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Hot On The Carbon Trail: Bill Baue & James Leaton

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The Carbon Tracker Initiative and the Carbon Disclosure Project are two ongoing, vital efforts to help us better understand how much fossil fuels and greenhouse gasses companies are emitting.

Ceres Conference Preview: Lester Snow and Bennett Freeman

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The Ceres Conference is an annual gathering where organizations as different as the Sierra Club and Shell come together to discuss ways to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. On the eve of the conference which takes place May 1st and 2nd in San Francisco this year, we thought it would be worthwhile to get a sneak peek at some of the Ceres speakers.

Securing The Foodshed: Philip Ackerman-Leist

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There is little disagreement that urban farming translates into increased access to local, sustainable, and healthy food, and that this is a very good thing. But how is it done? What are the success stories of urban farming? And what exactly is a “foodshed?” Our guest this week on Sea Change Radio is Philip Ackerman-Leist, an author, educator and farmer.

Down The Line: Steven Mufson on the Keystone XL Pipeline

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Are you interested in knowing the facts about the Keystone XL pipeline? Well, depending on the source, the “facts” vary wildly. Proponents tout the Alberta tar sands as the new Saudi Arabia, claim that the Keystone pipeline will bring 100,000 jobs and help get the US off of foreign oil. Critics, on the other hand, say the jobs are more like under 50, that all the oil will be exported, that tar sands crude is highly prone to spills, and that this project would endanger pristine wildlife habitats. So who is right?

Michael Skelly on Wind Energy: Blowing Over Barriers

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Promoters and detractors of wind power have one point of agreement - both see the transmission lines that carry wind energy as inefficient and very expensive to build. If wind power is going to fulfill its potential as the natural, pristine and infinitely renewable energy source that it could be, this obstacle will have to be overcome.

Sustainability Adventurers

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Can a spirit of adventure lead us toward more sustainable living? This week on Sea Change Radio, we try to answer that question.

Here Comes The Sun: Adam Browning part II & Matt Wasson

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Last week on Sea Change Radio host Alex Wise spoke to Adam Browning, the executive director of Vote Solar, a non-profit organization that advocates for solar power adoption. This week, the second part of his discussion with Browning. We discuss the lessons we can learn from success stories like the German solar industry as well as high-profile flops like Solyndra.

Vote Solar's Adam Browning: A Shining Example

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Listening to the national dialogue on energy policy can be a little discouraging. Not only does it feel like progress is not happening fast enough, it often feels like as a regular person you’re just not going to have any way to influence energy policy. Enter Vote Solar. Vote Solar is a grassroots solar policy advocacy organization that reminds us that all politics is local and that tremendous progress can be made by focusing on local regulatory roadblocks.

Not Business As Usual: Bill Reed & Rob Deitz

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"A person who knows that enough is enough will always have enough" - Lao Tzu (6th Century B.C.E.)

Like it or not, we are all consumers to some degree. But when is enough enough exactly? This week on Sea Change Radio, we dive into two very different ends of the consumerism pool. 

Gone Fishin’: Australis Aquaculture CEO Josh Goldman

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Making responsible choices as a seafood consumer has never been more complicated.

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