Historian Susan Stacy joined us on this episode of Elemental Idaho, first broadcast in October, 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 … Continue reading
In May, The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality began a statewide survey to estimate fish consumption rates among Idaho residents. Information from the survey will be used to tailor water quality criteria to protect human health in Idaho. On this episode of Elemental Idaho, rebroadcast from June, we talked about the potential outcomes for the survey … Continue reading
In July, Kate Kelly of the EPA joined us on Elemental Idaho to outline the Obama administration’s ambitious proposal to combat climate change: a rule that aims to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 30% over 2005 levels by 2030. On today’s program, Julia Hilton shares Idaho Power’s response to the rule.
Our guests on this program were Cynthia Bridge Clark and Neely Miller with the Idaho Department of Water Resources talking about the Water Sustainability and Aquifer Stabilization Initiative and some of the issues that are being prioritized by the Idaho Water Resource Board.
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