climate change

How much more water can the Bay Area conserve?

Mar 28, 2013

Advocates say that by mid-century the Bay Area will not have enough water to meet its needs without increasing supply or curbing demand. What more can local agencies and consumers do to conserve water, and can conservation alone help us avoid extreme water scarcity? Is water too cheap? What will it take to convince us all to adopt more water-efficient practices?

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When we talk about climate change, it’s easy to get stuck in our terrestrial mammal mindset. Let’s face it: most of us are total dry land chauvinists. The only time we even notice something’s happening to the ocean is when it’s gnawing away at our coastline. But something else is going on just beneath the surface. Certain sections of the ocean are losing oxygen – and that’s just as bad for sea creatures as it would be for us.

Today On Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

Jan 25, 2013

On the next Your Call, it's our Friday media roundtable. This week, we'll discuss coverage of the ongoing civil war in Syria as well as the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. We'll also look at the latest developments and coverage of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Fred Weir, the Moscow correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor.   

Kate Sheppard,  staff reporter for Mother Jones' Washington bureau. 

On Your Call, Thursday December 20th we aired a pre-taped conversation looking back at climate change activism over the last year.  What strides have we made? Where have we fallen short?  The UN climate talks in Doha, Qatar this month didn’t seem to move the international community any closer to solutions.  So what needs to be done?  Can local actions make a difference?  What are we facing for climate change in 2013?  


Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

Oct 19, 2012

On today's Next Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll have a conversation about media coverage of issues raised during the second presidential debate including energy policies and Libya. What’s your assessment of the media coverage and what issues have yet to be discussed? We’ll be joined by Harper’s Scott Horton, Mother Jones’ Kate Shepard and the Guardian’s Jonathan Steele. Join us at 10 or email Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Annie Leonard, creator of The Story of Stuff and Jonah Sachs, author of Winning the Story Wars, about how environmental messages are created and which ones really make a difference.  We'll also speak with Ed Maibach, director of the Center for Climate Change Communication.  What kinds of stories motivate you, change your mind, inspire you, make you angry, and get you to act?  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here.  Does climate change need a new messenger?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

(San Jose Mercury News) // There are still 1 million votes left to tally in the vote for Proposition 29, the San Jose Mercury News projects a loss for the proposed cigarette tax hike. A vast majority of the votes left uncounted come from districts in the southern part of the state, where there was less support for the initiative to raise the state tax on packs of cigarettes to $1...

One of the most imminent effects of climate change is sea level rise – especially in low-lying coastal areas like the San Francisco Bay. To documentarian Claire Schoen, this story isn’t about the science of what’s going to happen. That part is settled. She says the question is how we’re going to adapt.

KALW’s Ben Trefny sat down with Schoen to discuss her latest documentary about climate change, RISE.

BEN TREFNY: What inspired you to make this documentary?