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"waterkeeper" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio

Beach Talk Radio

05:37 min | Last week

"waterkeeper" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio

"Discussions right here for the public to get everyone involved and aware of what is going on in estero bay. What is going on. On our waterways the go to the gulf and what individuals ordinary people can do to get involved in duration efforts. We have everyone from Dr mike parsons from station To john cassani of collusive waterkeeper. To emmy amy bennett. Williams who reports on environmental matters for the fort myers news. Press and stephanie burn..

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"waterkeeper" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

NewsRadio WIOD

06:27 min | Last week

"waterkeeper" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

"Choose wisely choose Wendy's limited time. Only price and participation may vary Your next update in 10 minutes on news radio 6 10 w i o D. All right, thanks very much like it's 9 41 here in Israel 16 w i o D. Well, we've had quite a few fish Go belly up in Biscayne Bay. Um, not yet. As many as last year. 2020 was a horrible year for the latest fish kill in the bay. What's causing it And how, uh And why is this regular yearly deterioration effect and affecting the bay and tourism, for example, in our health? Talk about it with Rachel Silverstein is the executive director of Miami. Waterkeeper. Good Morning, Rachel. Good to talk to you. Hey, Jimmy, How are you? I'm doing all right. Thanks. Tell us Well, is it the same problem We've had year in and year out? It is and it's really a pollution issue and the pollution that's getting into this game day that's causing these fish kills is coming from Over 100,000 septic tanks that we still have in Miami Dade County that we were supposed to get rid of. But we haven't yet and all the sewage leaks from our aging sewage infrastructure and all the storm water. That's bringing contamination from the street into the waterways every time it rains, and so those are sort of the big the big three of pollution sources that are causing the decline of his game day. We have the ability to change this. We do, but they're going to entail investments in infrastructure and putting a lot of money and making a commitment towards making our community ready for the next century, which involved having more Level rise and needing to upgrade a lot of the infrastructure that is failing as a result. Right? Um right now, Do you have any idea about how many fish we've lost and how polluted disobey that Last year was what record numbers, wasn't it? Last year was an unprecedented Fishkill and we got over 400 reports of photos and videos from the public, and we actually spent the last year counting every one of the fish that appeared in those photos and videos and we found that there were over. 27,000 fish affected in that fish killed last year, and that's of course a minimum because we didn't get Photos and videos of all the fish that were killed. There were probably many more than that, that we didn't see. But that gives you at least a sense of the scale this time. So far, things have not been so bad in the fish kill reports we've been getting for the last few days. We're seeing areas with several dozen to several 100 fish, but we are looking at a very hot week was very low win. And that can, um, can make the conditions and that they worse when you have these high pollution levels because oxygen, um is less likely to be held by hot water. So when the water gets hot, you have these dips in oxygen. And so we're looking at a very warm week coming up, and so we're start holding our breath and hoping things don't get worse. Right? Is that the real problem? The lack of oxygen within the water. Yeah. So the, um When you get these high pollution levels, you get too much bacteria and too much algae in the water, and that uses up a lot of the oxygen in the water, and it also kills off the sea grass and the seagrass makes oxygen. So you end up with a situation where the day is limited in the amount of oxygen it has. And then, just like us, sufficient of their wildlife need oxygen to survive. So when the water gets too hot, and you have this pollution load, and no see graph left Then you get animals literally suffocating because they can't breathe. Right? How is this affecting something like tourism, and we rely on tourism so much in South Florida. Have you noticed a downturn in the amount of fishermen and anglers who come to South Florida to take part? You know, I've heard anecdotally that people are, you know? Coming here less because we don't have the seagrass as, um, beautiful miles of meadows like we used to anymore, And so we have less fish. When you lose the seagrass, you lose the fish, and you also lose the manatees. Um, but we we do have some really amazing fishing resources in this game day, bone fish and tarp in and Kermit and we really want to protect those because we want people to continue to come here. To enjoy the bay. It's really the jewel of our communities. Our backyard. Um it supports our tourism and real estate industries and, of course, recreational and commercial fishing, So we want to make sure that it's healthy to to protect the culture, the the economics and the environment of South Florida. Rachel. Thanks for all the hard work you do for us to keep it safe for us as weak as safe as we can. Hopefully get we get better as we go forward. Thanks so much. Take care now. Thanks so much for having me and people can report Fishkill at Miami waterkeeper dot org. If you see anything abnormal, you see dead fish in the water. Got it. Miami waterkeeper dot org. Thanks. Take care at Miami waterkeeper dot org. It's the email Thank you. Let's talk about what's trending at W. Iot. Com is the latest viral revelation that has people scratching their heads. You know, McDonald's character grimace, right? The big Purple blob thing. What we now know exactly what grimace is what he represents an Way people reacted was with shock over the weekend when they found out we've got it all posted on the front page at w i o d dot com We'll come back wrap up the show with some of the day's top headlines right after the next Live check on traffic on news radio, 6 10 w I o D cases Rise and a border secure reopening schools place inappropriate sexual advances. We separate fact from fiction. The world has a way of changing reality. What's happening? This is real life news radio 6 10. W I o D Facts don't lie. That's a fact. And we know that the easiest way to truly get back to normal. Beat the virus Get over this pandemic is if we all get vaccinated. Some of you still aren't there yet. I get it for some reason.

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"waterkeeper" Discussed on That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs

That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs

04:08 min | 2 months ago

"waterkeeper" Discussed on That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs

"Code. That sounds fund and now back to my conversation charles mark. Let's talk about this new series. you're writing. We are the a year ago we got waterkeeper and two and a half weeks ago. We got. Let her keep her correct. Have you already read. Waterkeeper let her keep her summer view. Yes some of you. I need you to a good story. You should read. Well i mean the thing that you bamboozled me on. When i started reading waterkeeper as i thought it was going to be this. The main character is named murphy shepherd. I thought it was going to be this like this guy who gets his life back. And it's actually an entire fictional story about trafficking and murphy shepherd is the rescuer. Two things going to give the background on that because they may not know it one is. I'm on book tour in buford georgia. I arrive at my motel. My publisher told me it was a hotel where i come from if the door of the room faces the park and i better motel. My first clue should have been the glass between me and the gentleman handing mckee is about that thick anyway. I'm pretty low maintenance. So i get my key. Go to my room from us stuff in my room. Go down to the thing and get a water bottle on coming back in. My truck is the only car in the parking lot. We're not in the nice section of town and out of the corner. My eyes see this really nice jaguar. Pull in and it just doesn't fit. He pulls right up underneath me. And i noticed that when he did for some reason the sun shone on his hand on the steering wheel and i saw his wedding ring. He sees me. I figured this out later. But he ran down to the stairwell down there even though his room was behind me and he did that in an effort to intersect me which he did on this walkway at the motel a- and normally like if you're walking in you know you're kinda it's a narrow walkway he was a big man bigger than me and very nicely dressed like i don't know expensive suits but it looked expensive and like normally if you're coming down i'll you'll kind of scoot over and they'll kind of scoot over you dr. Yeah he hopped in front of me. Didn't himself my embroiders immediately. Ding and without introduction without. Hello nothing the first word out of the man's mouth was. Yeah so. I've paid for some time with these girls down a couple of rooms down and sometimes they like to have somebody join us. You interested and like charles is in the process of sanctification. But i ain't there yet and there's enough of the old charles where my i thought literally was if i put my fist through this guy's face. He's going over the railing. He's on his jaguar. And i'm not gonna to explain that so that's probably not a good option. I mad said no. He walked down his room. I walk in call christie. I'm trying to unpack it with her. It just bothers me. And i think the two things i think the lord did in that moment in me as writer. He gave me anger and he gave me compassion for whoever was in the room. Forty five minutes later. These girls leave an. I don't know if they were eighteen or sixteen. Or i don't know okay but to me. There was somebody's daughter. That's all i can tell you. Fifteen minutes later he leaves having showered and get to the book event. That might and. I'm trying to process. Like i can't do this. I've just been propositioned to have whatever you wanna call it with those. So i just start talking about it kind of like i am with you and it turns out that the guy that owns the bookstore runs a ministry where he hires x delta guys to bus down doors and rescue the traffic at which one of the places they had most recently done. It was my hotel. Wow so we get to talk. In and that was my exposure to trafficking is happening next door in my hotel secondly to that.

