Health, Science, Environment

5:44pm

Tue January 29, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

What will happen to Drakes Bay Oyster Company?

Drakes Estero
Credit ©Drakes bay oyster company

Drakes Bay Oyster Company, an oyster farm in the Point Reyes National Seashore, is at the center of a nationwide debate over what it means to preserve wilderness. When the national seashore was created, the oyster farm got a 40 year lease to operate on the park land. That lease expired at the end of 2012, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar refused to renew it. 

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5:39pm

Tue January 29, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

A place for unwell marine mammals to be loved, set free

Under CC license from Flickr user mikebaird

The standard breakfast at the Marine Mammal Rescue Center, in Sausalito, is fish, fish and more fish. It’s so fishy, in fact, that the volunteers who donate their time also donate some of their clothes to the special animal hospital.

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5:32pm

Tue January 29, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: January 29, 2013

What will happen to the Oyster farm?; California condors not out of the woods; A place for unwell marine mammals to be loved, set free; Listener Feedback: Golden Gate Park bike lanes; and local band Dodge's Sundodgers.

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5:25pm

Tue January 29, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

California Condors not out of the woods

The California Condor is a severely endangered bird – and one of the oldest and largest in North America. The process of trying to protect, and now regenerate, the condor population began in the early 1900s. Since then, government agencies have spent $20 million on the conservation effort, making it the most expensive in US history. 

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6:07pm

Mon January 28, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Why are we becoming less healthy as medicine improves?

Nathanael Johnson grew up in the kind of house where kids ate lots of kale and brown rice, played outside in the woods, and sang together before dinner. His parents tried to raise their kids the “natural” way, and for a long time, he thought that was the best.

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