Health, Science, Environment http://kalw.org en Your Call: What are the connections between cultural diversity and biological diversity? http://kalw.org/post/your-call-what-are-connections-between-cultural-diversity-and-biological-diversity <p></p><p></p><p>On the July 29th, 2014&nbsp;edition of &nbsp;Your Call, we’ll have a conversation Mark Dowie, investigative journalist and author of Conservation Refugees: The Hundred-Year Conflict between Global Conservation and Native Peoples. He writes that about half of world’s protected conservation areas were occupied or used by indigenous peoples, but they were displaced in the interests of conservation, so what is the history of the US national parks and Native Peoples? Join the conversation, with Rose Aguilar, and you.</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Guests:</strong></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:41:56 +0000 Malihe Razazan 47225 at http://kalw.org Your Call: What are the connections between cultural diversity and biological diversity? Digging deeper into the Richmond Chevron refinery hearings http://kalw.org/post/digging-deeper-richmond-chevron-refinery-hearings <div><p></p><p>Reporter Robert Rogers has been covering Richmond for years, first for the blog <em><a href="http://richmondconfidential.org/">Richmond Confidential</a> </em>and now for the <em><a href="http://www.contracostatimes.com/">Contra Costa Times</a></em>. That means he understands a lot of the back story behind the hearings taking place right now. KALW's Ben Trefny got in touch with Rogers at his office and asked him about the role the refinery plays in Richmond.</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:37:53 +0000 Ben Trefny 47223 at http://kalw.org Digging deeper into the Richmond Chevron refinery hearings Richmond debates Chevron’s plan to modernize its oil refinery http://kalw.org/post/richmond-debates-chevron-s-plan-modernize-its-oil-refinery-0 <p></p><div role="textbox" spellcheck="false" style="background-color: transparent;"><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-d129ac2b-83d3-f8dc-cdc3-82641d008552" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">More than 400 people have filled Richmond’s Civic Auditorium. You can spot the Chevron workers. They’re wearing blue and white shirts saying “Richmond Proud” and waving signs that read “Modernize Now” – signs supplied by Chevron.</span></p><br /><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">For nearly a decade, Chevron and its neighbors in Richmond have been fighting over a proposal to retool the oil company’s refinery. Most everyone agrees the plant needs to be modernized. But they differ about how.</span></p></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:37:07 +0000 Ronnie Cohen 47219 at http://kalw.org Richmond debates Chevron’s plan to modernize its oil refinery Cannabis News Roundup: 07.25.14 http://kalw.org/post/cannabis-news-roundup-072514 <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Senators propose bypass for medical marijuana states… Changes in federal drug sentencing proposed… San Jose’s zoning ordinance stands… Brownies OK; lollipops not… WHO backs decriminalization of personal use… and more.</em></strong></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>LEGALIZATION</em></strong></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:25:18 +0000 Steven Short 47101 at http://kalw.org Cannabis News Roundup: 07.25.14 Seismic Fallout: What comes after the next 'Big One'? http://kalw.org/post/seismic-fallout-what-comes-after-next-big-one <p></p><p>The shift in landscape is inevitable, especially when you live on a fault-line, like many of us on the West Coast do. A recent report from the US Geological survey found that California’s earthquake map extends over a wider area than previously thought, raising hazard estimates for places like San Jose and Vallejo while reducing estimates in Oakland.</p><p>This raises questions about what life in the Bay Area would be like after a major earthquake, and how prepared we are to cope with it.</p><p><br /> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Holly Kernan 46990 at http://kalw.org Seismic Fallout: What comes after the next 'Big One'?