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Owner of a fly-fishing lodge worries about fracking

Climate Connections

01:10 min | 6 months ago

Owner of a fly-fishing lodge worries about fracking

"Way fell in runs. A fly fishing lodge near montana's big hole river an area renowned for the sport southwest. Montana is an incredible place to go fishing and keeping it that way depends on clean abundant water so in addition to running the lodge felon is the program director for upper missouri waterkeeper. The nonprofit works to prevent pollution and water shortages in montana's missouri river basin which includes the big hole river. One of their campaigns seeks to prevent fracking a method of gas drilling. That uses a great deal of water and sometimes contaminates waterways. This is the wrong place for fracking. We're talking about a very fragile ecosystem as it is. We're talking about spawning beds for brown trout and rainbow and cutthroat and greyling being affected and then a community that's really supported by the health of a river system ranching community and a fly fishing unity. The organization helped delay to proposals to lease more than ten thousand acres of public land for oil and gas development near the big hole. River felon says the goal is not only to protect the fish but to protect the livelihoods that depend on fresh clean water in southern montana.

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"waterkeeper" Discussed on Green Connections Radio -  Insights on Innovation, Sustainability, Clean Energy, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Careers w Top Leaders, Women

Green Connections Radio - Insights on Innovation, Sustainability, Clean Energy, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Careers w Top Leaders, Women

09:00 min | 7 months ago

"waterkeeper" Discussed on Green Connections Radio - Insights on Innovation, Sustainability, Clean Energy, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Careers w Top Leaders, Women

"I'd like you to meet gloria reuben. Who was a trustee of the waterkeeper alliance from two thousand seven to two thousand ten and served as an advisor to former vice president. Al gore's environmental organization called the climate reality project and on other natural resources groups as well you will also likely recognize her from her appearances in television series like er and marvel's tv cloak and dagger among others as well as in movies like lincoln and a reasonable doubt. Welcome to green captions radio glorious. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you for letting me join you. Joe. oh no problem. It's my pleasure my pleasure so let's start with. What condition is our water supply and today as president biden starts his first term as president. What is the water supply. He is inheriting well. I think we would all agree over these last four years the previous president did pretty much anything that he could to eviscerate our clean out air clean water regulations so it is very exciting last night to to witness our new president president. But i didn't as he signed the papers to rejoin the paris climate agreement and to roll back some of the deregulations that the former president clearly. There's a lot of work to be done but that once. We have obviously a leader in place president in place who believes in science and who listens to scientists and who believes in climate change and listens to the scientists gusta climate change and who obviously is a great advocate for the wellbeing of all americans of all peoples that is definitely a hopeful sign the destruction that happened in the last four years previous to President by being sworn in cannot be changed overnight but Reliance as very proud very excited to be on the front lines of this. Very important fight to have drinkable swimming. Fissionable waters for americans and for people around the globe. As you said. I mean it's extraordinary when you can get two point. Five million miles of waterways being protected from from our local over three hundred and fifty plus waterkeeper groups around globe. That's a huge thing. It's a lot of miles. So i'm really excited to join forces again rejoined forces again with this extra organization and in a leadership role so is the did the rollbacks that the trump administration did did they actually result in more water pollution. I mean we obviously have the flint michigan situation but that was not trump. That was the governor in michigan. Right when you talk about pollution in the waterways that goes very much to industries like fossil fuel industries of course like factory farming like businesses corporations. That are allowed to just kind of dump their way store there By rhonette of of making things of manufacturing into the waterways when there's no regulation The clearly people can just do what they want at their own. Well not have to pay any consequences you know it all comes down to first thing which is reenacting these laws again. Going back in place and then enforce laws are terrific things to have. But if they're not enforced than what's also it's important to remember that one of the things that president biden as well last night was to cancel the keystone pipeline. Which has as many of us know has been an ongoing issue for years now. And if i think about it the former president were elected. That very well may have happened. Now i've been to alberto into the athabasca river. I've seen the destruction that's happened with trying to suck out oil from sand. It's not an easy process. Takes more gallons of water from the athabasca river to make one barrel of oil and that is destruction destroy not just obviously the environment but the first nations people that have lived on that land for generations. So it's a it's a trickle down effect if you will of Polluters of Whether they be industries or or again corporations or even individuals whether or not brought to justice when when when there's no law to protect people that lived in that area then it's a free fall and You know. I was a newly appointed just over two months ago so the lot to catch up on. It's a lot of information that i'm soaking up. And we can't wait to be able to fly again safely obviously in good all corners of the world to to meet in person a lavar extraordinary water keepers are clean water warriors. I want i'm sure i'm sure. So does the waterkeeper alliance have a checklist of things that they want. The biden administration. To do i mean are there. Water infrastructure investments Besides putting back in place the clean water act. i mean. We hope that's happening soon. But maybe you're disappointed. It didn't happen right away. What kinds of investments and specifics are you looking for from president biden. Yes well. I think you know as you mentioned. Clean water act course. Everything can happen in one night. So we're confident that that will be reassigned. Only shocks right. I know but go back to the industry. Portion coal ash coal pollution cola. Hashes is definitely something that needs to be addressed in taken care of again. The factory farming issue is a huge thing. Learn in this country. North carolina again. I've been to north carolina. I've seen those ways. They call the ponds or lagoons. They tried to make these names. Sound like it's a recreational place yet now. These are ponds at are made of animal. Waste that seat into the waterway. So that's definitely something that needs to be handled in terrific water keepers in that region. An area that are that are winning lawsuits against not of these factory farms. I think that You know the overall climate issues that Is a abroad umbrella. You'll and plastics. We we all know again. You know plastics Issue jim global issue for sure so clean water act coal cocoa factory farming. These i think are are three very big tangible things that that can be addressed. Well we can he can pass. He can propose legislation that punishes. And as you say enforcement is critical these industrial polluters. It's you know taking a page out of the erin brockovich book relay right but these things also and i totally support on plastic pollution. To get me started on that one will be here for hours but a lot of these things require congressional approval and even though the democrats biden's party control both the house and the senate it's by d. Tiny itsy-bitsy margin right. So how do you. And i know that president by misspeaking bipartisanship since the very first days of his campaign and did so in his inaugural address etcetera but washington is still gridlock. So what's your outlook for whether for example getting factory farming in any kind of legislation. You know control of it. Is that realistic. Yes i think so for. Sure i mean again. These things take time an in carolina. I just wanted to north carolina. Just specifically in that region aren't bringing they aren't litigating certain cases in terms of factory farming. When it comes to the government The legislation in two to be passed in congress isn't going to be tricky but i am the only way to stay in this to even to say yes to this to stay because this is a long term long time mission is to is to keep positive and to just keep on doing. The things that we know will work again. The positive aspects are yes. We do have a house in the senate. So that's a hopeful thing at you know. We don't know what the future will hold of course but for right now we have the majority so that means that and again you know. We have leaders in place who do not deny the truce and they don't make falsities in order to remain in power. There are those who do that. But you know our president and vice president

