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Saturday, June 09, 2007

The Endangered Species Enviro Show

Things have been mighty anthropocentric on The Enviro Show lately, so we thought we’d go wild and invite one of our favorite wildlife biologists back. Jennifer Seavey will give us an overview and pipe-up about the Endangered Piping Plover right here in the Commonwealth. Also we’ll do a brief review on some of the keystone species under siege elsewhere courtesy of industrial civilization and the highly flawed species driving it. We expect another call-in from David Kroodsma, a local resident biking across country on the Ride for Climate, and, hopefully, a visit from our dearest in-house VFR witch, Tamara on the upcoming Summer Solstice, but first it’s time for.....Revenge of the Critters! Pet parrot blows mistress’ cover!

The Enviro Show Echo Chamber brings us some words on the pathos of G8 not exactly from the corporate media (our friends at Grist have it covered). It seems fitting to echo our own so here's a report from Ashville Indymedia on an action Asheville Rising Tide held for the International Day of Action Against Climate Change and G8. Of course, checkout Climate Indymedia for more action reports. We'll see what else the cat drags as well.

Glen, what’s that sound? When will the Bushies FINALLY be extinct?? Given that tonight’s theme concerns endangered species, let’s hear what the folks at NRDC think about the Bush regime’s proposed listing of Polar Bears. That should give us a chill! AND, White House floats another bad idea. Hmmm, what's that sound? Growley bears? Don’t sound too happy. Maybe it’s the Grizzlies up in Yellowstone complaining about the Bushies plan to de-list them!

OK, a little closer to home we have a few highly endangered species we’d like to talk about. Before Jenn gets into some in-depth info on endangered species in general and the Piping Plover specifically, we'll have a brief look at the North Atlantic Right Whale. Hopefully later in the summer we can devote a whole show to the whales. We've also linked to some other endangered species info, like the American Jaguar and some very cool Rhinos. Now for the Enviro Show Blog Bonus: find out What You Can Do to help endangered species.

Finally, and like always, we catch up with local events on the environment on the Bus Stop Billboard:

Tuesday, June 19th; 7:30am. Windham County Court, Brattleboro court date for 7 women in the SHUT IT DOWN affinity group for the April 25 chaining action at Vermont Yankee. We will meet in the court parking lot at 7:30 AM and be in the courtroom by 8:00 AM. 978-249-6224

Sunday, June 24, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. MONARCHS ARE BACK! Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 525 S. Pleasant St., Amherst. Learn about the fascinating life cycle and migration magic of this well-loved butterfly. Find out how you can help with the premier monarch caterpillar research project by adopting your very own field to study each week through the summer. Discover some other ways you can help the monarch butterfly continue on an upward spiral. This program is geared for children ages 8 and up and adults of all ages. Registration or call (413) 256-6006

Monday, June 25; 7pm. Dam Nation: Dispatches from the Water Underground.
Join Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and July Oskar Cole as they discuss their new and vital book, Dam Nation. The book explores the politics of water and Do It Yourself technologies for sustainability. Food for Thought Books, N. Pleasant Street, Amherst. Call 253-5432

Sunday, August 5. Walk for a Nuclear Free Future. Hiroshima Day to Nagasaki Day - send off in Middlebury, Vermont on Aug. 5, ending in Burlington, Aug 9. Call Deb Katz 413-339-5781 for more info.

Also, checkout Bike for Mike, a fundraiser for Easthampton cyclist, Mike Cimini, who suffered serious injuries when a truck hit him on his bike here in the Valley.