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9/23/15 – The Clean Power Plan

In June of 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed new rules to limit carbon emissions from US power plants in an effort to counter climate change. After considerable public outreach over the course of the last year, the EPA released the final draft of the Clean Power Plan early last month. Joining me to talk about Plan, its … Continue reading

9/16/15 – Idaho Power’s Response to EPA’s Clean Power Rule (rebroadcast)

In July of 2014, Kate Kelly of the EPA joined us on Elemental Idaho to outline the Obama administration’s ambitious draft proposal to combat climate change: a rule that aims to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 30% over 2005 levels by 2030. In August, the administration finalized the Clean Power Plan, and next week … Continue reading

9/9/15 – The BLM Sage Grouse Draft Alternative (rebroadcast)

Once seen in great numbers across the West, Greater Sage-Grouse have declined in number over the past century because of the loss of sagebrush habitats essential for their survival. Recent fires in Idaho and across the northwest have further degraded existing habitat.  The BLM, working jointly with the USFS, prepared a draft Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) to … Continue reading

9/9/15 – The BLM Sage Grouse Draft Alternative (rebroadcast)

Once seen in great numbers across the West, Greater Sage-Grouse have declined in number over the past century because of the loss of sagebrush habitats essential for their survival. Recent fires in Idaho and across the northwest have further degraded existing habitat.  The BLM, working jointly with the USFS, prepared a draft Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) to … Continue reading

9/2/15 – Efforts to Combat the Japanese Beetle

On this episode of Elemental Idaho, we discussed one of the top insect threats to Idaho, the Japanese beetle, which has already infested most of the eastern quarter of the US, and has now making a stand in our own state. Entomologist Dr. Paul Castrovillo was our guest on this program.

8/26/15 – All About Bees

Did you miss Idaho Honeybee Day this last weekend? Not to worry, today on Elemental Idaho we’ll catch up and learn all about honeybees from local beekeeper and expert, Steve Sweet who’ll spill his guts about beekeeping, threats and challenges, bee behavior, and trends in honeybee populations.

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