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Water Justice - Actress Gloria Reuben, Waterkeepers Alliance

Green Connections Radio - Insights on Innovation, Sustainability, Clean Energy, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Careers w Top Leaders, Women

09:00 min | 7 months ago

Water Justice - Actress Gloria Reuben, Waterkeepers Alliance

"I'd like you to meet gloria reuben. Who was a trustee of the waterkeeper alliance from two thousand seven to two thousand ten and served as an advisor to former vice president. Al gore's environmental organization called the climate reality project and on other natural resources groups as well you will also likely recognize her from her appearances in television series like er and marvel's tv cloak and dagger among others as well as in movies like lincoln and a reasonable doubt. Welcome to green captions radio glorious. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you for letting me join you. Joe. oh no problem. It's my pleasure my pleasure so let's start with. What condition is our water supply and today as president biden starts his first term as president. What is the water supply. He is inheriting well. I think we would all agree over these last four years the previous president did pretty much anything that he could to eviscerate our clean out air clean water regulations so it is very exciting last night to to witness our new president president. But i didn't as he signed the papers to rejoin the paris climate agreement and to roll back some of the deregulations that the former president clearly. There's a lot of work to be done but that once. We have obviously a leader in place president in place who believes in science and who listens to scientists and who believes in climate change and listens to the scientists gusta climate change and who obviously is a great advocate for the wellbeing of all americans of all peoples that is definitely a hopeful sign the destruction that happened in the last four years previous to President by being sworn in cannot be changed overnight but Reliance as very proud very excited to be on the front lines of this. Very important fight to have drinkable swimming. Fissionable waters for americans and for people around the globe. As you said. I mean it's extraordinary when you can get two point. Five million miles of waterways being protected from from our local over three hundred and fifty plus waterkeeper groups around globe. That's a huge thing. It's a lot of miles. So i'm really excited to join forces again rejoined forces again with this extra organization and in a leadership role so is the did the rollbacks that the trump administration did did they actually result in more water pollution. I mean we obviously have the flint michigan situation but that was not trump. That was the governor in michigan. Right when you talk about pollution in the waterways that goes very much to industries like fossil fuel industries of course like factory farming like businesses corporations. That are allowed to just kind of dump their way store there By rhonette of of making things of manufacturing into the waterways when there's no regulation The clearly people can just do what they want at their own. Well not have to pay any consequences you know it all comes down to first thing which is reenacting these laws again. Going back in place and then enforce laws are terrific things to have. But if they're not enforced than what's also it's important to remember that one of the things that president biden as well last night was to cancel the keystone pipeline. Which has as many of us know has been an ongoing issue for years now. And if i think about it the former president were elected. That very well may have happened. Now i've been to alberto into the athabasca river. I've seen the destruction that's happened with trying to suck out oil from sand. It's not an easy process. Takes more gallons of water from the athabasca river to make one barrel of oil and that is destruction destroy not just obviously the environment but the first nations people that have lived on that land for generations. So it's a it's a trickle down effect if you will of Polluters of Whether they be industries or or again corporations or even individuals whether or not brought to justice when when when there's no law to protect people that lived in that area then it's a free fall and You know. I was a newly appointed just over two months ago so the lot to catch up on. It's a lot of information that i'm soaking up. And we can't wait to be able to fly again safely obviously in good all corners of the world to to meet in person a lavar extraordinary water keepers are clean water warriors. I want i'm sure i'm sure. So does the waterkeeper alliance have a checklist of things that they want. The biden administration. To do i mean are there. Water infrastructure investments Besides putting back in place the clean water act. i mean. We hope that's happening soon. But maybe you're disappointed. It didn't happen right away. What kinds of investments and specifics are you looking for from president biden. Yes well. I think you know as you mentioned. Clean water act course. Everything can happen in one night. So we're confident that that will be reassigned. Only shocks right. I know but go back to the industry. Portion coal ash coal pollution cola. Hashes is definitely something that needs to be addressed in taken care of again. The factory farming issue is a huge thing. Learn in this country. North carolina again. I've been to north carolina. I've seen those ways. They call the ponds or lagoons. They tried to make these names. Sound like it's a recreational place yet now. These are ponds at are made of animal. Waste that seat into the waterway. So that's definitely something that needs to be handled in terrific water keepers in that region. An area that are that are winning lawsuits against not of these factory farms. I think that You know the overall climate issues that Is a abroad umbrella. You'll and plastics. We we all know again. You know plastics Issue jim global issue for sure so clean water act coal cocoa factory farming. These i think are are three very big tangible things that that can be addressed. Well we can he can pass. He can propose legislation that punishes. And as you say enforcement is critical these industrial polluters. It's you know taking a page out of the erin brockovich book relay right but these things also and i totally support on plastic pollution. To get me started on that one will be here for hours but a lot of these things require congressional approval and even though the democrats biden's party control both the house and the senate it's by d. Tiny itsy-bitsy margin right. So how do you. And i know that president by misspeaking bipartisanship since the very first days of his campaign and did so in his inaugural address etcetera but washington is still gridlock. So what's your outlook for whether for example getting factory farming in any kind of legislation. You know control of it. Is that realistic. Yes i think so for. Sure i mean again. These things take time an in carolina. I just wanted to north carolina. Just specifically in that region aren't bringing they aren't litigating certain cases in terms of factory farming. When it comes to the government The legislation in two to be passed in congress isn't going to be tricky but i am the only way to stay in this to even to say yes to this to stay because this is a long term long time mission is to is to keep positive and to just keep on doing. The things that we know will work again. The positive aspects are yes. We do have a house in the senate. So that's a hopeful thing at you know. We don't know what the future will hold of course but for right now we have the majority so that means that and again you know. We have leaders in place who do not deny the truce and they don't make falsities in order to remain in power. There are those who do that. But you know our president and vice president

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"waterkeeper" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

