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For the lovers of nature and the environment. Environmental, sustainability, and outdoor/nature news for the St. Louis Region and Missouri.

Episódios

  • Don Corrigan Discusses New Book With Kevin Killeen On KMOX Radio

    Don Corrigan Discusses New Book With Kevin Killeen On KMOX Radio

    16/04/2019 Duração: 02min

    Don Corrigan discusses his new book, "Nuts About Squirrels" with Kevin Killeen on KMOX's “Whole Nother Story.” For more information about Corrigan's new book visit www.environmentalecho.com.

  • Catching Up With Heather Navarro

    Catching Up With Heather Navarro

    23/08/2017 Duração: 31min

    Heather Navarro shares information and insights into the CLEAN Missouri Initiative and the Missouri Coalition for the Environment. She was also recently elected to the St. Louis Board of Aldermen for the 28th Ward, which filled the seat formerly held by Mayor Lyda Krewson. In this wide-ranging interview, Navarro talks about the importance of the City of St. Louis becoming sustainable and combating the affects of climate change, urban and rural areas working together, the safety of residents living near the radioactive waste in North County, and measures that will be on the ballot for St. Louis City in 2018.

  • Forest Park: The Wild Spaces

    Forest Park: The Wild Spaces

    15/08/2017 Duração: 30min

    Jean Turney, the education coordinator at Forest Park Forever, shares her insights of the wild spaces open to everyone at the park. Everyone in the St. Louis area knows about the great institutions in Forest Park, like the Saint Louis Zoo, the St. Louis Science Center, and The Muny. However, many may not know about the natural wild spaces in Forest Park. From old growth forests, bird watching, fishing, nature walking trails, to outdoor learning opportunities - it's all there just waiting to be discovered. Pictured: Jean Turney, education coordinator at Forest Park Forever. Photo by Jerry Naunheim Jr.

  • Flooding In St. Louis: When will We Learn From Our Mistakes?

    Flooding In St. Louis: When will We Learn From Our Mistakes?

    10/08/2017 Duração: 32min

    Are you concerned the historic flooding in the Fenton, Pacific, Eureka, Valley Park, Sunset Hills, and the St. Louis area will happen again? You should be. David Stokes, the executive director of Great Rivers Habitat Alliance, offers insights into what lessons are not being learned from repeated mistakes, the hardships, the choices local areas face, and a few common sense solutions.

  • Society of Environmental Journalism’s Peter Dykstra Talks About West Lake Landfill  More

    Society of Environmental Journalism’s Peter Dykstra Talks About West Lake Landfill & More

    01/08/2017 Duração: 22min

    Peter Dykstra is an award-winning environmental journalist with diverse and collective knowledge of the issues confronting the environment, the industry that reports on the environment, and the policies that affect the environment. The former board member of the Society of Environmental Journalist talks with Don Corrigan about the origins of the journalism organization, activism, the current political climate, and many other topics related to the environment.

  • The Gem of St. Louis - Forest Park (New Book)Kevin Killeen KMOX Radio Interview

    The Gem of St. Louis - Forest Park (New Book)Kevin Killeen KMOX Radio Interview

    14/07/2017 Duração: 02min

    Hear Kevin Killeen, from KMOX Radio St. Louis, interview Don Corrigan about the new book Images of America: Forest Park. (Interview date was Wednesday, July 12, 2017) Images of America: Forest Park, a new book by Don Corrigan and Holly Shanks, is dedicated to the more than 13 million people who make Forest Park come alive with their visits each year.  The book is full of historic photographs and insightful stories that tell the significance of Forest Park, its history, and its world class institutions. The book will release on July 17, 2017, and can be purchase on Amazon.

  • Flooding Issues Take Center Stage At City of Fenton Meeting

    Flooding Issues Take Center Stage At City of Fenton Meeting

    14/06/2017 Duração: 07min

    The Fenton Board of Aldermen heard concerns from the residents and business owners about the recent flooding at its meeting on June 8. Historic flooding has plagued the area for the second time in less than 18 months. Comments ranged from the issues of floodplain development to the Valley Park levee.

  • Outdoor Passion  Beauty Meet In The Night Sky

    Outdoor Passion & Beauty Meet In The Night Sky

    19/04/2017 Duração: 18min

    Dan Zarlenga is the guest on this week's Environmental Echo podcast series. Zarlenga, the St. Louis Regional Media Specialist for the Missouri Department of Conservation, has a unique hobby - he photographs the star filled night sky while incorporating night-time landscapes. The photographs are stunning and Zarlenga shares his techniques, how long it took to learn the craft of nighttime photography, and his passion for the outdoors. See more of Zarlenga's photos at environmentalecho.com (all photos provided by Dan Zarlenga.)

