Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Fossil Fools Day Enviro Show

Greetings Earthlings, it’s Fossil Fools Day. Let's see if we can outdo our usual selves foolin' around on the airwaves. Jean’s off to the Everglades (watch out gators!). We're supposed to get a call-in from the folks at Rising Tide fresh from one of the Fossil Fools Day actions and we’ll listen to The Yes Men make fools out of the corporados. As always, we’ll checkout Darth Cheney and the Boy Emperor's latest assault on the planet and listen into the Enviro Show Echo Chamber, as well as hear our newest feature: The Enviro Show Quote of the week, but first it’s time for.....

Revenge of the Critters! Trickster coyotes attack!! Seven people were bitten by coyotes between March and August in the Lake Tahoe area in 1999, including one tourist who was bitten in the thigh while walking in the Caesars Tahoe parking lot over Memorial Day weekend. Airplane flights at the South Lake Tahoe runway had been cancelled or delayed due to coyotes on the airport runway, who have even chased planes as they took off!

Now, for the Quote of the Week. Regarding the recent collapse of a section of the Wilkins Ice Shelf in Antarctica, seven times the size of Manhattan: NSIDC Lead Scientist Ted Scambos, who first spotted the disintegration in March, said, "We believe the Wilkins has been in place for at least a few hundred years. But warm air and exposure to ocean waves are causing a break-up." Hmmm, now about that warm air....

Tom Neilson's "Fools no More" takes us to The Yes Men clip as they get in the corporados collective face (and we use the term "collective" advisedly) and let the chips fall where they may. Then, hopefully, it's on to the Fossil Fools Day Call-in.

There’s that sound again! Let’s see what the Backwards Bush Countdown says. Also this Fossil Fools Day Special: Bush to Phase Out Environment by 2009! AND, Bush sends curt letter to his own EPA crony. No foolin'?

In the Enviro Show Echo Chamber we rerun these from Grist: Pollution is on Vatican's updated list of mortal sins! The Vatican has put a modern twist on the seven deadly sins, announcing a list of "social sins" -- including pollution and genetic manipulation. (And just when we had successfully rid ourselves of lust, gluttony, avarice, sloth, anger, envy, and pride.) The nature of sin itself has changed, says Monsignor Gianfranco Girotti, head of the Vatican body in charge of matters of conscience: "While sin used to concern mostly the individual, today it has mainly a social resonance, due to the phenomenon of globalization." · ALSO: Boston gives new meaning to the term urban decay!

On to the Bus Stop Billboard:

Wednesday, April 2, 6 PM to 8 PM. Public Service Board hearings on Act160 and VT Yankee. A VERY important meeting on Vermont Yankee’s possible relicensing is happening in Brattleboro at the Red Roof Inn, which is near Entergy Headquarters on route 5 leading up to Putney. 978-249-6224.

Thursday, April 3, 7:00 pm. RideBuzz Forum at the Jones Library, 43 Amity Street in Amherst. The Future of Ridesharing in the Pioneer Valley. Sponsored by River Valley Market. For more information, contact Jeff at 978-394-3740 (cell) or email:

Thursday, April 3, 6:30p.m. - 8p.m. Greenway Design; Historic, Economic & Ecological Resources found along Southampton's Greenway. Edwards Public Library Meeting Room, 30 East Street, Southampton, MA, 01073, (off Rte.10).

Sunday, April 6, 2:30-4:00pm, The Turtle Island Medicine Show. Greenfield Middle School Auditorium, 195 Federal Street, Greenfield. The show features whimsical kinetic sculptures, richly painted paper mache masks and puppet figures. Presented by the Greening Greenfield Campaign.

Tuesday, April 8 at 7:00 pm Nuestras Raices staff will give a presentation called "Connecting Urban People to the Environment" at the Holyoke Heritage State Park Visitor’s Center, 221 Appleton Street, Holyoke. The illustrated talk about community gardening in Holyoke is sponsored by the Valley Environmental Education Collaborative. Admission is free, though a $5.00 donation to support the series is appreciated. For more information call Holyoke Heritage State Park at 413-534-1723.

Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 5th Annual Green Fair at the Better Living Show, Franklin County Fairgrounds. For info call 413-774-2791

That about does it. Did we makes fools of ourselves yet? No more so than some!! Joules Graves takes us out (finally!) with "The Land of Fake Fires". Remember: listen to your Mother!

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