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Beth Markley

Beth Markley is a 40-something consultant and overcommitted volunteer. She blogs about mothering teenagers without losing her marbles at www.manicmumbling.com, and has been featured on Huffington Post, What The Flicka, Scary Mommy and Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop. Beth loves writing, reading, and running long distances very slowly. She consistently overestimates her abilities as a chef. She shouldn't be allowed to dye her own hair or pick out living room furniture, and she can't figure out the TV remote, but is otherwise a good person. If she could choose any superpower, it would be the ability to read in a moving vehicle without getting woozy.
Beth Markley has written 157 posts for el.e.men'tal Idaho

11/26/14 – EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Rule (rebroadcast)

The EPA has extended its comment period on a proposed rule aimed at reducing carbon pollution from power plants. The rule would require states to reduce a certain percentage of their heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions, as well as submit plans to the agency by 2016 to prove how they’ll make those cuts. Nationwide, the rules are … Continue reading

11/18/14 – Learning Outside the Classroom (rebroadcast)

In this rebroadcast from 2013, the University of Idaho – McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) Leadership Coordinator Gary Thompson talks to us about the process of fostering scientific literacy, enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue through graduate and professional education, youth science programs, seminars, conferences, and leadership development initiatives. Founded in 2001, MOSS is the only publicly operated K-12 … Continue reading

11/12/14 – The Gateway West Transmission Project – Filling in the Gaps

Last year, the BLM approved eight of the ten segments of the Gateway West High-Voltage Interstate Transmission Line Project in Wyoming and Idaho, deferring a decision on the last two segments until it could conduct stakeholder outreach and public engagement. At the time, officials with the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) opposed an alternative route … Continue reading

11/5/14 – The Barber Pool Conservation Area

The BPCA, a more than 700 acre area just 6 miles east of downtown on the Boise River, is home to more than two hundred species of wildlife, including bald eagles and mule dear, and one of the last intact black cottonwood stands in the rapidly urbanizing Boise area. On this episode, hear from Sharon Hubler, … Continue reading

10/29/14 – Through the Waters

On this episode of Elemental Idaho, I talk with Randy Stapilus, editor of Through the Waters, An Oral History of the Snake River Adjudication, a compilation of the personal perspectives of those most centrally involved with one of the largest legal cases in American history. The SRBA was a 27 year-review of more than 150,000 water rights … Continue reading

10/15/14 and 10/22/14 – Radiothon

Many thanks to my guests on these shows: Kristen Cheney and Mike Markley, and all those who support community oriented, people powered radio.

10/8/14 – A Brief History of the Boise River Greenbelt

Historian Susan Stacy joined us on this episode of Elemental Idaho for a conversation about one of the most beloved amenities in Boise today. The City of Boise celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Greenbelt last week with commemorations and events, but its origins weren’t without some struggle, and along the way, the vision for a linear … Continue reading

10/01/14 – The Gateway West Transmission Project and Raptor Habitat (Rebroadcast)

Late last year, officials with the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) opposed a route for the Gateway West transmission project through the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area in favor one some feel will adversely affect Greater sage-grouse populations in Owyhee County. Recently, BLM began the scoping process for these segments in … Continue reading

9/24/14 – The DEQ Triennial Review (rebroadcast)

On this episode of Elemental Idaho, I talked with my guest about the triennial review process the Idaho DEQ is currently undergoing. The Clean Water Act Requires states to modify and review their clean water standards once every three years. What is involved in this review and what can it mean for water quality in Idaho? … Continue reading

9/17/14 – The Idaho Roadless Commission

The 2001 Roadless Rule issued by the Clinton administration in the last days of his administration prohibits road construction on more than 58 million acres of national Forest System lands. Of all the 39 states this affects, non other in the lower 48 has more roadless space than Idaho. In October, 2008, Idaho adopted its … Continue reading

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