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What’s in your tea?

Carol Mark, also known as “Tea Lady”, discusses medicinal aspects of tea, as well as the use of pesticides in the Tea Industry.

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DNR 5 year Forest Plan

Jeff Stant, Executive Director of the Indiana Forest Alliance discusses The Forestry Division of theDepartment of Natural Resources’  five year plan for the state forests. The DNR is proposing cutting several million more board feet of timber each year. Stant summarizes the plan and also comments on the plan. There will be opportunity for the public to comment. Comments on …

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Vertical Farming

In today’s EcoReport feature we talk to Robert Colangelo, Founding Farmer and CEO of Green Sense Farms. They grow leafy vegetables indoors using a technique called vertical farming, which incorporates a completely controlled climate and uses LED lighting. Growing chambers are stacked vertically. No soil is used in the growing. The largest vertical farm in the USA is located in …

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Dr. Mark Davis – Non-Native Plants – 8 minute EcoReport Feature

In today’s Ecoreport feature Dr. Mark Davis, chair of biology at Macalester College in Minnesota, discusses his views on the environmental threat posed by non-native species. Every year in America the government and private organizations spend millions of dollars attempting to eradicate non-native plant species. These projects often involve using Roundup and other herbicides in forests, wetlands and other wild …

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Dr. Mark Davis – Non-Native Plants – Full 28 minute interview

Dr. Mark Davis, chair of biology at Macalester College in Minnesota, discusses his views on the environmental threat posed by non-native species. Every year in America the government and private organizations spend millions of dollars attempting to eradicate non-native plant species. These projects often involve using Roundup and other herbicides in forests, wetlands and other wild areas. Dr. Davis believes …

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Indiana DNR 5-year forest plan

The Forestry Division of the DNR has published its five year plan for the state forests. There will be opportunity for the public to comment. The DNR is proposing cutting several million more board feet of timber each year. Jeff Stant, Executive Director of the Indiana Forest Alliance, summarizes the plan and also comments on the plan.

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Beekeeper Jess Quinn on Bees

Bees are essential for pollinating many of the foods in our diets. In today’s Feature, Beekeeper Jess Quinn talks about the life cycle of bees including the role of the Queen. Quinn also talks about honey production and colony collapse disorder.

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Clean Power Plan Critic

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.

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Clean Power Plan and Indiana Coal

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.

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EcoReport – First Community Carbon Exchange Program in Development

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.

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