Category Archives: Books

Paul Hawken: Blessed Unrest

Paul Hawken talks about his most recent book Blessed Unrest : How the Largest Movement in the World Came in to Being and Why No One Saw it Coming.
Part 1  (11 min)  Part 2 (7 min)

The Fate of the Dead Sea

As the Dead Sea shrinks three feet per year, can Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian territories find common ground in these common waters to build a more lasting peace? Oregon State professor and author of Hydropolitics along the Jordan River: the impact of scarce water resources on the Arab-Israeli conflict Aaron Wolf offers his thoughts on the solutions, and the political will necessary to save the Dead Sea. LISTEN (11 min)

The Gentle Subversive: Rachel Carson, SIlent Spring, and the Rise of the Environmental Movement

Brad College Environmental Studies Chair Mark H. Lytle checks in to discuss his new book The Gentle Subversive: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the Rise of the Environmental Movement: "[Carson] really believed that the right to endure gave us a right to know. She felt that unless the public had the facts necessary to make an informed decision, they were going to be unwitting victims." We take such citizen advocacy for granted today, but as multinational coporations and the chemical revolution created a brave new world of potential dangers to human beings, Carson was one of the first people to stick her neck out for all of us. LISTEN (12 min)

Julia Whitty & Mother Jones Magazine: “Gone”

The latest issue of Mother Jones Magazine features an incredible (and ominous) article by Julia Whitty on the astonishing loss of biodiversity that this Earth has endured in the last century, and the precipitous increase to come, if we don’t change: "It’s the interaction of lifeforms that make our planet habitable. If we subtract 50% of those lifeforms, we’re going to have a serious time sustainaing life on this planet." Listen to this interview, read the article in Mother Jones, and check out Whitty’s new book The Fragile Edge: Diving and Other Adventures in the South Pacific. LISTEN (11 min)


Kim McKay: True Green

Kim McKay
co-founder and deputy chair-woman of Clean Up Australia talks about her new book True Green, 100 everyday ways you can contribute to a healthier planet.  LISTEN  (12 min)


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