fossil fuels

Anticipating Life After Fossil Fuels

Jul 26, 2015

  What happens when we’ve burned up all the available fossil fuels on Earth?  Santa Rosa energy analyst Richard Heinberg says that’s a question we are already late in addressing.

Richard Heinberg’s latest book is Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil  Fuels. We’ll hear more from him on tomorrow’s North Bay Report.

Environmental Groups Challange Fracking in CA

Jun 11, 2015
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  A trio of major environmental organizations  are suing to block expasion of oil industry drilling and fracking on federal public lands in California. Suzanne Potter has the story.

Naomi Klein Reframes the Climate Change Issue

Oct 15, 2014

 Virtually everyone is in some form of denial around climate change, contends progressive journalist Naomi Klein, but their reasons for that can be radically different.

While capitalist exploitation of fossil fuels has triggered and accelerated the climate change crisis, Klein says there are other solid reasons to create an alternative economic system.

Indigenous People's Group Seeks Wider Support

Apr 9, 2014

  The conservative leadership in Canada is pushing for greater extraction of that country’s oil and natural gas resources, and has taken steps to curtail the rights of native tribes in the process. As you might expect, those actions are getting some push-back from the indigenous people. Today we hear from a leader of one of those groups, the woman-led grassroots movement called Idle No More.