Let’s Get Sustainable

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

On today’s show: We’ll find out why it’s still difficult to “go green.” And, we’ll talk to one of classical music's most exciting new talents: the 33 year old composer Avner Dorman. Then, attempts to restore the oyster population of New York Harbor. Plus, our latest Underreported segments.

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It's Not Easy Being Green

According to Auden Schendler, driving a Prius and recycling are all well and good, but they are only a fraction of the changes we need to make if we want to save the planet. He lays out a plan for sustainable strategies that tackle the magnitude of our global environmental ...

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Avner Dorman

Composer Avner Dorman has been called one of classical music's most exciting new talents. His percussion concerto, "Spices, Perfumes, Toxins!" will be having its US premiere with the NY Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall March 18, 19, 20, and 21.
Ticket info here.

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Oyster Restoration in New York Harbor

Before the turn of the 20th century, the bottom of New York Harbor was covered in oyster reefs. Because of pollution and overfishing, the oysters all but disappeared, but with the recent cleanup of the Harbor, they are returning. The River Project is now planning to ...

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Underreported: The Rock that Ate Carbon Dioxide

Environmentalists are trying to figure out all sorts of ways to capture and store carbon dioxide. Tim Folger explains why a common mantle rock called peridotite may help scientists capture the greenhouse gas. His article on peridotite appears in the spring issue of OnEarth Magazine.

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Underreported: The Other Greenhouse Gasses

When we talk about greenhouses gases, a lot of the conversation usually focuses on capturing and reducing carbon dioxide. But what about all of the other greenhouse gases and how do they contribute to global warming? Andrew C. Revkin of the New York Times and Seth Fletcher, Senior ...

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