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Clean Power Plan Critic

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In today’s Feature, Hugh MacMillan, from Food and Water Watch, discusses some of the problems his organization sees with the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan.

Clean Power Plan and Indiana Coal

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In today’s Feature, Jodi Perras, the “Beyond Coal” representative for Indiana’s Sierra Club, discusses the EPA’s new Clean Power Plan, and its effect on Indiana.

EcoReport – First Community Carbon Exchange Program in Development

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One Bloomington resident is designing a carbon exchange program to implement in Bloomington. The program is intended to reward local residents for sustainable actions through incentives from local businesses. In today’s Feature, WFHB Correspondent Sierra Gardner spoke with the director of the program, Joe Davis, about the details and status of the program.

EcoReport – Will Potter: “The Green Scare”

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In today’s EcoReport feature: On July 24th, the U.S. government charged two California activists with terrorism because of their involvement in releasing minks from fur farms. But private industries and the U.S. government have been active for decades trying to brand actions taken in defense of animals and the environment as criminal or terrorist acts. In September of 2012, EcoReport interviewed journalist Will Potter about his reporting on this process, which is sometimes referred to as the Green Scare.

EcoReport – Amita Baviskar: Political Ecology

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Filiz Cicek talks to Amita Baviskar about Political Ecology, and how caring for the environment is also a quest for Social Justice.

EcoReport – Bird Banding in Greene County

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WFHB correspondent Bob Kissel recently interviewed Jess Gwinn and Maureen Forest from their rural Greene County bird banding station about their 5-year participation in the national research program mapping avian productivity and survivorship.

Derek Wall on Elinor Ostrom – Economy and Ecology

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The Bogazici University Summer School on Institutions, Justice and Democracy was held this June in Istanbul, Turkey. The event included discussions on environmental justice. Filiz Cicek spoke with one of the attendees, Derek Wall, who is the International Coordinator of the Green Party of England and Wales. Wall discusses late IU Professor Elinor Ostrom’s Nobel Prize-winning theories on economy and ecology.

EcoReport Feature – The Bean Blossom Bottoms Conservation Area

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In this EcoReport Feature, Sycamore Land Trust Communications Director Katrina Folsom discusses their effort with the State of Indiana to establish the Bean Blossom Bottoms Conservation Area.

EcoReport – Community Members Raise Concerns of PCB Contamination

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For decades, a group of chemical compounds called PCBs have caused massive problems in Bloomington. In today’s feature, Emily Beck looks in to the current status of PCB contamination in the city.

EcoReport – Myke Luurtsema: Wild Areas

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Myke Luurtsema of the Indiana Forest Alliance talks about their Wild Indiana Campaign and it’s proposal to set aside Wild Areas in the Indiana State Forest System.

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