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5/24/17 – Solarize the Valley

On this program, we received an update on the Snake River Alliance’s program Solarize the Valley, a unique initiative that aims to accelerate the installation of solar in the Treasure Valley. SRA’s executive director Wendy Wilson was our guest.

5/17/17 – Integrating Local Foods into Summer Meals

Idaho Preferred is working with local schools to incorporate local foods into their summer school lunch programs. Summer is a great time to incorporate local foods, and a time when local food is in abundance from fresh fruit and  juicy melons to vine ripened tomatoes. Program manager, Leah Clark, with Idaho Preferred, joined us for this program.

5/10/17 – Water and Climate Change in Southern Idaho

Water is profoundly important to Southern Idaho’s economy and way of life. Climate change is altering temperatures and circulation patterns in the atmosphere, changing both how much precipitation is falling and whether it falls as snow or rain. Most of the effects can be summarized as more severe drought, more flooding, and altered timing. Dr. … Continue reading

5/3/17 – Esther Simplot Park – Innovative Storm Water Management and Flood Protection (encore)

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 is an encore episode … Continue reading

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