Environment http://publicradiotulsa.org en Best of ST in 2013: "The End of Night" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/best-st-2013-end-night <p>On this edition of The Best of StudioTulsa, we are listening back to an interesting interview with Paul Bogard, who teaches in the Writing Program at James Madison University. Bogard describes his book, "The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light," which The Boston Globe has called "lyrical [and] far-reaching.... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 19:17:28 +0000 Rich Fisher 51876 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Best of ST in 2013: "The End of Night" "American Exodus: Climate Change and the Coming Flight for Survival" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/american-exodus-climate-change-and-coming-flight-survival <p>On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Giles Slade, a Canadian environmentalist and journalist whose books include " Made to Break: Technology and Obsolescence in America" and "The Big Disconnect: The Story of Technology and Loneliness." Slade's newest book, just out from New Society Publishers, is "American Exodus: Climate Change and the Coming Flight for Survival." As we read of this book at <a href="http://www.newsociety.com/Books/A/American-Exodus">the New Society website</a>: "Some scientists predict the sea will rise 1.5 meters before 2100, but rapidly melting polar ice caps co Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:21:51 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 51300 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "American Exodus: Climate Change and the Coming Flight for Survival" "Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/searching-natural-darkness-age-artificial-light <p>On this installment of ST, we present an interesting discussion with Paul Bogard, who teaches creative nonfiction in the Writing Program at James Madison University. Bogard has a new book out that's getting glowing reviews from near and far. It's called "The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light" --- and The Boston Globe says it's "a lyrical, far-reaching book. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:42:54 +0000 Rich Fisher 45591 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light" A Look at the Origins of Flowering Plants and the Evolution of Plantlife (Encore Presentation) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/look-origins-flowering-plants-and-evolution-plantlife-encore-presentation <p>On this encore edition of ST, we speak with Dr. Pamela Soltis, the curator of the Laboratory of Molecular Systematics and Evolutionary Genetics at the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida. The work of Dr. Soltis has focused on the use of molecular evidence to reconstruct the patterns of plant evolution, and she has contributed significantly to our understanding of the evolution of flowering plants. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:16:35 +0000 Rich Fisher 44599 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Look at the Origins of Flowering Plants and the Evolution of Plantlife (Encore Presentation) TU's 4th Annual Paul Buck Memorial Lecture: "Plant Conservation in the 21st Century" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tus-4th-annual-paul-buck-memorial-lecture-plant-conservation-21st-century <p>On this installment of our show, we speak by phone with Dr. Pamela Soltis, the curator of the Laboratory of Molecular Systematics and Evolutionary Genetics at the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida. She'll present the fourth annual Paul Buck Memorial Lecture on the TU campus tomorrow night (Wednesday the 17th) in Helmerich Hall. Her lecture --- entitled "Plant Conservation in the 21st Century" --- is free and open to the public, and it begins at 7pm. The scholarly work of Dr. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 20:18:57 +0000 Rich Fisher 37482 at http://publicradiotulsa.org TU's 4th Annual Paul Buck Memorial Lecture: "Plant Conservation in the 21st Century" From the Popular Blogger Beth Terry: Living a "Plastic-Free" Life http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/popular-blogger-beth-terry-living-plastic-free-life <p>Okay, so you could probably handle going through life without any more plastic water bottles. And you'd be fine with using your own bags at the grocery store --- as opposed to those thin, cheaply-made plastic ones that they have at the check-out. But what about finding an alternative to plastic prescription bottles? Can you? And what else --- besides plastic --- does one keep shampoo in? On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Beth Terry, who began writing a blog entitled "Fake Plastic Fish" in 2007. Tue, 02 Apr 2013 23:51:53 +0000 Rich Fisher 36747 at http://publicradiotulsa.org From the Popular Blogger Beth Terry: Living a "Plastic-Free" Life From Journalist Edward Humes, Compelling If Unsettling "Trash Talk" about America's Biggest Export http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/journalist-edward-humes-compelling-if-unsettling-trash-talk-about-americas-biggest-export <p>On this installment of ST, we speak by phone with the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Edward Humes, whose previous books include "Force of Nature" and "No Matter How Loud I Shout," and whose latest book, just recently out in paperback, is "Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash." This book presents an unsettling yet fascinating and highly detailed profile of America's biggest export, its most prodigious product, and perhaps its greatest legacy: garbage. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 22:12:07 +0000 Rich Fisher 35262 at http://publicradiotulsa.org From Journalist Edward Humes, Compelling If Unsettling "Trash Talk" about America's Biggest Export Court Blocks EPA Rules on Oklahoma Power Plants http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/court-blocks-epa-rules-oklahoma-power-plants <p>OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) &mdash; The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked enforcement of an Environmental Protection Agency plan that would reduce pollution from Oklahoma&#39;s coal-fired power plants.</p><div><p>The court on Friday granted a request by the Attorney General Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. and others for a stay pending a review of the EPA&#39;s rule requiring the reduction of sulfur dioxide emissions at four electric generating units.</p> Sat, 23 Jun 2012 15:01:20 +0000 Associated Press 21045 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Court Blocks EPA Rules on Oklahoma Power Plants