Environment/Climate

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Earth Day Special Programming

  On Monday, April 22nd, KBOO Community Radio celebrates Earth Day with special programming devoted to everything Mother Earth, ecological justice, environmental awareness, climate activism and animal rights advocacy. Either poetic and imaginative, or highly researched and... Read more

Gaslight: The Fight to Stop the Atlantic Coast PIpeline

Airs at: Mon, 05/27/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
While Oregonians were fighting to stop the behemoth Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline and Jordan Cove LNG Terminal in Southern Oregon, communities in Virginia were facing a similar struggle to stop an even larger and longer pipeline that would have crossed the Blue Ridge Mount... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 20, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 05/20/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Inconsistency, contradictions, hypocrisy, deceptions: This episode looks at how right-wing movements are exploiting notions of antisemitism, how ecosocialists and others have thought about capitalist growth on a finite planet, and how climate legal cases against big oil ... Read more

Growth is not Sustainable

Airs at: Mon, 05/20/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Joe Clement brings us some history of Green movement, with a review of debates over how to address the contradiction between environmental survivability and capitalist economic growth.  In this archive segment,  he reads from  Black, White, and Green: Farmers Markets, Ra... Read more

Left and the Law: Update on taking Big Oil to Court

Airs at: Mon, 05/20/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  In their Left & the Law segments on the Old Mole, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker regularly report on lawsuits against oil companies. Many of  these cases are based on evidence of lies and deceit on the part of oil executives. They have known for decades that their products... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 13, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 05/13/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: How to Grow a Movement for Peace in the Middle East: Students at Portland State university are among the thousands of campus activists across the country mobilizing against US c... Read more

The Tank Farm, a Disaster-in-Waiting

Airs at: Mon, 05/13/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
The Critical Energy Infrastructure hub, otherwise known as the tank farm, is a six mile stretch on the banks of the Willamette river where 90% of Oregon’s fuel is stored on seismically unstable land. A major earthquake is predicted to unleash fires, explosions, and toxic sp... Read more

Biomass is not a Climate Solution

Airs at: Mon, 05/20/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Drax, a major British global manufacturer of wood pellets for bioenergy, plans to build an industrial-scale wood pellet plant in Longview, Washington.. The proposed siting of the Longview facility, along with two proposed two large biomass mills in California, would mark a ... Read more

Dangerous Pipedreams

Airs at: Mon, 05/13/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
We are at the precipice of a climate emergency. If we do not seriously begin to cut our carbon emissions now we will be entering an uncharted territory of climate chaos. But instead of accelerating the adoption of verified and trusted climate solutions, governments and indu... Read more

Dangerous Pipedreams

Produced for Locus Focus
We are at a precipice of the climate emergency. If we do not seriously begin to cut our carbon emissions now we will be entering an uncharted territory of climate chaos. But instead of accelerating the adoption of verified and trusted climate solutions, governments and indu... Read more