Saturday, January 21, 2006

The Enviro Critters Show, Part 2

Jennifer Seavey, from the Clark Science Center at Smith College joins us to talk about critters at the proposed new WalMart site in Hadley. She's a wildlife biology grad student who is very familiar with the habitat at the site. The critters that would lose their homes to WalMart are definately not into shopping. All pain, no gain.

In the news today: Phony “ecoterrorism” arrests across the nation. Alleged members of the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front were busted by the FBI out West and more arrests are expected. The federales have said these guys who destroy only property that destroys the planet and free caged animals are "the nation's leading domestic terror threat". One of our least favorite rightwingnut enemies of the Earth, Senator James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma, chairman of the Senate Environment and Pubic Works Committee, has compared ELF & ALF to Al Qaeda. Our question: what are they smoking in DC?? Next question: Who’s next? pie throwers?

Next up: Big Oil casts its evil eyes on the Massachusetts coastline. Exxon/Mobil sucks! Take action and...did we mention BOYCOTT EXXON/MOBIL?

Like we said, it's the Critters Show, Part 2 so we'll have a look at some of the keystone species around the planet and how they fare in the face of six and a half billion humans and their toys. The whales; lions; wolves; lynx; sea turtles, to name a few.

What’s the matter with WalMart? Ask the Spotted Turtle or the Spadefoot Toad! Jennifer Seavey clues us in during the second half of the show on the critters who may be endangered by the new proposed WalMart in Hadley, MA Like the late Wampanoag medicine man, Slow Turtle used to say: "We don't need anymore stores".

On the Bus Stop Billboard we have FLOWN THE COOP: CHANGES IN MASSCHUSETTS BIRD POPULATIONS at the Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Easthampton on Tuesday, February 7, 7 p.m. and TAMING THE BEAST: REDUCING ENERGY USE AT HOME at the Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 525 South Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA. Check the Hitchcock website for other programs.

That's it 'til next time: same bat time, same bat channel!


Anonymous said...

jus so's you know I do look at it...jean

Anonymous said...

Can hardly wait 'til next show on ecoTERRAists. Meanwhile check this one out:

Camano Island, Washington - Authorities suspect that environmentalists acting on behalf of the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) are responsible for burning down a nearly completed 9,600-square-foot house, $3 million house Tuesday morning. Investigators would only say that: someone spray-painted a threatening message on a pink bedsheet and draped it across the front gate.

The ELF often target homes built in sprawling new developments. In the past year there have been at least two similar anti-sprawl arsons in King and Whatcom Counties. In the King County case the perpetrator(s) also left behind a sheet claiming responsibility. It was signed by the ELF. No one has ever been killed or injured in any ELF actions in the group's history, which began in England in 1992.

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