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We explore the changing nature of forestry in Canada.
17 Nov, 2017 | 0:56:29 |
EN | Bojan Furst | Rural Routes

Forests are a part of Canadian identity, and are the basis of an industry that supports thousands across the country (and has for centuries.) While forestry’s past played a significant role in the development of many rural places, major shifts, including some as a result of climate change, are shaping a future that might look quite different from what we’re...
Dahr Jamail on Current Climate indicators, Dane Wigington on Geoengineering dangers
10 Nov, 2017 | 0:59:02 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

On the occasion of the 23rd annual UN Climate conference currently underway in Bonn, the Global Research News Hour is examining the most up to date information on how human impacts is affecting the biosphere of planet Earth. In the first half hour, Dahr Jamail, award-winning journalist and staff writer for Truthout.org joins us to elaborate on record high temperatures,...
Indigenous hill dwellers push back against tree plantations
17 Jul, 2017 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Indigenous Dongria Khond people in Orissa state, India, are struggling against a forestry department decision to cut their food-bearing trees and take away their food-growing plots in favour of teak and eucalyptus cash-crop plantations. The women tell about their tactics and the nutritional and environmental superiority of their traditional foods and way of life.
Women Re-Greening the World
13 Feb, 2017 | 0:28:43 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From the WINGS archives: The late Professor Wangari Maathai discusses the Green Belt Movement that she founded with the National Council of Women of Kenya, to address problems of streams drying up, food insecurity, and a dearth of firewood and fencing. The still-active project organizes grassroots women to plant and care for millions and millions of trees.
Pepe Escobar on Brazil's Economic Crisis, John Schertow on Indigenous struggle in Brazil
20 May, 2016 | 0:59:13 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

On this week's Global Research News Hour, we take a look behind the scenes and beyond the rhetoric of the current power struggle in Brazil. In the first part of the show, we hear from independent geopolitical analyst, writer and author Pepe Escobar. The Brazilian born commentator provides his analysis of the real reasons behind the coup, the forces seeking...
Michael J Murphy on Geo-Engineering Dangers, Carrie Saxifrage on her new book
24 Apr, 2015 | 0:59:26 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

On this week's Global Research News Hour, we mark Earth Day with two interviews related to the urgent call to defend the planet from environmental damage. First, we hear from Michael J Murphy, director/producer of the films "What in the World are the Spraying" and "Why in the World are they Spraying". He discusses the clear and present threats associated...
Find out how the magical Evans Cherry came to be in Edmonton's supposedly unforgiving climate!
17 Aug, 2014 | 0:28:50 |
EN | Terra Informa | Terra Informa Environmental News

Gardeners and farmers alike are all limited to the zones they live in. Since the 1960's Agriculture Canada has been publishing a national map of Plant Hardiness Zones to help farmers and gardeners plan their crops to ensure their plantings can withstand the at times extreme temperatures to make it to harvest time. But when it comes to fruit trees,...
Hopping off the technology treadmill, eye-opening novels, and fierce little red squirrels
16 Dec, 2013 | 0:29:07 |
EN | Terra Informa | Terra Informa Environmental News

This week on Terra Informa, two new stories that have us envisioning, and then questioning our future environmental perspectives, with a story on the new Edmonton Ambleside Ecostation and the Blatchford Redevelopment project, in “Treadmill”, and then a story about one woman’s deep shift in her perspective on knowledge of our planet in this week’s Eye-opener. We’ll also revisit a...
He Shoots, He Scores! For the environment!
05 Feb, 2013 | 0:28:56 |
EN | Terra Informa | Terra Informa Environmental News

He Shoots, He Scores! With the shortened NHL season in now in full swing, Terra Informa highlights a new initiative that's helping to save the environment when the goalie can't make the save.
Stories from up in a tree and in a round dance on owls, and Idle No More
30 Dec, 2012 | 0:29:05 |
EN | Terra Informa | Terra Informa Environmental News