01:54 min | 1 year ago

"waterkeeper" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"And they noticed it, so they acted really quickly and contain everything they could. Officials tell me the cause of this film where these two fuel drums right here, the 1st 1 to much fuel into the 2nd 1 leading it to spill over onto this driveway area and into the creek marsh behind us, even one drop of diesel fuel. Or sewage or anything that may leave. This plant is a top priority for us to clean up immediately and rectify those with the environmental activist group Charleston, Waterkeeper say the area is already stressed with heightened sea level that still involves more than 3000 gallons of fuel. Comparing the voice of presumptive Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris to a popular cartoon character draws a strong response March. Simpson, The blue haired housewife in the long running Fox Series of Simpsons, is speaking out over a comment from Trump Advisor Jenna Ellis, The president's senior advisor. Jenna Alice just said Comma Harris sounds like May Lisa says she doesn't mean it as a compliment. March says she feels disrespected as a suburban housewife, adding, I teach my Children happenin, called The Simpsons is known for mocking politicians, including the president. Alison Keys, CBS News. Let's Go. The apse Khun Tell you which Way to go. Turn left, then turn right around town with a big pothole. W B Z news radio can help you avoid car eating pot. It looks like that. Cole has taken out another couple vehicle traffic on the threes that we're still looking for the bottle. I think BZ Boston's NewsRadio, Way made use a insurance for members like Beth A Navy veteran. She and her husband, Larry, might be old school, but they're made of curiosity. Toe. Always try new things like that cooking class or skiing on finally learning guitar. Now that the kids are out of the house someone bets realized they were over paying the insurance company they've been with for years..

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"waterkeeper" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio

Beach Talk Radio

11:23 min | 2 years ago

"waterkeeper" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio

"We want to say hello to everybody out there episode number seventy we have lots to talk about two great guests today and our first. This guest is joining us from the Kaluga waterkeeper water keepers K._C.. Schilberg Casey say your name correctly. That's pretty good awesome. Thank you so much for coming in and the reason Casey is here is because there is a documentary film documentary documentary documentary coming out on Monday about the basically the impact of red algae and and all the different kinds of blue green algae and red tide guide sorry hey well the documentary work showing on Monday and it is the world premiere. We did it ourselves. It's a forty minute. DOC is about <music> out the intersection of public health and harmful algae blooms so we're dealing with the public health consequences of both red tide and blue-green algae the DOC okay I guess you're pointing to me now and I think what's interesting about that. As we chatted a little bit before the show and <hes> we had had Dr Persons on talking about you know when the bloom was really going on and some of the causes of it and that kind of stuff but really the health of consequences. We're not we're not we were not aware of them at that time so tell us a little bit how that has developed over time well last August in the height of the bloom we did to town halls on public health where we tried to bring some attention to the dangers of these harmful algae blooms to human health but we know so much more now that we did a year ago <hes> then we went and did a town hall on the economic damage because we're trying to get the word out about how this needs to be fixed and we need to mediate this. Try to get on a better track so we brought a whole bunch of people from industries. That weren't typically <hes> you know environmentally inclined like real estate. <hes> you know visit Convention Bureau. We got them all on stage with us. <hes> including charter fishing industries those industries that got hammered last year people on the on the beach here we came down and filmed the the Harry Chapin Food Bank that reportable food pantry on the beach so people got thrown out of work. It was very damaging to the economy so we did a town hall in October on economic damage than then we did one after the election legislation regulation policy to try to create a template for people who are newly elected to to kind of find some legislation flation it could start to fix these problems now a year later. We're coming back to public health in a major way partly because we have learned so much in this past year particularly about aerosolize transmission. We didn't know a whole lot I mean there were frontline. Researchers like Larry Brands A. and Dr Larry Brandeis University of Miami Alleged Stumble at the Geisel School of Medicine in Dartmouth <hes> and Mike Parsons Dr Parsons doing studies studies on aerosolize transmission so we're gathering all that information and trying to put it in a documentary to get it out on Monday night so <hes> what is your organization about. How how long has it been together? Talk a little bit about that. I really hadn't sorry but I I really hadn't heard much about it. Until I saw the email from the actual the chamber sent an email inviting people took Jackie from a great supporter inviting people to the documentary yep so Qaluza waterkeeper was formed the precursor organization Klu Klu Hetchy Citizens River Watch was formed in one thousand nine hundred five. It was just a bunch of people that got together to try to solve problems we already we saw coming down the river on the COLUCCI and the estuary so that that's been kind of grassroots small group since one thousand nine hundred five in two two thousand fifteen we became an affiliate member of the international waterkeeper.

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"waterkeeper" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"waterkeeper" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

"Protections the plans in its early stages, and you can bet there will be plenty of debate. We hope something that's good for everyone and not just the refineries in the plants. Jeff Antonelli owns the shrimp and stuff restaurant in Galveston an hour south of Houston where the barriers would be built. He worries how that would impact tourism and life in general still after I he thought hard about his future and decided the coast needs some kind of defense since a place where my kids and their grandkids are gonna is still going to be here. If we get hit. By these, you know, because whether you believe in climate change or not I mean, this is a fact that that I've live concrete infrastructure is not this surefire way that we're going to have protection Jordan Magas with by you city, Waterkeeper one of a few local environmental groups that agree the region needs protecting. But worry the army corps is trying to build its way out of the problem. We have not really seen anything that is a true comparison to what they're proposing the Netherlands has built huge storm surge gates before. But the Texas projects would likely be bigger. August group wants more details on how the gates and the water would affect things like shrimp and fish, particularly in an area that relies so heavily on these ecosystem resources for its livelihood. We shouldn't be flippant to say, yes, we know that we need protection. And we'll take whatever we can get the plan does include ecosystem restoration projects like improving beaches and sand dunes to make the coast more natch. Really storms distant. And the army corps says there's room for modifying the plan everything from the scale and the design of the barriers to the way environmental impacts are managed could still change. The project is estimated to cost around thirty two billion dollars one big challenge convincing congress to approve that in Houston. I'm Travis bubonic for marketplace..

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"waterkeeper" Discussed on Working Cows Podcast

Working Cows Podcast

03:51 min | 3 years ago

"waterkeeper" Discussed on Working Cows Podcast

"So so I went from New York where I was working as an environmental attorney, and I was all vegetarian, and I moved out to California after we got married and became Nicolette Han nine men at that point. And and that was fifteen years ago. And once I I moved out here, I fill vegetarian and was environmental lawyer. And I really thought well, I'm gonna continue my work as an environmental air. And I, you know, I won't be involved in the ranch, obviously, you know, a vegetarian environmental lawyer. I can't be Ranchi. But it was interesting because once I actually was living here. I was on Merced and surrounded by what we were doing every day. I realized like not only was I okay with it. I was really interested in was really proud of what we were doing because I can see the importance and it was having or the natural resources here. And we were taking really good care of our animals taking care of our land. And I have been on a lot of other ranches at this. We to and had seen a lot of ranchers that were be the same thing. And so it was something I realized I was actually coming apart of and we've been about a year, I was spending a lot of time working on the ranch in rebound. The next eight years I spent most of my day every day working out on the rant. And then we had our first son. And I started thinking a little bit less time. And we got we actually got an additional person to help out of the ranch at that point. And I still work out on the ranch every day, but not nearly as much as I did before two sons. Born. So so that's kind of my journey, and I'm still a vegetarian at this time. But I'm not in any way opposed the consumption of meat fact, I'm a big advocate of it. Because I think it's a really nutrient dense healthy food. So there's been a shift there from the vegetarianism being based on a desire to improve or or mitigate the damage done to the climate. Right. So that's I have to say at the time that I made the decision climate change wasn't being talked about very much. It was really much more about like deforestation and raising animals that you know, purportedly used too many calories compared to how many calories were being produced and used too much land. I'm putting all this in quotes. Right. 'cause either things I really no longer believe at all. I think these are kind of sound bites that you still hear from a lot of environmental groups unto others begin advocates and so forth. In really feel like there's a kind of a little tiny kernel of truth in all these ideas, but they're basically false. And so the, you know, the work when I when I left the Waterkeeper alliance job that was the environmental job that I had as a lawyer. I did write a book which was called righteous pork job, which was description of you know, sort of the modern way of raising animals and an argument for a better way of doing it. And but then I wrote after writing that, and I've written a lot of other essays and articles. I was increasingly persuaded that somebody who really understood the environmental argument, and the animal welfare argument also had to write something defending the raising animals, and especially beef because beef were really being singled out cattle are really being singled out, especially with respect to the climate. So my initial motivations were not really related to climate change. But there were related to this whole notion that especially cattle had this be the verse thing I gave up. Up, you know, 'cause I had heard over and over again, they were deforesting the rainforests of Latin America, they were, you know, taking up too much land all this stuff, which I really don't see it like that at all anymore..

