh/. Also subscribe to the podcast via their RSS feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/WgbhForumNetworkPodcast

Here are descriptions from their website of a few of their Audio Shows related to Environmental Issues:

====>Click to hear "Saving Coral Reefs and Communities After the Tsunami"
5 June 2006
{Real Player Only}

for a free download of Real Player: http://www.real.com/realplayer.html

Dr. Deborah Brosnan explains the interdependence of humans and the marine environment as demonstrated by the disaster in Southeast Asia.

Copyright © 2006 WGBH Educational Foundation, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "Ocean Exploration and Conservation" 30 May 2006
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for a free download of Real Player: http://www.real.com/realplayer.html

Dr. Stone relates details of his experiences diving in Antarctica, living in an undersea research station, and doing coral reef research in the remote South Pacific Ocean.

Copyright © 2006 WGBH Educational Foundation, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "50 Ways to Save the Ocean" 24 April 2006
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for a free download of Real Player: http://www.real.com/realplayer.html

David Helvarg presents his new book, 50 Ways to Save the Ocean.

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====>Click to hear "Conservation Medicine: What the Oceans are Telling Us"
23 May 2005


Dr Alonso Aguirre explains the emerging field of conservation medicine and what the ocean can tell us about our health as a species.

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====>Click to hear "Water Wars: Is the Mississippi River Losing the Battle?"
15 Nov 2003
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for a free download of Real Player: http://www.real.com/realplayer.html

Douglas Dalgle and Jerry Glover talk about the possibility that the Mississippi River is dying.

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National Water Center - Coordinator, Barbara Harmony

====>Click to hear "Water Use, Water Attitudes and Water Conservation
with Emphasis on keeping waste out of water
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This is a look at water use, water attitudes and water conservation.

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Barbara Harmony has been a community organizer for 45 years. In 1979, she became a water advocate and cofounded the National Water Center. http://www.nationalwatercenter.org.

Water Center Publications We All Live Downstream: A Guide to Waste Treatment that Stops Water Pollution; Aquaterra: Water Concepts for the Ecological Society; Aquaterra: Meta Ecology and Culture are all described at the site.

She has served as coordinator for the Water Committee of the Bioregional Movement since 1984.

The complete (60 pages) WaterWorks: Water and Bioregionalism is at the www.nationalwatercenter.org site.

In 1999, after being invited on a tour of Bolivia and Peru to learn to do ceremony at Sacred Sites. she began to work on the http://www.planetaryhealer.net website as a way to link people giving thanks to the Water.

As a practicing bioregionalist she lives in a little house in the woods, heats with a woodstove has a compost toilet., collects rainwater, is vegetarian and eats locally grown food.

This is her personal website . http://www.ipa.net/~peace

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Living On Earth

The Living On Earth podcast with Steve Curwood is the weekly environmental news and information program distributed by Public Radio International. Every week approximately 300 Public Radio stations broadcast Living on Earth's news, features, interviews and commentary on a broad range of ecological issues. The show airs in 9 of the 10 top radio markets and reaches 80% of the US.

Their webpage offers a complete listing of many quality audio programs: http://www.loe.org/.
Also subscribe to the podcast via their RSS feed: http://www.loe.org/podcast.rss

Here are descriptions from their website of their Water Related Audio Programs:

====>Click to hear "Melting Ice" May 11, 2007

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: May 11, 2007

A new study from the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado shows that scientists grossly underestimated the rate of ice loss due to warming from greenhouse gas emissions. The study claims that if current trends continue, we could be facing an ice-free Arctic summer within the next 50 years. (5:15)

Copyright © 2007 Living on Earth, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "Riding the Tide" May 11, 2007

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: May 11, 2007

Tidal currents from New York City's East River are being used for electrical power. The energy is generated by underwater turbines as part of a demonstration project by Verdant Power. The company must show that the turbines won't hurt migrating fish. As WNYC's Beth Fertig reports, Verdant is one of several companies experimenting with tidal power in coastal regions of the country. (6:45)

Copyright © 2007 Living on Earth, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "Pumping Up Controversy" May 11, 2007

