Today on Elemental Idaho, we celebrated five years of environmental public policy news and interviews on KRBX Radio Boise. We had special guests, clips from our favorite programs and a challenge opportunity to support Radio Boise during its 2016 Fall Radiothon.
Our show today kicked off our Fall Radio Boise Radiothon, and to celebrate, our guest host, fake environmental news journalist, comedian, and all around good sport, Gabe Dunn, joined us with a new, fake, environmentally-themed news story for every contribution we received.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) and Idaho Power are conducting a five year study on mercury concentrations in fish in the Hells Canyon Complex, including Brownlee Reservoir, where there are current fish consumption advisories. Dr. David Krabbenhoft, a worldwide expert on mercury cycling and behavior in the atmosphere and aquatic environments and mercury contamination of … Continue reading
On this episode of Elemental Idaho, Boise City Engineer John Tensen and Superintendent of Parks, Tom Governale, presented details of the Esther Simplot Park, which is designed to reduce flood risk and manage storm water, as well as provide valuable recreational opportunities. Construction is expected to be completed by this summer. This was an encore presentation … Continue reading
In October and the coming months, various organizations will be looking to get the word out about the importance of preserving farmland in the Treasure Valley from development. What is the value of farmland preservation and what are the potential concerns for landowners, farmers, and developers? Our guests for this program were Ada County Soil and Water Conservation … Continue reading
The population in the Treasure Valley is expected to grow in the next 50 years from more than 600,000 people today to 1.57 million, according to results of a water-demand projections analysis presented to the Idaho Water Resource Board last spring. This means the demand for water supplies may grow by 245 percent to 357 … Continue reading
The Idaho Department of Water Resources held public meetings this summer to gather public comment on a possible East Snake Plain Aquifer groundwater management area, a topic which has generated a considerable amount of concern among groundwater users and others. On this episode of Elemental Idaho is Lynn Tominaga of the Idaho Groundwater Appropriators explains some … Continue reading