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The Latest Buzz On Bees

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Back in 2010 we had entomologist John Hafernik on Sea Change Radio to explain what was going on with the honey bees and colony collapse disorder. Today’s guest, Hannah Nordhaus, picks up where Dr. Hafernik left off, with her new book, “The Beekeeper’s Lament.”
 

2013 Goldman Prize Winner Azzam Alwash Pt. II

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Last week we spoke with Azzam Alwash, who earned a 2013 Goldman Prize for restoring a vast marshland in Iraq that had been drained and depleted under Saddam Hussein. This week we continue our discussion with Alwash, who has a refreshingly optimistic view of Iraq’s long-term prospects.

Richard Heinberg on Natural Gas: Bridge Fuel or Fool’s Gold?

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We’ve spoken to Richard Heinberg in the past about several problems inherent to our carbon-based economy, from peak oil, to coal to what he has dubbed “the end of growth.”

The Global Land Grab: Frederick Kaufman Part II

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We often hear about the resource curse in developing countries in terms of oil or precious minerals — most of us don’t associate the concept with food. But as this week’s guest on Sea Change Radio, food journalist Frederick Kaufman, has chronicled, in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa the resource of fertile land is being exploited in a way that is reminiscent of how other marketable resources have been appropriated.

Frederick Kaufman on Open-Source GMOs

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Genetically Modified Organism is a downright dirty word among many environmentalists and food activists. People oppose GMOs for health reasons and because it’s mostly giant corporations like Monsanto that profit from the creation and distribution of GMOs in our food system. My guest today has a slightly different take on GMOs, though.

Peter Byck Discusses His Film “Carbon Nation”

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Filmmaker Peter Byck believes that the issue of preserving the environment is truly non-partisan, that when you strip away all the political rhetoric and carefully-crafted media narratives, we all really want the same thing: clean air, clean water and cheap energy.

Rhett Butler on the Palm Oil Industry

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The global expansion of the palm oil industry is one of the largest upheavals in modern agricultural history – and one that many Americans know nothing about. And yet palm oil is now everywhere in this country – in our food, our cosmetics and someday soon maybe even in our gas tanks.

Alisa Gravitz of Green America

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Green America is one of the country’s longest standing environmental advocacy and action organizations. For the past 30 years Alisa Gravitz has been at its helm, leading campaigns for green investment, corporate accountability, and fair trade. This week on Sea Change Radio, host Alex Wise chats with Alisa Gravitz about a number of Green America’s current initiatives.

George Lakoff Part II: Framing the Debate

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Last week on Sea Change Radio, influential progressive and cognitive linguist George Lakoff laid out the principles of linguistic framing as they relate to environmentalism. This week, part two of hostAlex Wise‘s discussion with Prof.

George Lakoff Part I: The Message

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They say actions speak louder than words, but words are pretty important, too. This week and next on Sea Change Radio, we welcome George Lakoff, the prolific author and longtime professor of cognitive linguistics from UC Berkeley. He discusses the significant concept of linguistic framing and how it relates to both progressives and conservatives.

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