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: May 11, 2007

Living on Earth host Steve Curwood talks with Tom Philps, an editorial writer for the Sacramento Bee, about a court battle that pits environmentalists and sports fishermen against the California Department of Water Resources. The dispute is over how to save struggling smelt and Chinook salmon populations while meeting massive human demands on the drinking water from the San Joaquin River. (5:45)

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====>Click to hear "Southwest Water Woes" May 04, 2007

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: May 04, 2007

There's been a drought in the Southwestern U.S. since 1998, but that hasn't stopped the population in the region from rising by a million people per year. Brian Mann reports on the Colorado River's struggle to meet growing water demands in the Southwest. (7:30)

Copyright © 2007 Living on Earth, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "Fish Kill" February 16, 2007

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: February 16, 2007

A disease is killing fish in the Great Lakes. Scientists believe the virus may have first come from Europe on the ballast of a ship and spread from there. As Lester Graham of the Great Lakes Radio Consortium reports, biologists and the federal government are trying to figure out how to prevent the spread of the virus, without causing harm to businesses that rely on fish shipments. (3:30)

Copyright © 2007 Living on Earth, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "Jakarta Water Woes" February 09, 2007

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: February 09, 2007

Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, has been devastated by severe flooding in recent weeks, and heavy rains aren't the only reason why. Stephen Fitzpatrick is the Jakarta correspondent for The Australian newspaper and he joins host Steve Curwood to discuss the crisis and some of its possible causes. (8:15)

Copyright © 2007 Living on Earth, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "Gorilla of Sea Level Rise" February 02, 2007

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: February 02, 2007

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a new report on the state of scientific knowledge on climate change. But some say the scientists who wrote the report were overly conservative in their predictions, particularly those for sea level rise. NASA scientist James Hansen tells host Steve Curwood why melting ice sheets could lead to rising sea levels and global catastrophe. (6:45)

Copyright © 2007 Living on Earth, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "Tuna in Trouble" January 26, 2007

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: January 26, 2007

Host Steve Curwood talks with Dr. Carl Safina, head of the Blue Ocean Institute, about the state of the bluefin tuna. Spawning stocks of bluefin are reportedly down 90 percent, and scientists say the bluefin may be heading toward commercial extinction. Fishing management groups from around the world recently met in Japan to come up with a plan to protect the fish. (6:00)

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====>Click to hear "Pond Scum or Planet Savers?" 11-24-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 11-24-2006

Pond scum just might be the answer to solving the CO2 woes of the Industrial Age. Host Bruce Gellerman visits with Dr. Isaac Berzin, founder of GreenFuel Technologies Corporation. Berzin is working on a prototype that uses algae to convert power plant emissions into biofuels. (5:15)

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====>Click to hear "Trash Vortex" 11-17-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 11-17-2006

Researchers have discovered a Texas-sized area of trash floating in the Pacific Ocean. Composed primarily of plastic garbage from landlubbers, the area has become both a major threat to marine life and a frightening example of how polluted our oceans are. Living on Earth speaks with Adam Walters, a scientist for Greenpeace who is monitoring the vortex aboard the vessel Esperanza. (5:15)

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====>Click to hear "Banking on Wetlands / Ashley Ahearn" 11-03-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 11-03-2006

Wetlands are disappearing at an astonishing rate across the United States. Private companies have come up with a profitable solution to counter the loss. Living on Earth's Ashley Ahearn reports on the problems and potential of this booming environmental industry known as "wetland mitigation banking." (6:00)

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====>Click to hear "Well"-being 10-27-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 10-27-2006

When Ryan Hreljac was six years old he learned that many areas around the world did not have access to clean water. Ryan decided to raise money to build a well in a village in Uganda. Akana Jimmy lived in that village and the boys became penpals and fast friends. Ten years later, Ryan and Jimmy join host Steve Curwood to share their story and to discuss Ryan's continuing efforts to bring water to other struggling villages. (7:15)

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====>Click to hear "Foresaken Mermaids / Philippe Cousteau" 10-06-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 10-06-2006

In 1970, oceanographer Jacques Cousteau visited Blue Spring in Florida to film a documentary on the manatees that depended on its warm water for their survival. Boat traffic and harassment had turned their winter safe haven into a danger zone. Jacques Cousteau's grandson, Philippe, brings us the story of the manatee's new fight for survival in the face of development and Florida's rising demand for water. (15:30)