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"waterkeeper" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

05:42 min | 3 years ago

"waterkeeper" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

"We need to start forced relocation of some folks. So you guys look around the studio. Go, Matt, I'll go back when when it pays enough that's going to it's going to be costly. I think. I have to imagine services a great idea, Sam. I will volunteer for Omaha, I mean out of trees. They're almo- really lot of good wannabe. Be that flat. I miss the Missouri river valley so I could go back out there. All right. So fair program farmers market? I buddy. You might need to go back to jersey and make sure that that criminal gets reelected. Plead the fifth on that one I used to work for his daughter. All right. Because this is like a hotbed of corruption in that studio. All right. We Ecorse on not going to hear from Susan Collins for, I guess, another two hours. Thank you. Oh. But. Let's take a another quick break. And when we come back Bobby Kennedy on the recent court case involving Monsanto which is now owned by bear as he'll tell us, and an interesting case involving roundup. Go to that now. So joining me now at the mass torts twenty eighteen conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bobby Kennedy who is obviously longtime a lawyer with Waterkeeper. And now are you working with a specific firm on this one. On on the Monsanto round of. Matlin. Hedlund bomb Hedlund. Okay. And. Okay. And so all right. Tell us about this. This Monsanto roundup litigation because I think there's a lot of questions that folks are aware of new report. I think out by the European saying that there's reasonable leave. It is damaging to Bs and be colonies. There's been all sorts of questions about its overuse for like environmental issues and creating a monoculture. And then there's also I think. Intellectual property issues involving people having the ability to own though and seeds, what? What aspect of this have you guys been working on? What we. Were opened that litigators essentially on one aspect which isn't on Hodgkin's lymphoma. And as you point out this. Chemical has a lot of problems with an really the problems have served and the concern surface. Overreaching aunt and how on Santa is recommending round round up is the is common name the brand names or Monsanto's product life. And many errors, and it's a, it's an urban side. He is unto MTO is farmers to kill weeds and avoid paying people to as a. Monsanto. It really made its money. It's now fifty percent or seventy five percent of the urban decide that sprite in America is round up and around the world. It's probably got eighty percent of the world market and REEs. That market is developing GM plants that roundup resistant so farmers other than the individually, spraying weeds can ask saturate the entire landscape roundup, it kills everything except for that target organism the GM oh, roundup ready corn that round at. I don't know which can grow through a toxic spray and two thousand six months developed a new application or essentially kind of an off label application for round up which was art at recommending to farmers. And if you spray roundup on crops before harvest, it is makes them is your harvest of the first time in history eat round up as being sprayed on on seedlings, but directly on foods now it's showing up everywhere. It's in milk accent mother's milk. It's in our children. It's in beer and wine. It's in almost all of virtually all the corn that you can eat. It's in. Almost all the wheat. No, such thing as roundup ready lead, it's used on weed as desiccation and because it's an Allen all of our foods and you're seeing this huge explosion of gluten allergies which everybody is wondering where to gluten allergies Kaushik from when kids such thing as gluten allergies as we know. Right. Eric, extremely rare and today is is painfully common. All right, when we so let me ask you this..

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"waterkeeper" Discussed on Science Friday

Science Friday

04:17 min | 3 years ago

"waterkeeper" Discussed on Science Friday

"News, local science stories of national significance hurricane Florence, and it's end it's ather, man. Aftermath brought to widespread flooding to the Carolinas in beyond, you know, all about that and adding to the heartbreak of all at water was the potential release of wastes a flood of coal. Ash into the Cape fear river was the fear and the coal ash isn't quite like the harmless white ash from your charcoal grill, it contains elevated levels of arsenic and other heavy metals. Any needs to be contained joining me now to talk about this is Jason Bruin. He's a data reporter at UNC. He stationed in Durham, North Carolina, welcome to the program. IRA nice be with you. Hey, nice to have you so tells what is coal. Ash? Where is it? What is the story about. Well, you set it at the top. It's not like the charcoal assets you might find in your grill, but in fact, contains quite toxic, heavy metals, including arsenic, and you know, of course we need to burn coal to create electricity. That's one of the great advances over the past, maybe half century or so, but we didn't realize that it came with this quite dangerous products. And so now we're dealing with that now. So what happened in this case. So we don't know exactly what happened in Cape fear yet in on a molecular level, but we do know is that flood waters from hurricane Florence? Basically barraged these two holding ponds that hold back at and then also sort of retaining pawn that's next to it to protect the ash base in from the Cape fear river with all these heavy floodwaters that we got. There was a breach I into that first berm that holds back sort of the cooling water, and then later into the second berm that holds back the waters for the coal ash pond. And so with all that water running in from the Cape fear river, you had all the waters mixing together. And then of course exiting out the bottom end. And obviously obviously the fear there is that coal ash then mixed with the lake water and then mixed alternately with the river water downstream. So so do we have any evidence that the ash did get released into the river. So what we know is that Duke Energy has done its tests and has said that it tests are conclusive that there were not elevated levels of arsenic in the water. Now, of course, environmentalists like with the Waterkeeper alliance have been out on the water and they say that they have seen ash in the water now actually went out with them on on Saturday, and I was in a in a little boat with them on the river and also saw what to my eye looks to be like coal, ash. They've taken water samples. They meaning the the Waterkeeper they've taken water samples, but they're still waiting on those results. Don't have those back yet. And of course also were still waiting for state regulators who also took samples again, don't have those results back yet though, could have affected any other river, this coal ash. Well, it's interesting that you should ask that because just a few literally about hour and a half ago, we got word from the Waterkeeper alliance that in fact, there are elevated levels of arsenic in a different river in the news river. That's also here North Carolina and near a little town of gold's, bro. So that is near a different Duke Energy plant and the similar situation. Duke Energy said that it's tests were conclusive that there were not elevated levels of arsenic, but now we do have water test back from the Waterkeeper alliance where they say that. In fact, there are elevated levels of arsenic, in fact, eighteen times what is allowable. Now, there's some discussion about where tests where taken, where tests were, you know what labs they were studied at. Of course, Duke is throwing water while pardon the pun is is saying that the that the tests from the Waterkeeper a biased. Of course, the Waterkeeper it says, the test from Duke are biased here. Again, even though we do have tests from the from. Environmentalists we don't have test yet back from a state regulators through the department of environmental quality still waiting on those. Of course, if they were the Duke would might be liable for that action there and we'll keep watching to potentially could be. Yeah, Jason. Thanks very much avenue. You're welcome. Data report public radio station w. UNC we're gonna take a break..