This week, Girl Gone Wild's Jamie Pratt is back to teach us all about owls - from Hedwig to the Great Horned. Then, we speak to participants at an Idle No More round dance in Edmonton about the national movement. Finally, we have the scoop on North America's annual backyard bird count!
This week: Which type of Christmas tree is better? And what happened at Ogden Point?
24 Dec, 2012 | 0:29:02 |
EN | Terra Informa | Terra Informa Environmental News

This week, we'll help keep your face from turning red over your greenery. It's a seasonal story we know you've all been pining for—articifial vs. live Christmas Tree showdown! But before the sparks can fly, we'll head out to the West Coast to visit a breakwater that is as much a natural sanctuary as it is a tool of human...
Their lives, their language, their songs
27 Aug, 2012 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In Karnataka state, India, the government seized the forest and relocated the indigenous tribal peoples. They have been moved five times in 14 years. Adaptation has both good and bad effects.
Just in time for summer, we bring you the low down on some great new environmental books
02 Jul, 2012 | 0:28:59 |
EN | Terra Informa | Terra Informa Environmental News

During the summer months there's nothing quite like soaking up a little sun with the company of a good book. With that in mind, on today's show we're going to take a look at a few titles you may want to add to your summer reading list. We interview Adria Vasil, author of the immensely popular Ecoholic series, which aim...
WINGS show for week of June 24 2012
10 Jun, 2012 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Speakers addressed Militarization and Economic Attacks on Sustainable Development as key areas requiring massive civil society awareness and organizing, on the second day of the Association for Women's Rights in Development's 12th Annual AWID Forum in Istanbul, in April 2012.
Extreme secrecy surrounds new trade deal
07 May, 2012 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Details of the secret 8-country Trans-Pacific Partnerhips agreement have been leaked, and critics say it's another attempt to bring in rejected pro-corporate policies. (Canada also seeking to "dock in" to this treaty.)
Terra Informa's own Dr. Rebecca Rooney describes new research about the oilsands
18 Mar, 2012 | 0:28:56 |
EN | Terra Informa | Terra Informa Environmental News

Mountain pine beetles are about the size of the head of a match. Even for an insect, they're pretty insignificant. But their effect on forests is hard to put into words. Over the past decade they've turned the mountains and valleys of central BC from lush green to red, wiping out the province's lodgepole pines for hundreds of kilometres on...
Chain saws in BC's spotted owl habitat & tree sitters blocking road construction in Quebec
26 Feb, 2012 | 0:28:56 |
EN | Terra Informa | Terra Informa Environmental News

This week we bring you two stories about communities that are battling to save their forests. Logging began this past week in habitat crucial for the survival of Canada's endangered spotted owl near Chilliwack, British Columbia. We talk to a representative from the Western Canada Wilderness Committee about this issue. Construction of a large highway is currently planned through an...
Interviewing renowned activist and former Vice-Presidential nominee Winona LaDuke
29 Jan, 2012 | 0:29:09 |
EN | Terra Informa | Terra Informa Environmental News

Today we investigate plans for logging on BC's Cortes Island and talk to locals who are pushing for more sustainable harvest practices. We also hear from renowned activist, economist, and writer Winona LaDuke, who explains why locally based sustainable development strategies are critical to our future. All the that, plus your wrap up of the week's news headlines!
Plans to mine in the Temagami, the problems with palm oil, and the ins and outs of composting
25 Dec, 2011 | 0:28:56 |
EN | Terra Informa | Terra Informa Environmental News

Years ago, the Ontario government promised to turn the old growth red pine forests of Ontario's Temagami region into a provincial park. The catch was that they first had to wait for old mining claims in the area to lapse. But last year a small Calgary-based company renewed one of its mining claims in the Temagami, putting hopes of a...
Rachel Smocker from Biofuelwatch speaks about the dangers of biofuels and carbon markets
14 Dec, 2011 | 0:13:31 |
EN | Tim McSorley | Media Co-op at COP17

Rachel Smolker from UK-based Biofuelwatch spoke with Maude Prud'homme and Tim McSorley outside the COP17 conference in Durban, SA. Smolker speaks about the dangers of using bio-fuels as carbon credits as well as trading them on the carbon market, the impact that biofuels can have on forests like Canada's boreal forest, and the need to push for grassroots, not market...
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