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Get the latest insights on climate change and breakthrough technologies and innovations that are fighting climate change! According to a United Nations climate change report, the evidence of human-caused climate change is overwhelming and continues to strengthen. The impacts of climate change are intensifying and climate-related threats to our physical, social, and economic well-being are rising at an unprecedented rate. Widespread climate changes are causing extreme heat, severe drought, un ...
 
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.
 
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The CSIS Americas Program podcast looks at the politics and policies of the 35 countries in the Western Hemisphere. It especially focuses on U.S. engagement with the region, whether on trade, diplomacy, or security issues like drugs and terrorism. Guests include top policymakers from the U.S. and other countries.
 
HumanSpirit Radio with host, Sarah McCroskey is now available on News for the Soul Network, 4th Friday of Every Month @ 2-3 p.m. PACIFIC. HERE you can enjoy a deep dive into 2010-15 archives of previous HumanSpirit Radio Network via iTunes. HumanSpirit Radio provides broadcasts and conversations to ignite and inspire Who We Are as evolutionary beings on an unstoppable path of self-discovery and awakening. HSRN is about exploration. What does it take to anchor our Spirit into our body and bec ...
 
CIFOR conducts global research on forest and climate change, adaptation, redd, indigenous groups, deforestation, gender, dry forests, food security, illegal logging, governance, biodiversity. The Center for International Forestry Research is a nonprofit, global facility dedicated to advancing human wellbeing, environmental conservation and equity. We conduct research that enables more informed and equitable decision making about the use and management of forests in less-developed countries. ...
 
Patti is intuitive. She hears frequency. She downloads the information and translates it into a language in a physical realm. Patti serves as a conduit to others. Patti utilizes her gift of clairaudience to help by bridging people to the universal truth. She coaches people with her soul coaching method to help them find their truth so they can live their lives authentically and joyfully. Patti also facilitates The Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique (QHHT), Which is the method of the master, ...
 
This show will broadcast 2 short episodes a term on one topic within the Energy Sector. We hope to bring the voice of students, research, and industry together to find the similarities and differences of opinions between these three key viewpoints amidst the energy transition. Delivered to you by William Draper-Barr.
 
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[caption id="attachment_380639" align="alignright" width="370"] The Marathon refinery in Martinez gets greenlight for producing high emissions biofuels. (image source: Contra Costa County)[/caption] To open this week's episode an attorney from Communities for a Better Environment [1] joins Terra Verde to describe the rubber stamp permitting of the …
 
The upcoming Summit of the Americas ought to be an important venue for the United States and the region to align responses to shared challenges and strengthen hemispheric cooperation. Nevertheless, the summit is already struggling to live up to this potential, facing criticism that the current agenda downplays the concerns voiced by the region, as …
 
Award winning author and journalist Sonia Shah talks to Alasdair about her book, The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move. She talks about what we can learn about human migration from wildlife, why climate migration should be seen as an adaptation strategy rather than a coming crisis, and the toxic elitism of scholarly sc…
 
Around the world, democratic institutions have come under siege, while consolidation within and between autocratic regimes has accelerated in recent years. As it becomes increasingly evident that autocrats are following a shared ‘playbook,’ it is of extreme importance that democracies build their own set of shared tactics for promoting civil and po…
 
Did you know that methane is more than 25 times more potent than CO2 in terms of trapping heat in the atmosphere? In this episode we look at reducing methane emissions without mandating veganism. Our guests Anatoli Smirnov and Sabina Assan are researchers at Ember, international data analysts for clean energy solutions in the power sector. Despite …
 
The recent move by the Honduran Congress to repeal the 2013 law authorizing the Zones for Employment and Economic Development (Zonas de Empleo y Desarollo Económico, or ZEDEs) has wide-ranging consequences for the country's economic future. While the Zones have been heavily criticized by the Castro administration, eliminating them risks a complicat…
 