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"waterkeeper" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

03:52 min | 3 years ago

"waterkeeper" Discussed on Here & Now

"So now what we've got is the Cape fear river Sutton lake coal. Ash ponds are all essentially the same body of water. Some areas that are normally dry land are now under ten feet of water. I've been around a lot of lakes and a lot of rivers, and I've never seen a dam failures. Catastrophic is what we've seen here. Duke Energy says it has tested the waters in the Cape fear on Sunday spokeswoman paid. She said the tests have been clean. The good news is, is that all the results of upstream and downstream are fairly consistent and they're all within water quality standards that are in place to protect the environment. She and says, what is visible in the water are seen as fears another coal, ash byproduct that Duke. Says is not harmful, but burden. The Waterkeeper says, that's just another word for the same thing. So if they know that you know that coal ash is a bad thing, they'll call it something else, and it doesn't matter what you call it. It's it's got heavy metals bonded to it. It's got toxins bonded to it. It's a constituent, a coal, ash state regulators didn't get on the Cape fear until Saturday. Michael Regan is the secretary of the North Carolina department of environmental quality at a news conference on Friday. He addressed why the state hadn't conducted water tests. Yet our goal is to not put any of our state employees in harm's way and or inhibit any of the operations that are sister agencies are conducting, but Butler worries. The state's samples will be diluted because they weren't collected until Saturday governor ROY Cooper was in the area over the weekend. He said his administration would hold accountable, whoever is responsible looking ahead. He also advocated for cleaner sources of energy. I think one way to deal with this is to rely more on renewable energy, I think hiring investment and so solar in wind should be strengthened tickly as we see what has happened. But the immediate concern is the water quality in the Cape fear river state regulators expect their tests back mid week for here. And now I'm Jason debris. Iranians held funerals today for the victims of Saturday's attack on a military parade, the deadliest attack in that country and nearly a decade twenty five people were killed. Dozens injured as hundreds watched Iranian authorities. Say a number of suspects have been arrested. The deputy head of Iran's revolutionary guard which lost members in the attack, accused the US and Israel of being behind it and promised a devastating response. This all comes as President Trump brings his criticism of Iran to the UN general assembly in New York. This week Trump pulled the US out of the Iran nuclear deal accuses the country of sowing instability in the Middle East Barbara Slaven is director of the future of Iran initiative at the Atlantic Council. She joins us now and Barbara to the accusations from Iran, there are reports that these were Arab separatists said undertook this attack. Is there any evidence that the US in Israel were masterminding it will high rub in. It's good to be with you again. No, there's no concrete. Crete evidence at this point who was responsible, the area is ethnic Arab, but these are Shia nut SUNY. There have been reports in the past that Saudi Arabia actually has been providing assistance to some dissident groups, but you know, apart from the accusations that we've heard on the Iranian media there is there is no real concrete evidence. There's one group I think, based in the Netherlands that has denied responsibility. There also been some suggestions that ISIS might have been behind it about a year ago. ISIS took responsibility for an attack on the Iranian parliament so it it could be that group as well.

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"waterkeeper" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

03:34 min | 3 years ago

"waterkeeper" Discussed on Here & Now

"Believe that a ratings agency Fitch downgraded the forecast for a US in China, GDP growth by about zero point, one percentage point zero point. Two, that's not enormous. But again, that's a forecast. They don't know what's going to happen yet. They don't know what happens if the US taxes all have Chinese imports and China responds by essentially banning Hewas companies from operating in China. That hasn't happened yet, but it's a sort of thing that can happen in a trade war were both sides are anchored in their trenches, Derek. One thing that we do know will happen is eventually this recovery will end and there will be a, you know, a correction, a recession, whatever it may be. Is it likely or do a communist think at this point that it's going to be something like China that brings it down or that it'll be the price of oil, which is a four year high or corporate debt, which is skyrocketing w- could they all play together to to lead to economic problems? Yeah, Jimmy. I think the best way to think about this is that whatever ends this recovery is going to have to be big because the US economy is enormous. It's nineteen trillion dollar economy that is chugging along. We've been growing at about two percent every single year. We're adding jobs. Wage growth has. Growing at the bottom of though it's a little bit celebrating. So whatever stops this recovery is going to have to be a big object. China's big, you know, second biggest economy in the world that's a big object, corporate debt. Maybe it's that maybe it's, you know, rising oil prices even though right now at eighty dollars a barrel. It's not exactly in the danger zone, but when you put all of these things together, when you mess with an economy that is growing steadily, but not exactly on fire and you threaten it with a trade war with the second largest economy in the world, yet that is the sort of thing that might just tip us into a downturn, stir Thompson senior editor at the Atlantic Derek. Thank you. Thank you. Let's go to the Carolinas now where Florence is by no means finished. Some rivers are still rising. Thousands of people have been told to leave their homes before they crest in North Carolina. The Cape fear river is rising still, and there's an ongoing disagreement about the levels of coal ash in the water near Wilmington environmental advocates. Say they've seen ash. Duke Energy says it's water tests. Don't show it Jason debruyn from member station to a UNC reports. David Burton and mad Butler are part of the Waterkeeper alliance. That's an environmental group that works to protect waterways. They are part of the rapid response team for hurricane Florence. That means they were out on the Cape fear river as soon after the storm is possible. They saw foam in the river from running water, but they saw something else to this is quite obviously really different stuff a stick the paddle down here. You see if we get a little bit on here, Burton dropped his or in a gray Ashy looking clump floating in the water, the the settlements really different. It looks like sand, but sand sinks, and you can see those fearful spherical nature of the of the particles there. It's really is indicative of of coal ash. I reached for the or but Burton stopped me. I would let you touch it, but it's it's pretty toxic stuff. You don't want to get your hands down in it burden and other river keepers say they can identify coal ash by feel. Now, if you have gloves on. You can feel it rolled around your fingers. You feel that that there's little pebbles almost like little tiny marbles in your hands. Historic flooding cost several damn breaches. Those dams are supposed to keep wastewater from the Duke Energy power plant separate from natural waters in the Cape fear says Butler..