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====>Click to hear "Blue Jeans, Blue Water / Jana Schroeder" 09-22-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 09-22-2006

In Mexico, the production of worn-out jeans has environmentalists singing the blues. Manufacturing methods send chemicals into nearby waterways. Jana Schroeder reports on how environmental authorities do and don't enforce Mexican environmental laws (10:00)

Copyright © 2006 Living on Earth, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "Problems Underground / Julie Grant" 09-15-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 09-15-2006

Although we don't pay them much attention, when sewer systems fail the consequences are far worse than the smell might indicate. Julie Grant of WKSU in Kent, Ohio, goes underground to find out what's wrong with our nation's sewage systems. (6:30)

Copyright © 2006 Living on Earth, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "New Orleans Health" 09-08-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 09-08-2006

A year after Hurricane Katrina, critics of the EPA say the health hazards in New Orleans are under-researched and under-regulated. Living on Earth talks with Dr. Gina Solomon, a senior scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council, who is on the ground in New Orleans testing the quality of the air, sediment, and water. (5:30)

Copyright © 2006 Living on Earth, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "Wetland Mystery / Ashley Ahearn" 09-08-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 09-08-2006

Marsh grass is dying in wetlands in the northeastern U.S. and scientists are having a hard time finding out what's causing this "sudden wetland dieback." Living on Earth's Ashley Ahearn visited some sick wetlands and has our story. (5:00)

Copyright © 2006 Living on Earth, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "Saving the Bay / Andrea Kissack" 08-11-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 08-11-2006

There was a time when the San Francisco Bay was replete with native oysters. But it's been many years now since they were contaminated and fished out. As part of efforts to restore the Bay, Andrea Kissack of KQED reports scientists are trying to bring back these useful and sought-after mollusks. (6:00)

Copyright © 2006 Living on Earth, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "Water Permeable Concrete / Conrad Fox" 08-04-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 08-04-2006

Mexico City gets almost 30 inches of rain each year, but most of it runs out to the ocean through extensive drainage systems. During the summer rains, the streets flood and the aquifers are not refilling fast enough to keep the water supply at a constant level. A group of entrepreneurs believe they have a solution to the city's water problems with a material called "Ecocreto." Conrad Fox reports. (9:00)

Copyright © 2006 Living on Earth, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "Coral Talk / Allan Coukell" 08-04-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 08-04-2006

Producer Allan Coukell listens to the sounds of a reef, and tells us how fish use sound to find their way around. (2:15)

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====>Click to hear "Emerging Science Note/Toxic Breakdown / Allison Smith" 07-14-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 07-14-2006

Researchers develop a non-toxic catalyst that breaks down potentially harmful estrogens in water supplies. Living on Earth's Allison Smith reports. (1:30)

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====>Click to hear "Dead Zones / Mhari Saito" 06-30-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 06-30-2006

Dead zones--large areas of water with little oxygen--occur when excess fertilizer and untreated sewage seep into the waters. The dead zones are usually seasonal and they cause fish and other bottom-dwelling animals to move outside the area to avoid being suffocated. Much underwater life also dies. Since the 1960s the number of dead zones worldwide has doubled with each passing decade. In Lake Erie, a massive multiyear study is underway to study how the lake's ecosystem is affected by its dead zone. Producer Mhari Saito has our report. (6:00)

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====>Click to hear "A Supreme Look at the Swamp / Jeff Young" 06-23-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 06-23-2006

The US Supreme Court is split on whether the Clean Water Act protects all wetlands. Living On Earth's Jeff Young tells us what's next for wetlands protection and what the decision tells us about the court's newest members. (7:00)

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====>Click to hear "A Green Legacy?" 06-23-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 06-23-2006

The Bush Administration has officially limited the use of snowmobiles in national parks and has created a massive marine protected area as a national monument off the Hawaiian coast. Are these signals of a new environmental direction for the administration? Host Steve Curwood talks with Terry Anderson, executive director of the Property and Environmental Research Center in Bozeman, Montana.

