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7/22/13 – A River Unites Them

The Boise River Enhancement Network is a group dedicated to promoting the ecological enhancement of the Boise River and Boise River watershed. On this episode, I talked with Kathy Peter of the Idaho Section of the American Water Resources Association, James Eller with the Caldwell Field Office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the … Continue reading

7/15/13 – The restoration of Eagle Island

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed a series of restoration measures around and upstream of Eagle Island to reduce flooding. The plan, released in June, would improve 41.6 acres of habitat, including controlling weeds, creating cottonwood tree groves and improving the Boise River side channels. The public has until July 23 to comment on the … Continue reading

7/8/13 – The Feasibility of Solar Power (rebroadcast)

On this rebroadcast from last summer, we talked with Scott Gates from Idaho Power, John Gardner with BSU’s Center for Advanced Energy Studies, and energy and environment advocate Reed Burkholder  about the potential for solar power, and the feasibility of energy policies that encourage residential installation. What has worked in other countries and what does … Continue reading

7/1/13 – The Future of Nuclear Energy in Idaho (rebroadcast)

After soliciting public comment, Governor Otter’s Leadership in Nuclear Energy (LINE) Commission released its final report including recommendations on the future nuclear energy and the Idaho National Laboratory. On this episode of Elemental Idaho, I’ll rebroadcast a conversation I had in February with former Senator and LINE Commission member Larry E. Craig, and Liz Woodruff, … Continue reading

6/24/13 – Sage Grouse Update – Part II

With the threat of sage grouse becoming listed  under the Endangered Species Act, Governor Otter’s Sage Grouse Task Force released the State of Idaho’s Draft Alternative for Sage Grouse Habitat last summer, with a revised alternative, issued in September. On our program this week, we received an update from Dustin Miller, who heads up the Idaho Office … Continue reading

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