Compiled By: Graeme Joyes
From Spectrum Radio | 59:00
Antarctica: Life On The Ice is a co-production of IEEE Spectrum Radio and The National Science Foundation.
Antarctica: Life On The Ice is a co-production of IEEE Spectrum Radio and The National Science Foundation and features reporter Glenn Zorpette exploring the coldest region on the planet, it's inhabitants and the scientific research underway at the South Pole.
From Voices of Our World | 28:00
The danger of Biofuels, and what it takes to have a green house.
Part One: EARTH DAY EVERYDAY Biofuel si!, gasoline no!...no? Well, this may be one of those cases where things aren't as they seem to be. Reporter and author Heather Rogers latest article for Mother Jones Magazine, Slash and Burn; How Biofuels Could Destroy the Planet Even Faster Than Petroleum, explains how this assumed green alternative may actually be causing environmental harm. Multi-national corporations in league with agri-giants like Archer Daniels Midland are deforesting large areas of native territories in Indonesia to establish palm-oil plantations. The trouble is the original forests they’re destroying absorbed far more greenhouse gases than the palm-oil tress do and the energy expended to create these new plantations end-up cancelling out the good of the biofuels manufactured. We talk with Heather Rogers.
Part Two: EARTH DAY EVERYDAY In the beginning, all the homeowner was looking to add was a simple "powder room". But being green-conscious and working with a like-minded architect, our Maryknoll colleague, I.T. Systems Specialist Judy Zingher ended up with a renovated home that hovers at a temperate 74 degrees all year long. Architect Tapani Talo calls Judy’s home "the greenest old house in Weschester", New York. We get the scoop from green homeowner Judy Zingher.