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12/23/15 – Reservoir Fill and Refill (rebroadcast)

On this episode of Elemental Idaho, rebroadcast from last summer, we talked about the impacts of a recent decision by the Idaho Department of Water Resources they’ve said is needed to accommodate growth in our area and resulting impacts to our water resources. The decision could also adversely impact the water rights of irrigation delivery and … Continue reading

December 16, 2015 – Ridge to Rivers into the future

Boise’s Ridge to Rivers system is an interconnected network of roads and trails courses through the Boise foothills, linking not only neighborhoods with public lands but also connecting people with the natural environment. On this program, we’ll talk with director David Gordon about the system’s 10 year master plan.

12/9/15 The Economics of Storm Water Management

Today’s show features Liz Paul of Idaho Rivers United and Evan Hjerpe from the Conservation Economics Institute talking about storm water management in the Boise urban area and a recent economic study comparing the costs and benefits of green infrastructure with traditional grey infrastructure.

12/2/15 – The INL Biomass Feedstock National User Facility

The US Department of Energy has been studying whether there are adequate biomass resources to displace a significant amount of our fuels for transportation, heat and power, and what the impact might be on carbon emissions. This episode features facility director Kevin Kenney, talking about the facility’s work in researching opportunities to utilize biomass resources … Continue reading

11/25/15 – Stewarding the Snake River

Idaho Power and The Freshwater Trust have collaborated to develop a multi-faceted approach to improving river and streamside habitat along the Mid-Snake. The Snake River Stewardship Program addresses elevated water temperatures and other water quality issues downstream from Hells Canyon hydroelectric projects.


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