Forced Labor & Environmental Degradation in the Mining Industry Special re-release: In this special Spanish-language episode, Margarita sits down with Pilar Velasquez of the Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking in the Bureau of International Labor Affairs at the United States Department of Labor (USDOL). They discuss artisanal…
 
[caption id="attachment_379904" align="aligncenter" width="345"] The planned conversion of two Bay Area refineries into biofuel processing plants is being opposed by many local residents and environmentalists. Photo by Peg Hunter.[/caption] On May 3, the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors will hold a hearing on the proposals by Phillips 66 in Rodeo …
 
En este episodio especial en español Ryan C. Berg se sienta a conversar con Indira Urbaneja, analista política y la CEO de Reunificados, una organización venezolana sin fines de lucro que apoyo democracia, inclusión, y derechos humanos. Ellos conversaron sobre las facciones más importantes dentro del chavismo y el surgimiento de un grupo dentro del…
 
The day before 80 countries meet in Palau to discuss ocean governance, Bertie talked to Dame Meg Taylor DBE about the changes the Pacific Elders' Voice are campaigning for, including pollution of plastics and nuclear waste, illegal and unsustainable fishing, and loss and damage. Pacific Elders' Voice is a group of diplomats, academics, and creative…
 
[caption id="attachment_379261" align="aligncenter" width="307"] Photo of an Arizona copper mine by drburtoni / Flickr.[/caption] This year marks the 150th anniversary of the United States’ hardrock mining law. The law, signed by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1872, regulates mining of metals like gold, copper, uranium, lithium, and more on some 350…
 
Dr. Howard Herzog is a pioneer of carbon capture and storage research, having studied it since 1989 in what is now called MIT's Energy Initiative. He was also a Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC's 2005 Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage, and he is author of the 2018 book Carbon Capture. Bertie Harrison-Broninski talked to Dr. …
 
[caption id="attachment_378733" align="alignright" width="320"] A rally sign from March 25 at the state capitol in Sacramento. (photo Gary Hughes)[/caption] There is a bright light of grassroots environmental activism that is shaking up the status quo from the redwood region to the state capitol. The Save Our Pomo Homeland [1] campaign is redefinin…
 
In the May 2021, Vice President Kamala Harris announced a call to action for private sector actors to help address the root causes of migration by generating new economic opportunities in Central America. Born from this pledge, the Partnership for Central America (PCA) has emerged as a coordinating body for businesses and social enterprises to supp…
 
California currently has over 1.4 million small-scale rooftop solar systems installed, and California leads the nation in the number of households that have solar panels. Key to California’s relatively swift rise to being a leader in solar energy production is a solar incentive program called net-energy metering, which credits homes, businesses, al…
 
Bertie talked to renowned peatland expert Professor Roxane Andersen, of the University of Highlands & Islands, the Environmental Research Institute, and the Flow Country Research Hub. They talked about the Flow Country in Scotland, her research on restoration, monitoring, and peatland fires, and more generally about why peatlands are so important f…
 
Alasdair MacEwen talks to Associate Professor Wim Carton of Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies about offset markets, carbon removal technologies, and IPCC modelling. They wade into some tricky questions: are scientists watering down recommendations to make them politically palateable? How are neoclassical economics affecting the worl…
 
[caption id="attachment_377878" align="aligncenter" width="345"] A Lidar-derived digital elevation model image of the dry Colorado River Delta in Mexico. Photo by Daniel Coe [1].[/caption] As the cycles of flood and drought intensify across the world, we are quickly learning that our water infrastructure — think dams, levees, sea walls, reservoirs,…
 
Between 1970 and 2019, disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean impacted almost 300 million people, killed more than half a million people, and had an estimated cost the region close to half a trillion dollars. These disasters are especially harmful for already-vulnerable populations, and create new forms of long-lasting vulnerability in their …
 
With the invasion of Ukraine ongoing, ELCI's Assistant Editor Bertie Harrison-Broninski talks to Sam Lawson, Director of investigative NGO Earthsight, following a public letter from 120 NGOs calling for a boycott on Russian and Belarusian wood. The public letter was led by Ukrainian environmental groups in response to the invasion, but Earthsight h…
 
