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8/16/17 – The Great American Eclipse

Boise State University assistant professor of physics and astronomy, Brian Jackson, and Elizabeth Duncan of the Idaho Office of Emergency Management joined us on Elemental Idaho to talk about one of the most exciting natural phenomenons Idahoans had the opportunity to experience this summer, what to expect and tips on how to have a safe … Continue reading

8/9/17 – The Case for Dark Skies 

Light pollution can have serious environmental consequences for humans, wildlife, and our climate. Idaho Conservation League’s Dani Mazzotta joined us to talk about some of these impacts and a collaboration under way in the Wood River Valley and Stanley Basin to establish a dark sky reserve.  

8/2/17 – A Legislative Solution to the Gateway West Transmission Project

The Gateway West Transmission Project consists of 1,000 miles of new high-voltage transmission lines between the Windstar substation near Glenrock, Wyoming and the Hemingway substation near Melba, Idaho. This spring, Idaho Congressmen Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador introduced legislation that would clear the way for the transmission line to be built through the Snake River Birds … Continue reading

7/26/17 – Seeds and Seed Saving (encore)

On this episode of Elemental Idaho, I visited with Casey O’Leary of Earthly Delights farm, as we explored the role of seeds in human history as well as the state of seeds in the US and beyond. We talked about the amazing abilities of seeds and the various strategies humans are employing to protect them against … Continue reading

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