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"waterkeeper" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

01:32 min | 3 years ago

"waterkeeper" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"Owned by Duke Energy. There are three large coal. Ash dumps right nearby Sutton lake. The lake in the coal ash dumps and a coal ash landfill all very close together, coal ashes dangerous. It contains mercury and arsenic, toxic, heavy metals. It's very important to keep all that coal ash away from the lake and the fish and the humans who go there, let alone the adjacent river. We'll today floodwaters breached the dam at Sutton lake lake water than flooded one of the three large coal. Ash dumps that lines. The lakeshore Duke Energy, which owns that plant said they don't believe the breach, quote poses a significant threat to nearby communities, but they say they quote cannot rule out that coal lash might be escaping from the flooded dump and now washing into the river. I can't rule it out open question tonight. We have some footage that may answer Duke energy's open. This was shot by the Waterkeeper Waterkeeper alliance. They tell us based on their decades of experience in the region that this appears to be coal. Ash pouring into the Cape fear river in North Carolina, coal, ashes, toxic, not just two people, but to all life forms. They were able to rescue that baby turtle. Here on the way toward downtown Wilmington. You can actually see this oily film on the water. We do not know what that is, but it is floating down the Cape fear river tonight in North Carolina toward the banks of Wilmington, North Carolina, which is about nine miles away. I do not know what is going to wash up in Wilmington by Monday. Watch this space and that does of rest.

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"waterkeeper" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"waterkeeper" Discussed on Here & Now

"Well, right now, there's no evidence that they're alive or dead, but we know that the CEO of the North Carolina pork council told an industry publication. In fact that many animals have been moved off arms that could flood and some of the Barnes that you may be seeing in photographs, the Barnes that look like they're empty actually may not have animals inside because they are moved previously. That would be wonderful news. I certainly hope that's true, but here's the next question that's to follow that. What are they going to do after the floodwaters recede and the buildings are repaired? Are they going to put these animals back in these buildings so that they can produce this fecal waste and put it in these lagoons for the next hurricane that comes through given the fact that the industry is probably not going anywhere and is not going to shrink considerably. I mean, it's a major economic force in North Carolina. What would be the one thing that you would hope the industry would do to safeguard the waterways before the next hurricane, but can I make it to things? Yes, one of them is get these of factory facilities. These lagoons out of the watershed, get them up land. The other thing is put in the technology that exists properly treat this waste without having a lagoon and Springfield system, which is which heavily pollutes the environment daily basis. Rick. Thank you for speaking with us. Rick. Dove is a senior advisor to the Waterkeeper alliance. A nonprofit environmental group speaking from Newburn is here and now..

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"waterkeeper" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

04:27 min | 3 years ago

"waterkeeper" Discussed on Here & Now

"I think you know to potential health hazard caused by the storm. Environmentalists are monitoring the states, huge concentration of hog farms, North Carolina's one of the biggest pork producing states in the country without about nine million pigs and hug manure is often stored in open pits. They're called lagoons yesterday. The North Carolina poor council reported that floodwaters have compromised, a handful of those lagoons, and that is a big concern for our next guest. Rick dove is senior adviser to the Waterkeeper alliance. That's a nonprofit environmental group for more than two decades. He's been taking airplane flights and monitoring the status of lagoons during storms as well as poultry farms. He is in Newburn, Rick. I know you're up in the air yesterday. What did you see down below. When we're up there, we, we're, we're seeing that many of these hug lagoons. They're really earth and pitch full of feces and urine basically untreated that have been discharging their waste of the flood waters. And we're seeing a number of the confinement building where these hogs or kept that are also filling up with water into some two different agrees some of them with the water almost to the top of the confinement buildings. We're also seeing the poultry operations. We're seeing the flood waters go over the tops of some of those buildings and flushing the waste from these chickens right on the flood waters. It's a, it's a very sad. So here in eastern North Carolina concerned, not only about the life of the chickens and pigs themselves, but also of course of what's happening to the waste product. Let's say what the industry says. The North Carolina poor council has on its website. A description of what happens when lagoons are flooded. It includes information like this when a lagoon is inundated the walls remain intact, but the flood water rises over the sides and fills the lagoon. This does not cause a catastrophic environmental effect by design says, Saulat are stored and remain at the bottom of the lagoon liquids at the top are heavily diluted minimizing the environmental impact. So it's hard I know for you to measure from the air, exactly what's happening, but even if some of these lagoons were breached, does that provide any solace as to the environmental impact. No, not at all. What you just read to me even says within it that because of the heavy dilution. Well, what they're really saying is if there's heavy dilution inside this lagoon or cesspool that means the contents of left. Well, they say that the solids are at the bottom and and the deluded liquids are at the top. But regardless, what is your main concern given what you're seeing from the air? This could be a tremendous human health problem. This pig waste and this chicken waste that's full of pathogens viruses and bacteria. Is it getting is the waste getting into the waterways that are used for recreational purposes? You can see that. Absolutely. You could see streaming down the rivers. What I'm saying is the contents of these lagoons being emptied out into the floodwaters which are rushing down the rivers Rix into you have seen so many hurricanes and the aftermath of hurricanes. How does this one compare what you're seeing? I've only been up one day. So in fairness, please take this with with the understanding that I have not had a complete view yet of what's going on. But right now it appears to me to be at least equivalent to Floyd, which was in nineteen ninety nine. And that was the worst we ever had it kill millions and millions of chickens. This this one appears to be very, very bad, and there's another problem associated with this. What do you do with all these dead animals? Whether to ways that we've seen them dispose of them in the past, one of them is to render them where they take them to factory and they them down and they used the materials for. For things like makeup and so on. The other thing is very quickly. These rendering places get overwhelmed and they can't handle the number of dead hogs the grower simply because he has no other choice goes and digs a hole, these hoax thrown in there and there's ground water in there and most of the people in eastern North Carolina or on wells. So what do you do when you have these massive deaths of animals?.

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Hurricane Florence flooding is causing hog waste to spill out of lagoons

Here & Now

02:52 min | 3 years ago

Hurricane Florence flooding is causing hog waste to spill out of lagoons

"To potential health hazard caused by the storm. Environmentalists are monitoring the states, huge concentration of hog farms, North Carolina's one of the biggest pork producing states in the country without about nine million pigs and hug manure is often stored in open pits. They're called lagoons yesterday. The North Carolina poor council reported that floodwaters have compromised, a handful of those lagoons, and that is a big concern for our next guest. Rick dove is senior adviser to the Waterkeeper alliance. That's a nonprofit environmental group for more than two decades. He's been taking airplane flights and monitoring the status of lagoons during storms as well as poultry farms. He is in Newburn, Rick. I know you're up in the air yesterday. What did you see down below. When we're up there, we, we're, we're seeing that many of these hug lagoons. They're really earth and pitch full of feces and urine basically untreated that have been discharging their waste of the flood waters. And we're seeing a number of the confinement building where these hogs or kept that are also filling up with water into some two different agrees some of them with the water almost to the top of the confinement buildings. We're also seeing the poultry operations. We're seeing the flood waters go over the tops of some of those buildings and flushing the waste from these chickens right on the flood waters. It's a, it's a very sad. So here in eastern North Carolina concerned, not only about the life of the chickens and pigs themselves, but also of course of what's happening to the waste product. Let's say what the industry says. The North Carolina poor council has on its website. A description of what happens when lagoons are flooded. It includes information like this when a lagoon is inundated the walls remain intact, but the flood water rises over the sides and fills the lagoon. This does not cause a catastrophic environmental effect by design says, Saulat are stored and remain at the bottom of the lagoon liquids at the top are heavily diluted minimizing the environmental impact. So it's hard I know for you to measure from the air, exactly what's happening, but even if some of these lagoons were breached, does that provide any solace as to the environmental impact. No, not at all. What you just read to me even says within it that because of the heavy dilution. Well, what they're really saying is if there's heavy dilution inside this lagoon or cesspool that means the contents of left. Well, they say that the solids are at the bottom and and the deluded liquids are at the top. But regardless, what is your main concern given what you're seeing from the air? This could be a tremendous human health problem. This pig waste and this chicken waste that's full of pathogens viruses and bacteria.

