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With the knowledge of Carson and the courage of Achilles, individuals are steadfastly going the distance to defend wildlife and ecosystems from assaults of environmental degradations and destructions. Join environmental studies scientist Dr. Rob Moir for lively dialogue and revealing narrative inquiry into how individuals are overcoming the obstacles turning forlorn hope into effective actions for oceans, rivers, watersheds, wildlife and ecosystems. Discover how listening to individuals, thinking locally, and acting in concert with other, you can act to save ecosystems. Got environmental stewardship? Become an Eco-steward. Act to bring about a greener and blue Planet Earth.

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With the knowledge of Carson and the courage of Achilles, individuals are steadfastly going the distance to defend wildlife and ecosystems from assaults of environmental degradations and destructions. Join environmental studies scientist Dr. Rob Moir for lively dialogue and revealing narrative inquiry into how individuals are overcoming the obstacles turning forlorn hope into effective actions for oceans, rivers, watersheds, wildlife and ecosystems. Discover how listening to individuals, thinking locally, and acting in concert with other, you can act to save ecosystems. Got environmental stewardship? Become an Eco-steward. Act to bring about a greener and blue Planet Earth.

    The Green Amendment, constitutional right to healthy environment

    The Green Amendment, constitutional right to healthy environment

    Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware River Keeper and author of the book: The Green Amendment, securing our rights to a healthy environment talks with Rob. It is always an uphill battle to stop polluting. People believe they may do whatever they like on property they own without regard for how their actions harm neighbors and people downstream. When fracking threatened to destroy land and drinking water, Maya van Rossum and other petitioners, successfully made the case that people have rights to clean water and clean habitation in their homes and neighborhoods. They won a watershed legal victory that protected Pennsylvania communities from ruthless frackers. They also launched the Green Amendment movement to affirm as a constitutional right a clean and healthy environment. Maya talks about battles won for clean water and the battles waged today.

    • 54 min
    Cleaning the waters of Floridas St. Johns River

    Cleaning the waters of Floridas St. Johns River

    St. Johns (FL) Riverkeeper, Lisa Rinaman talks about cleaning the waters of a river once labeled #6 on a list of America’s Ten Most Endangered Rivers. The new State of the Lower St. Johns River Basin Report looks at water quality, fisheries, aquatic life and contaminants. With the link between excess lawn fertilizing and harmful algal blooms established, FL Friendly landscaping ordinances have been implemented. Nutrient levels have declined. Worsening trends are salinity rising, nonnative species increasing, and much habitat loss. Success for Jacksonville’s Manatee Protection Plan. Improved conditions for manatee, bald eagles, and wood stork. Finfish stocks are sustainable. More work to be done on algal blooms, fecal coliform levels, and to improve grass beds. The St. Johns River is no longer one of America’s endangered rivers and is improving as an amenity for Florida.

    • 54 min
    Of bluefin tuna saiga saola giant ibis orangutan rhino and pangolin

    Of bluefin tuna saiga saola giant ibis orangutan rhino and pangolin

    Tom Sanders with the Worldly Adventures of Archibold Clutterbuck and Friends talks with Rob about a new homeschooling education program featuring endangered wildlife teetering on the brink of either survival or extinction. To learn more about tigers of the sea known as bluefin tuna, educators and students are invited to visit the Ocean River Institutes page webpage. Tom presents an innovative and engaging education program.
    Rob describes why save the infamous orangutan, rhinos and pangolin, as well as the giant ibis of Cambodia. The saiga antelope has a nose that reminds one of Gonzo the Muppet, suffered a disease outbreak in 2015 and may now have the distinction of being the most endangered mammal. Just as rare, the saola has straight horns that remind locals of “spinning wheel posts” was only discovered by scientists in 1992. Tune in for life histories of seven endangered species that may soon be gone.

    • 53 min
    Moir's Environmental Dialogues - August 8th, 2019

    Moir's Environmental Dialogues - August 8th, 2019

    • 55 min
    Climate Change and Carbon: Talking Carbon Capture with Ed Smith of Indigo Ag and Efficiency with Energy Consultant David Wagner

    Climate Change and Carbon: Talking Carbon Capture with Ed Smith of Indigo Ag and Efficiency with Energy Consultant David Wagner

    This week ORI Intern Morgan Berman and Rob focus on the element that makes up all life: carbon. Excessive carbon in the atmosphere is the driver of climate change. First, we talk with Ed Smith, Head of Carbon at Indigo Ag, a budding agricultural technology company. Ed speaks about Indigo’s newly-announced Terraton Initiative, which is garnering global attention and local business in our native city of Boston. Indigo Carbon is a two-pronged program, using seed microbiology and artificial intelligence, to reduce atmospheric carbon. Ed explains how anyone and everyone can educate themselves on carbon capture and carbon markets.

    Next, David Wagner, environmentalist and former energy consultant, explains the workings of utilities and the electric grid. He provides helpful tips for homeowners about peak usage. Efficiency is the name of the game in the energy sector. Energy conservation is often more than half of the battle.

    The importance of efficiency and new approaches to carbon management becomes clear when the two talk about carbon emissions. Capturing carbon and reducing emissions are the ways to a more sustainable future.

    • 57 min
    Frances Moore Lappe: It's Not Too Late - Hope in the Face of Climate Change

    Frances Moore Lappe: It's Not Too Late - Hope in the Face of Climate Change

    • 55 min

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