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====>Click to hear "Fishy Business" 06-23-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 06-23-2006

Fish stocks crashed in the U.S. in the late 80's, prompting the government to require rebuilding plans for all overfished species. Host Steve Curwood turns to Professor Andy Rosenberg, of the University of New Hampshire, who has just completed a ten-year assessment of fish population rebuilding efforts in the U.S., to find out how the recovery's going. (5:00)

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====>Click to hear "Lake Okeechobee At Risk" 06-16-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 06-16-2006

Lake Okeechobee, the second largest lake in the contiguous US, has been called the "Liquid Heart" of Florida, and a 143-mile dike keeps it from spilling over. But new maps from the Army Corps show weaknesses in the walls that could mean disaster for the communities around the lake if a massive hurricane were to breach the dike. Host Steve Curwood talks with Associated Press reporter Brian Skoloff about why the Corps is keeping the maps under wraps. (7:15)

Copyright © 2006 Living on Earth, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "Remaking the Los Angeles River / Ilsa Setziol" 06-16-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 06-16-2006

Straightened, lined with concrete, filled with treated sewage, is there still a river in the Los Angeles River? Angelenos are saying yes, and demanding that planners and engineers go to lengths, even great lengths, to bring back a stream Los Angeles can call its own. Ilsa Setziol reports. (15:25)

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====>Click to hear "Stemming Red Tide / Ashley Ahearn" 06-09-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 06-09-2006

Red tide hits the world's coasts every year when toxic algae bloom offshore and are swept into coastal waters. But there's a parasite that destroys red tide algae and could one day be used to fend off the toxic blooms. Living on Earth's Ashley Ahearn reports. (5:00)

Copyright © 2006 Living on Earth, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "Prairie Pothole Wetland" 05-26-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 05-26-2006

Spring comes alive in central North Dakota, near the Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Nature recordist and photographer Lang Elliott gives Living on Earth host Steve Curwood a tour of a cattail marsh and the birds we're likely to find there. (7:00)

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====>Click to hear "Early Signs: Kilimanjaro / Kate Davidson" 05-19-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 05-19-2006

You may have heard the snows of Kilimanjaro are fast disappearing. It turns out, so are the forests. Reporter Kate Davidson spent time with scientists and local farmers in Tanzania to look at the combined effect of tree-cutting and climate change in this installment of the series Early Signs: Reports from a Warming Planet. (14:00)

Copyright © 2006 Living on Earth, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "Out to Sea / Ashley Ahearn" 05-12-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 05-12-2006

The Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Act is up for renewal and there are several proposals on the table. U.S. fish stocks have been steadily recovering since they crashed in the early nineties, and that's leading some fishermen to ask for reduced fishing regulations. But others believe that staying the conservation course will ensure robust fisheries in the future. Living on Earth's Ashley Ahearn reports. (6:00)

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====>Click to hear "Our Fisheries Today by David Helvarg" 05-12-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 05-12-2006

David Helvarg might be the ocean's biggest fan. He started the non-profit environmental organization, Blue Frontier, back in 2003 and he's been working to make blue the new green ever since. Host Bruce Gellerman spent the afternoon with Helvarg at the New England Aquarium to talk about the state of America's oceans. (10:30)

Copyright © 2006 Living on Earth, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "Early Signs: Bangladesh / Sandhya Somashekhar and
Emilie Raguso" 04-21-2006


====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 04-21-2006

When scientists discuss countries at risk from the potential effects of climate change, they point to Bangladesh. Just above sea level, and in the flood plain of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers, 144 million people live in a space the size of Wisconsin. Producers Sandhya Somashekhar and Emilie Raguso report on what's at stake for Bangladesh. (15:45)

Copyright © 2006 Living on Earth, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "Contaminated Water" 04-14-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 04-14-2006

Reports from some troops and company whistleblowers say Halliburton subsidiary KBR supplied contaminated water to military camps in Iraq. Living on Earth's Jeff Young talks with some soldiers who came home sick and wonder if it's from the dirty water. (5:30)

Copyright © 2006 Living on Earth, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "Early Signs: Water Disappearing / Aaron Selverston" 04-14-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 04-14-2006

For low-lying coral islands in the South Pacific, the warming of the planet and its atmosphere is not an abstraction, it's a reality. In the fifth in a series on early signs of climate change around the globe, Aaron Selverston reports from the island nation of Kiribati (kiri-bahs). (12:45)

Copyright © 2006 Living on Earth, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "Early Signs: Melting Ice Caps in Ecuador" 04-07-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 04-07-2006