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"waterkeeper" Discussed on Almost 30 Podcast

Almost 30 Podcast

04:07 min | 3 years ago

"waterkeeper" Discussed on Almost 30 Podcast

"Day for your office though? I was wake up early. I'm never. I'm not a big sleeper. I have rarely ever slept ever slept once when I came back from California forgot to change my watch. But you're weight. I'm the boss. I don't care. Time, but you know, I go to spin class, you know, when I go Pilates. Sometimes I do a lot of stuff, but also like I water ski wake board, snow ski. I mean, I do a lot of stuff. I'm moored to a lot of different things, so I'm pretty active. I love that. Where do you week word in the Hamptons? Alcohol? Oh, yeah. Because you go to you live in sack harbor, right? Our time. You go every weekend or every weekend. I love ya a lot. How do you get out of the city? A few driver trade it. Will you just like go through traffic. What is the traffic light to do? But sometimes sometimes on a Friday night, I'll take a plane or now we have lead. Yeah. So there's all kinds of ways to get the damned does. Now. There's. Yeah, it is like about three different companies that will fly to them tunes, but we usually drive mostly we drive on in a variety night and we sort of have timed lead a certain time, the tropics that's a bad. I love that. And what is your collection? What's your upcoming collection? What's upcoming for you? Well, the next collection is resort, so scuttle little abstract ordinate little eighties in it. I don't know. It's still it's still working process, but I better hurry only got about a months to do it. And what yet? What's like, do you sketch and then send your sketches or how do you like critical? Well, the first thing I'd do is is get the prince in place because the prince have to go, I and I feel everything just works round the prince, the kind of thing. It's easier when you're just doing solids, but I don't know, Princeton very strong for a lot of years. When is interesting earlier, I just remember like probably, I guess in the eighties, like prince were just out there was a period of time. It was. Wasn't cool. Just always, you know, solids, prints. We're not cool, but now. Cool. Like I just wear All Blacks. I just wear it in this jacket, so I don't even know what's cool anymore. Like, where do you find like stripes to? I've always liked striped. Yeah. Has your little stripes look good on you stripes? A good on everybody. I don't even know about that. I don't even know if I believe that and I also was looking at some of the environmental causes that you're into. Oh, yeah. I've been up to hear about those. Well, I've been involved with river cheaper river cheaper in Waterkeeper, and they're all based on cleaning up the river. You know, all that. Well, one is a national organization or an that's even I think it expands to international to. And then when his local which is just New York state, and then I've been involved with Rocky Mountain institute, which is like an ecological think tank. So we've been involved in a lot of those things that I've been involved with. A lot of like, you know, health things like juvenile diabetes and things like that around, you know, locally and in in various cities as well. When you know when we had a lot of retail and we have gotten out of most of our retail for parade of different reasons. But we got very involved in like the charities around the country. So we gotta stored Chicago, we would be all like Chicago charities and Philadelphia where we still have stores soared very involved in all that at a local level. Let's so cool. Do you have your retail managers kind of figure out a charity or how do you really finally? Yeah, yeah, we, we, we let the re the local. Managers, you know, find out what's most important in their community and then empower them to can with them subsequently. And you know, then I'll go to that city for an event, whatever Paul and then I saw that American Express YouTube of you. I thought it was really cool about the office. It seems like a really cool vibe that you have..

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"waterkeeper" Discussed on Radio Cherry Bombe

Radio Cherry Bombe

04:20 min | 3 years ago

"waterkeeper" Discussed on Radio Cherry Bombe

"Healthy app is kind of like an ancient stowed, even the bubbles are naturally made. And basically how it made is you take sweet tea and you add this Gobi this culture on top. The culture is not too different from what used in making real Waterkeeper real, even dairy Keefer real yoga, real sour dough bread. Even basically the culture is the home to the probiotic. And when you put that culture on top of sugar, and in this case, the sugar and the sweet tea, it will eat that sugar and over a fermentation period over a time period where basically fit that liquid transform much like grape choose transforms into wine tea, sweet tea transforms into combat ya, though. The liquid is no longer like t at all. It's a, it's a little bit sour. It's a little bit sweet. It's got, it's chock full of all those probiotics. And then it also got a bubble a little bit of bubbliness to it. So it kind of tastes like, I don't know, like a juicy, non alcoholic beer, but soda mix, it's really, really delicious, and you do become addicted, and that's why there's like a cult bowling. To see is a good way to describe that. I also love ancient soda. I could see the tagline like ancient soda made fresh. Well, I mean, there's a lot of people a lot of nutritionists, like especially the hippy dippy one event believe that the reason we're so attracted human to carbonated foods or carbonated beverages is because back in the day, it indicated that those were fermented and fermented foods were one not only safe because that's the way to preserve foods and keep them safe from foodborne illness. But it also indicated that have probiotics. So if you believe in the survival of the fit model, the concept was at those that drank and ate fermented foods lived longer. There might be a reason that were so attracted to carbonated foods in the first place. The like the word soda kind of like a bad term now. But I think back in the day was actually an indication of a healthy beverage like commute. So why comply is Khumbu good for us. You know, it's not first of all, I want to make sure up front. We talk about the fact that it's a food, so it's not a, it's not a drug or a supplement, and I wouldn't indicate this at all as something that you're going to expect. Some kind of like a medical response from, I would do it more like a bag of carrots or yogurt than anything else. So it's good for us because it's real food first of all, and it's good for us because it's for meant it. And for mended food, they're starting to show strong science basically through science, it's the jesting that the probiotics probably are affecting us. And those probiotics basically live in our debt to give you a sense probiotics, the definition of a probiotic just means friendly bacteria or yeast. And when we say friendly, what we mean, they live in our gut and they create some kind of a beneficial impact us instead of a negative bacteria which might be called a pathogen, though these positive floor are mental live in our gut. In fact, there should be more. In there than there are stars in the Milky Way, which is pretty crazy. We think about that a lot, and we've done a really good job of depleting these buggers through all the dead food that we and then all the like sterilize water that we drink. So just constantly depleting this flora. So we more than ever before are finding that we have to replenish these probiotics and like it's something our ancestors maybe didn't have to think about as much because they weren't depleting their flora so much. And then also because they were already eating for food, even though they didn't know it. You know, real pickles are actually fermented cucumbers. The things like that were already being, you know, real marinara sauce. Those those things are actually ferment it over time. So anyway, long story short is we're finding that probiotics really help people feel better overall and that real providing the vist in fermented foods like yogurt, light Kabukicho, like Sarkar, like kimchi. So we think that it makes you. Feel good because of that. And then also there's the organic acid that development fermentation..

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