This is a rerun of our April 1st program. NRDC's Daniel Hinerfeld reports on efforts to protect the sacred water of Black Mesa. The main source of water for many Hopi and Navajo in northeastern Arizona is the pristine Navajo aquifer beneath Black Mesa. Its water is so pure that you can drink it straight out of the ground.
But according to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the aquifer is in trouble. Decades of pumping by coal mining giant Peabody Energy are taking a toll. And now Peabody wants to pump out 50 percent MORE water to move coal through a pipeline in the desert. LISTEN (7 min)
This is a rerun of our April 1st program. Designer Kimberly Rider, author of The -just released- Healthy Home Workbook explains how to green your home and your daily life and Frances Goldberg shares her comments as an enthusiastic reader. LISTEN (12 min)
President of Alaska Conservation Solutions explains the role Alaska can
play to make people understand that global warming is real and
"something must be done". She quotes the report by the climate group, "Carbon down, profits up" that shows reducing global warming is good for business. LISTEN (7:50 min) This is a rerun of our April 15 show.
Until the end of August we are recycling the Best of EcoTalk while our team regroups for some exciting changes coming up in September. Stay tuned! This is a rerun of our March 11 show. When actor and former Gunsmoke star Dennis Weaver passed away last month few obituaries mentioned his environmental work. In the latter part of his life Weaver worked passionately for the planet. In addition to founding The Institute of Ecolonomics (merging of ecological and economic concerns), he drove a state-of-the- art hybrid car across the country and built a home made from recycled rubber and aluminum. His close friend, Peter La Vaute, who now runs the institute, will join us to talk about Dennis' environmental legacy. LISTEN (11 min)