This week we travel to the Ecuadorean Andes, to a snow-covered mountain that has been the source of legend for centuries. Now the glacier has melted, and the region's native people try to cope with a warmer, drier, world. (15:25)

Copyright © 2006 Living on Earth, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "Water Dialogues" 03-24-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 03-24-2006

The fourth international World Water Forum just wrapped up in Mexico City. Elisabeth Malkin, who covered the forum for the New York Times, says that with representatives from NGO's, governments, the UN and the corporate world, it was hard to find common ground. She speaks with host Bruce Gellerman from Mexico City. (5:10)

Copyright © 2006 Living on Earth, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "Quenching Australia’s Thirst" 03-24-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 03-24-2006

Brad Moggridge is a hydro-geologist with the New South Wales Department of Environment and Conservation. He's found a way, through cultural research, to tap his aboriginal heritage for solutions to Australia's modern day water problems. (4:00)

Copyright © 2006 Living on Earth, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "Early Signs: Reports From a Warming Planet / Jori Lewis" 03-24-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 03-24-2006

In the second of a series on climate change, Living on Earth travels to East Africa. The waters of Lake Tanganyika have warmed in recent years. Now some scientists are worried that that could be affecting a small fish that's a staple food for Tanzania. Jori Lewis reports. (14:50)

Copyright © 2006 Living on Earth, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "Early Signs: Reports From a Warming Planet / Nick Miroff and
Jon Mooalem" 03-17-2006


====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 03-17-2006

Living on Earth kicks off a six-part series of reports from places where climate change concerns are already bringing change. First stop: Churchill, Manitoba where Nick Miroff and Jon Mooalem report diminished polar ice is forcing a town to reexamine whether it has any future as "The Polar Bear Capital of the World." (15:00)

Copyright © 2006 Living on Earth, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "Whither the Waterways" 02-17-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 02-17-2006

On Tuesday the Supreme Court will hear two clean water cases. Protection for more than half the country's wetlands is the issue. Host Jeff Young speaks with David Savage, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times about what's at stake. (5:30)

Copyright © 2006 Living on Earth, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "U.S. Indian Tribes Challenge Canadian Company's Legacy of Waste / Ingrid Lobet" 02-10-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 02-10-2006

Observers say an environmental border dispute 20 years in the making is likely to set precedent. A Canadian metal smelter dumped 15 million tons of waste into the Columbia River, which many suspect to be poisonous to fish and wildlife. Now Indian tribes who live downstream in the U.S. want the American Superfund law be applied to the Canadian company. Living on Earth's Ingrid Lobet reports. (16:20)

Copyright © 2006 Living on Earth, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "Drought in East Africa Causes Crisis" 01-27-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 01-27-2006

A severe drought in East Africa has taken a heavy toll on livestock and now, people are beginning to die from lack of food. Host Steve Curwood talks with Brendan Cox from Oxfam in Wajir, Northern Kenya about the crisis. LOE also speaks with Richard Moller, head of Wildlife and Security at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya, about how the drought is affecting wildlife. (7:15)

Copyright © 2006 Living on Earth, All Rights Reserved.

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====>Click to hear "Mercury in Fish: Casting Caution to the Wind?" 01-13-2006

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 01-13-2006

An ad campaign called FishScam.com says government mercury advisories are inaccurate and meant to scare consumers. Host Bruce Gellerman talks to David Martosko of the Campaign for Consumer Freedom about the campaign. He also speaks with Dr. Leo Trasande of Mount Sinai Medical School who says studies show that, in fact, the government safety threshold for mercury should be even stricter. We also speak with reporter Sam Roe of the Chicago Tribune. His recent series "The Mercury Menace" revealed many fish deemed safe by the government contain high levels of mercury. (12:00)

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====>Click to hear "Pond Scum or Planet Savers? / Bruce Gellerman" 01-13-2006

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Pond scum just might be the answer to solving the CO2 woes of the industrial age. Host Bruce Gellerman visits with Dr. Isaac Berzin, founder of GreenFuel Technologies Corporation. Berzin is working on a prototype that uses algae to convert power plant emissions into biofuels. (6:00)

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====>Click to hear "Greenland's Ice Melt" 12-09-2005

