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Co-Founder of The Environmenttv.com Co-Founder of Environmental News and Views, Channel 74 Westchester Co-Producer of The Environment TV, Manhattan Neighborhood Network Member of The Collective, WBAI 99.5 FM radio Assistant to producer, Environmental Issues, Staten Island Community TV

Can Nuclear Power Save the Planet OR Is It Possible to Build Reactors Fast Enough to Save Us from Climate Change?

June 7, 2019 // 0 Comments

Can Nuclear Power Save the Planet OR Is It Possible to Build Reactors Fast Enough to Save Us from Climate Change? By Marilyn Elie Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition eliewestcan@gmail.com   Have you noticed a lot of articles lately about how good nuclear power is for the environment, especially as an answer to climate change? The Nuclear Energy Institute, the trade and publicity group for the industry is running a full court press on this topic right now. You can always tell an article based on NEI talking points.  It invariably starts out by calling nuclear energy carbon free – [...]

Green New Deal Town Hall NYC April 26 2019

April 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

    Green New Deal Town Hall in New York City April 26, 2016 Welcome by Allison Hirsch. Moderator Beta Coronel of 350.org. Speakers, in order, Jumaane Williams, Public Advocate, Aracely Jimenez Sunrise Movement, William Aristapolis 32BJ Superintendant, Ari Lieberman, Rep. Nydia Velazquez, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Rep. Yvette D. Clarke, and Rep Jerry Nadler.  Hosted by 32BJ SEIU, Sunrise Movement NYC, Indivisible Nation BK, One Queens Indivisible, 350 BK. Cosponsored by: Sunrise Columbia, Sunrise Sarah Lawrence, 350 NYC, Empire State Indivisible, Indivisible Brooklyn video by Joe [...]

Staten Island Environmental Fair

April 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

    The First Environmental Fair on Staten Island has made a video to advertise its event.  Two groups have made this happen:  Staten Island Coalition for Wetlands and Forests (SICWF) and the Natural Resources Protective Association (NRPA). The Film, Paris to Pittsburg, will be shown along with presentations by government officials, doctors and scientists and tabling by environmental groups.  THE ADMISSION IS FREE. Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9 AM to Noon on the grounds of SI University Hospital at the Regina McGinn Educational Center-475 Seaview Avenue, 10309 For more details [...]

40th. Anniversary of Three Mile Island’s Nuclear Power Disaster

April 2, 2019 // 0 Comments

  In this visual episode of WBAI FM radio’s Eco-Logic, hosts Ken Gale  and Donna Stein talk with 2 people about the 40th. anniversary of the Pennsylvania Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear power disaster. Dr. Heidi Hutner, teacher, videographer, film producer, writer, environmentalist, at Stonybrook University, and Diane D’Arrigo, director of the Nuclear Waste Project at the Wash., D.C., based Nuclear Information and Referral Service (NIRS), discuss the past, present and future of nuclear energy usage.  They all are accompanied by Joel Landy, musician and song writer, who precedes and [...]

Greatkills CSA Visits The Farm

March 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

A visit to Farmer John Krueger’s Circle Brook Farm in Andover, N.J. This farm is the source of the organic vegetables, eggs, and fruit that are delivered fresh weekly, to the Staten Island Great Kills CSA  (community supported agriculture).  http://www.greatkillscsa.org/ ; John shares his knowledge of growing healthy organic produce and his egg producing chickens with Roy Fischman, member of Great Kills CSA.   [...]

The Upcoming Clearwater Festival June 2019

March 18, 2019 // 0 Comments

Ken Gale dedicates a full hour broadcast to exploring the clearwater fest in Peekskill, NY.  The 2019 Clearwater Festival Saturday and Sunday June 15th and June 16th Tickets, Volunteering and Info: https://www.clearwaterfestival.org/ [...]

CPR With Tony Rose

March 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

  Generally we environmentalists hear about saving animals,  preventing damage to nature and how people forget that we humans are very much a part of the environment.  Well, in this video by Pat Brady of the Staten Island Community TV show, Environmental Issues, guest Tony Rose talks of just that:  through learning CPR we consider people part of the environment and worth saving and preventing harm to. Tony is a retired nurse, a 20 year++ certified Basic CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) and Advanced CPR instructor, a kayaker, a board member of the Staten Island Natural Protective [...]

Remembering Fukushima At Indian Point

March 5, 2019 // 1 Comment

  The Peace Crane Ceremony at the Gates Of Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant:   Jun-san Yasuda of the Grafton Peace Pagoda is a Buddhist nun who has walked thousands of miles in this country and others in the name of peace. Jun-san is joined by other Peace Walkers in the trek from the Cortlandt train station to the old entrance of Indian Point where she performs her annual Peace Crane ritual. As part of the ceremony, origami paper cranes are left at the gates of Indian Point as both a prayer for safety of the community and as a prayer for the speedy closing of the reactors. Jun-san [...]

Residents call for watchdog board to monitor Indian Point closure

February 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

CLICK  OR COPY AND PASTE THE BELOW LINK TO REACH VIDEO FROM CHANNEL 12 Westchester County, NYS http://westchester.news12.com/story/40016661/residents-call-for-watchdog-board-to-monitor-indian-point-closure BUCHANAN – The closure of the Indian Point plant is scheduled to begin next year,  and members of the community say they are already thinking of the safest ways that officials should proceed. They tell News 12 that they’d like to see the state implement a citizens oversight board to act as a watchdog for those who live in close proximity. Their idea is to have a board of 15 [...]

A Clear and Present Danger: Shut Off the Gas at Indian Point

February 26, 2019 // 0 Comments

A Clear and Present Danger:  Shut Off the Gas at Indian Point (Please note the following correction at 1:39: “The newly constructed 42 inch high pressure gas pipeline runs 115 feet from critical electrical infrastructure at Indian Point. …”  The closed captions reflect this correction.) The people who live near Indian Point, with its nuclear power plant ask:  Why would putting a gas pipeline within a few hundred feet of a nuclear power plant be a problem?  Why keep building larger and larger gas pipelines here or anywhere else, especially near Indian Point? This video [...]