One of the greatest climate challenges for Californians is coming to grips with the perverse outcomes of the states markets-based mechanisms for managing emissions. Public interest attorney Brent Newell joins Terra Verde to describe efforts to address the harms from factory farm pollution and the environmental injustice embedded in the false climat…
 
Memelihara burung kicau merupakan aktivitas yang sangat digemari oleh sebagian besar masyarakat di Indonesia. Aktivitas ini juga didukung oleh kondisi alam Indonesia sebagai negara tropis yang kaya akan keanekaragaman hayati. Hampir di setiap rumah dapat dengan mudah kita jumpai berbagai jenis burung kicau peliharaan yang sangat menarik seperti lov…
 
Since 2018 the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been investigating abuses perpetrated by the Venezuelan security forces. Last November, the ICC Chief Prosecutor signed a Letter of Understanding with Nicolás Maduro beginning a formal investigation—the first of its kind launched in a Latin American country. In this episode, Ryan C. Berg sits do…
 
All of Farmstead Classics are made with our farm fresh milk and are produced with renewable energy. Crave Brothers makes fresh mozzarella, sweet cream mascarpone, chocolate mascarpone, fresh cheddar cheese curds, farmers rope string cheese, and other varieties of mozzarella.By Scott Amyx
 
Sami Yassa, senior scientist at the US based NGO the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and their scientific lead on forests and forest biomass, sets out NRDC research on the use of Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) which looks at whether it can really produce negative emissions. He also explains NRDC's work with the US Congre…
 
Liz Carlisle talks to Bertie about her new book, soon to be published by Island Press: 'Healing Grounds - Climate, Justice, and the Deep Roots of Regenerative Farming'. The agroecologist, Environmental Studies Professor and award-winning author has spent the last year talking to Indigenous communities & farmers of colour across North America about …
 
With around 500 different special economic zones (SEZs) in Latin America and the Caribbean, these zones act as accelerators for trade and investment. While many focus on tax rates, tariffs, and regulatory environments to incentivize business development, some models go well beyond to create entirely new institutions within their borders. In this ep…
 
This is the ‘industry voice’ episode on the topic of Hydrogen, with Anthony Wang, a Senior Consultant at Guidehouse – a leading Energy, Sustainability and Infrastructure consultancy. In the last 2 years, academia, policy makers and industries are starting to converge on the future role of hydrogen in a climate neutral environment. “How do we get th…
 
Bioenergy power generation increased 8% in 2020, exceeding modelled Net Zero growth of 7% through 2030. Nevertheless, deployment has been inconsistent in the past, with average annual generation growth in the last five years being below the necessary level. Learn more from the International Energy Agency's Jeremy Moorhouse.https://www.iea.org/repor…
 
Burnout has been getting a lot of attention lately, and for good reason. As the pandemic drags on, many people continue to face evolving workplaces, navigate uncertainty around childcare and school schedules, and confront difficult choices about acceptable risk in practically everything they do. It’s no wonder that so many are feeling stressed and …
 
Alasdair talks to John Sterman about his groundbreaking research that proved burning wood for energy will "increase atmospheric CO2 for at least a century". John Sterman is the Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, the Director of the MIT System Dynamics Group and the Director of the MIT Sloan Sustainabilit…
 
What if one of California’s most highly celebrated pathways for achieving ‘decarbonization’ could actually increase pressure on increasingly rare tropical forests? To look into this contradiction Terra Verde welcomes Dr Chris Malins, the founder of the private consultancy Cerulogy [1]. In the interview we learn of his research on the global land us…
 
On February 6, Costa Ricans will head to the polls in the first round of presidential elections. With a crowded field featuring no fewer than 25 presidential hopefuls, and much of the electorate still undecided, the situation on the ground, and consequences for the country are difficult to parse. In this episode, Margarita R. Seminario sits down wi…
 
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