Monday, July 09, 2007

The Ecolectic Enviro Show: (Darth Cheney & the Great Migration)

Greetings Earthlings, It’s something for everyone this evening. We return again to the plight of our four-legged relations, specifically those studied by UMass wildlife biologist, Malik Marjan in the Boma National Park and within the massive Southern Sudan animal migration recently featured in the New York Times. Also, it’s an extended Darth Cheney segment tonight given the recent revelations in the Washington Post and his latest machinations for the real Evil Empire. David Kroodsma phones in from the road, hopefully! The Ride for Climate finds our guy from Amherst on the outer fringes of Cheney’s home state. Careful David! He’s armed and dangerous!! As always, we’ll checkout the Enviro Show Echo Chamber and other news, but first it’s time for....Revenge of the critters! Spider invasion creeping out Austrians!

After some voices from last Saturday's Live Earth event in Northampton we'll move on to the Enviro Show Echo Chamber. From the New York Times a must read op-ed by Al Gore in the Sunday, July 1 edition, Moving Beyond Kyoto. Also from the Times: "Business prevails in environmental case". And speaking of endangered species :"Poachers kill one of two last White Rhinos in Zambia". And U.S. Fish & Wildlife giving trophy hunting permits for Polar bears? Checkout the action link here. Some good news from the Amherst Bulletin: "Colleges, town making strides to limit energy consumption". And finally, our roving reporter and fellow bardic insurgent, Tom Neilson reports from the heartland that the lakes of Wisconsin are drying up. Maybe Texas will send some of their surplus rain northward? Happy trails, Tom!

There’s the theme, Glen, how much longer until Darth Cheney, the boy emperor and their ilk are banished? Darth and his Death Star at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue are taking fire from quasi-rebel forces at the Washington Post....finally! We'll have a look at an excerpt from the week-long series, this one focusing on Darth’s assault on the planet Earth. And, regarding the Scooter Libby jail break, our friends at Traprock Peace Center put this one up on their blog: "Congress can still follow the Libby oil trail".

"What Does that W Stand For?" by John Lily, from the "Hail to the Thieves III" compilation takes us to our interview with Malik Marjan. Then it's on to the Bus Stop Billboard:

Friday, July 13 , 7 pm. Bill McKibben: "Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future", Odyssey Books in the Village Commons, S. Hadley. Call 413-534-7307 or 800-540-7307.

Friday, July 13, 7-9pm. Beaver Fever hike. Fitzgerald Lake, North Farms Rd., Florence. Call the BROAD BROOK COALITION, (413) 586-4364.

Wednesday,July 11 & Friday, July 13, 9 am at the Windham County Courthouse, Newfane, VT. Entergy will be presenting its findings as to the effects of temperature increase on the CT river. Attend and support CAN and NECNP lawyers! Contact Evan Mulholland for more legal info, and the Environmental Court contact is (802) 828-1660.

Thursday, July 12, 7:00pm The State Department of Public Utilities is holding a public hearing in Russell on the transmission line corridors for the proposed Russell Biomass plant. The corridors would either run through rare and priority species habitat in the Tekoa and Grace Robson State Wildlife Sanctuaries, or through neighborhoods in Russell and Westfield.. Hearing at the Russell Elementary School on Highland Avenue (just off Route 20 a block from the Cumberland Farms). (413) 862-0037

Saturday, July 14, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. Hawley Bog Walk. Come visit this pristine peatland jointly owned by The Nature Conservancy and the Five Colleges. During midsummer, we should see blooming orchids, such as pink grass and fringed orchid, all three native insectivorous plants, and the many members of the heath family that make the bog their home. Adults $10.00 m/ $15.00 nm. REGISTRATION Phone: 413-584-3009

Sunday, July 22; Noon - 2 p.m. Green and Nuclear Free -- A Community Gathering in Favor of Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Closing Vermont Yankee. Brattleboro town common, Park Place between Linden Street and Putney Road, Brattleboro, VT. Music by Charlie King and Derrik Jordan. AND a Non-violent Civil Disobedience Action. At 2 p.m. on July 22 a group of people will carpool from the Common to Vermont Yankee to do an act of non-violent civil disobedience. Others will come to witness and support those who will risk arrest. Co-sponsored by Citizens Awareness Network, Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Alliance, New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution, Nuclear Free Vermont. More info: or (413) 339-5781 or (802) 254-2531.

We'll go out with "We Will Rise" by upstate New Yorker, Colleen Kattau from her new "Inhabited Woman" disc. Until next time remember: Listen to yur' Mother!

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