Saturday, October 3, 2009 9pm Producer: Spectrum Radio Listen Again at PRX Providing clean water is a classic engineering challenge throughout recorded history. The ancient Romans, with their wide networks of aqueducts and plumbing, thought they had it pretty well figured out; today, engineers around the world are tackling the problem in ways the ancients… Continue reading The Global Water Challenge
Louisville Metro Parks officials are preparing for the possible spread of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer.
In an attempt to curb the spread of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer, local, state and national parks departments are regulating what kind of firewood campers can use.
Kentucky farmers are struggling with challenging weather this summer.
The Speed Art Museum has opened a new exhibit that coincides with a public forum about ecology and design. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. “4 Salvaged Boxes” is the exhibit that was designed by wHY Architecture. The firm designed the Grand Rapids Art Museum, which was the world’s first new art museum building certified as energy… Continue reading Green Design Topic of Exhibit, Forum
The Kentucky Division of Forestry has completed its initial assessment of storm damage from the recent ice and wind storms, and private property owners could receive federal money for their damaged trees.
LISTEN TO THE STORY Wendell Berry, the Kentucky-based agrarian philosopher, has been described as our era’s heir to Emerson and Thoreau — a writer concerned with the importance of community, and with the lessons we can learn from the natural world. Now, the Actors Theatre of Louisville is putting his ideas on stage. There were… Continue reading 'Wild Blessings': Wendell Berry's Passions Reframed
At 8:30 PM Saturday night, lights on the Kentucky state capitol grounds will go out for an hour. Lights at the Acropolis, the Great Pyramids of Giza, and the Empire State Building will also go out. It’s all part of a symbolic gesture to raise awareness about climate change, and it’s called “Earth Hour.”
Spalding University will host a panel discussion about industry and pollution in Louisville’s Rubbertown neighborhood.
Some of you commented on the recent news about CNN’s firing of its environmental and science staff. Not surprisingly, journalists are condemning CNN’s move as short-sighted.