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Carbon dioxide emissions are causing temperatures to rise and that's making Greenland glaciers melt at rates faster than previously expected. Living on Earth host Steve Curwood talks with Richard Alley, professor of geosciences at Penn State University, about how melting ice sheets may affect sea levels and global coastlines. (6:15)

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====>Click to hear "Water Warnings" 12-02-2005

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A group of engineering students from MIT have come up with a cheap, yet effective, flood warning system. Host Steve Curwood talks with Elizabeth Basha of the Flood Safe Early Warning project about the group's work in hurricane ravaged Honduras. (4:00)

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====>Click to hear "Maine River Cleanup Spawns Controversy / Susan Sharon" 11-11-2005

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Once on the list of the country's ten most polluted rivers, Maine's Androscoggin River was one of the inspirations for the Clean Water Act. But some old mill towns in Maine are at odds over the cleanup of the Androscoggin. Maine Public Broadcasting Network's Susan Sharon has our story. (9:00)

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====>Click to hear "Planting Sideways" 11-04-2006

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Host Bruce Gellerman interviews Lindsey Williams, a freshmen at Southern Methodist University. She won the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes for inventing a new kind of irrigation system for crops. (3:00)

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====>Click to hear "The Mad Kayaker" 11-04-2005

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Roger Frymire has been patrolling the Charles River watershed in Massachusetts for over a decade, testing viral and bacterial levels that have been appearing at alarming highs. Living on Earth's Dennis Foley has this portrait of an average citizen who's putting the problem of water pollution on the radar. (7:30)

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====>Click to hear "Environmental Refugees" 10-28-2005

====>Click to hear The Entire Show: 10-28-2005

Scholars predict fifty million people will be displaced within five years by rising sea levels, desertification, dried up aquifers, and other serious environmental change. The term "environmental refugees" has increasingly been invoked over the last two decades to describe growing waves of people displaced by environmental problems. Host Steve Curwood talks with Andrew Simms. He's the Policy Director of the New Economics Foundation in the United Kingdom and the author of a recent book entitled, "Environmental Refugees: The Case for Recognition". (6:30)

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Please visit the Living On Earth site: http://www.loe.org/ to find a complete listing of their audio programs.

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"Water Quality" by Dr. Kenneth Reckhow, Ph.D.

Kenneth Reckhow, Ph.D., formerly director of Water Resources Research Institute of North Carolina and currently professor of water quality at Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment, will talk about "Water Quality." February 21, 2007; 7-9 pm, Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Durham, NC.


====>Click to hear "Water Quality" Part 1

====>Click to hear "Water Quality" Part 2

====>Click to hear "Water Quality" Part 3

====>Click to hear "Water Quality" Part 4



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"Water Follies: The Impact of Groundwater Pumping on the Environment"
by Robert Glennon, Ph.D.


====>Click to hear "Water Follies"

     The excessive pumping of our aquifers has created an environmental catastrophe known to only a few scientists, a handful of water management experts, and those unfortunate enough to have suffered the direct consequences. As our groundwater use has increased, pumping has caused rivers, springs, lakes, and wetlands to dry up, ground beneath us to collapse, and fish, birds, wildlife, trees, and shrubs to die. This talk will illustrate the scope of the problem with stories from around the country. These water follies are tales of human foibles including greed, stubbornness, and, especially, the unlimited human capacity to ignore reality.




     Robert Glennon is the Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy in the Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. He has more than 30 years of professional experience and specializes in constitutional law, American legal history, and water law. Glennon's funded research activities have included two National Science Foundation grants. He had held many administrative positions, such as trustee, director, or chair for various institutional organizations. His professional activities include serving as Water Policy Advisor to Pima County, Arizona; as a member of American Rivers' Science and Technical Advisory Committee; and as a commentator and analyst for various television and radio programs. Glennon is the author of many books, articles, and other writings. His best-known work is Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America's Fresh Waters (Island Press, 2002), the first book ever published to focus on the environmental problems caused by groundwater pumping. Glennon received numerous accolades for Water Follies from such publications as Scientific American, The Washington Post, and The New York Review of Books. He lectures widely around the United States. He holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American History from Brandeis University. He is also a member of the bars of Arizona and Massachusetts.

     Many thanks to the LA Sound Posse for permission to link to their recording of Dr. Robert Glennon's presentation.

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