  • From Pocket Parks to Our Beloved Forest Park Author Carver Chronicles 600 Parks of St. Louis

    From Pocket Parks to Our Beloved Forest Park Author Carver Chronicles 600 Parks of St. Louis

    09/04/2017 Duração: 29min

    A new book by Nancy Carver, Discovering Public Parks in St. Louis, Missouri, has put hundreds of St. Louis County and St. Louis City parks in one combined reference place. The details of each park are included and readers get a glimpse into elements, such as the history, sculptures, amenities, special features, size, location, and little-known facts about each park. The book is comprehensive and incorporates all parks, whether federal, state, city, county, or neighborhood. "Only three other major cities have more parks than St. Louis City and County combined. Only three other major cities have a signature park with more visitors than our Forest Park." Carver shares insights with Don Corrgian about her new book, and how St. Louis parks and the parks system developed, and why St. Louis should be considered a premier city with access to numerous local parks and green spaces.

  • Environment Missouri: Working To Protect Missouri For Future Generations

    Environment Missouri: Working To Protect Missouri For Future Generations

    25/03/2017 Duração: 25min

    Taylor Hale, the campaign organizer for Environment Missouri, is this week's guest on Environmental Echo. Don Corrigan visits with Hale about the organization Environment Missouri and her thoughts about the politics currently surrounding climate change action. Environment Missouri "is a statewide citizen-based environmental advocacy organization."

  • Is 2017 The Year Of The March?

    Is 2017 The Year Of The March?

    20/03/2017 Duração: 26min

    Sarah Willey is this week's guest on Environmental Echo. Willey is involved with local environmental and activists groups, such as the Sierra Club, Great Rivers Environmental Law Center, and MOmentum: Missouri Moving Forward. Don Corrigan interviews Willey about her thoughts and opinions involving the EPA and climate change, the current political landscape, and 2017 becoming the "year of the march."

  • Science In St. Louis: Bringing Scientists  The Community Together

    Science In St. Louis: Bringing Scientists & The Community Together

    16/03/2017 Duração: 14min

    The St. Louis County Library seminar series "Science in St. Louis" is connecting scientists with the local community. The informal science talks give local communities the chance to personally interact with scientists working in the St. Louis area. The seminars are free and open to the public. Attendees can expect to learn about a variety of topics, such as how new drugs are designed, the real CSI: the science of forensics, how 3D printers help amputees and even the science of Missouri caves. Stacey Lewis, the St. Louis County Library Adult Programming Manager, shares insights into the program and Stacey Lewis, the St. Louis County Library Adult Programming Manager, shares insights into the popular program with Environmental Echo.

  • PROJECT IDEA: Kirkwood Schools Ultimate Outdoor Learning Lab

    PROJECT IDEA: Kirkwood School's Ultimate Outdoor Learning Lab

    27/01/2017 Duração: 25min

    Don Corrigan interviews Dr. Meredith Spiekerman Byers, co-chair of Kirkwood School's PROJECT IDEA, about the outdoor project, the learning opportunities, the successes, and the future goals of the outdoor learning lab.

  • The First Secret City: Documentary Film Explores Harmful Legacy Of Nuclear Waste In STL

    The First Secret City: Documentary Film Explores Harmful Legacy Of Nuclear Waste In STL

    03/09/2016 Duração: 24min

    C.D. Stelzer, a local investigative journalist, has spent years following and reporting on nuclear waste issues in the St. Louis area. Stelzer spent five years creating, "The First Secret City," a documentary film that tells the story of St. Louis' radioactive history and the resulting harmful legacy. In Don Corrigan's latest podcast, he talks with Stelzer about the documentary film, the effort it took for Stelzer and project partner to create the film, and the continuing issues with nuclear waste contamination at the Westlake Landfill and Coldwater Creek areas. Pictured: C.D. Stelzer.

  • White Nose Syndrome: Updated Information About The Fungus Killing U.S. Bat Populations

    White Nose Syndrome: Updated Information About The Fungus Killing U.S. Bat Populations

    17/08/2016 Duração: 29min

    Bats in the U.S. are under threat from a fungus that causes a disease known as White Nose Syndrome. The disease has the potential to wipe out entire bat populations and is spreading. Jo Schaper is the guest on this week's Environmental Echo podcast. Recently, Schaper attended a conference about White Nose Syndrome, held in Denver, Colorado. She shares updated information about what wildlife and conservation organizations are doing to help stop the spread of the disease and what efforts are being implemented to help save the U.S. bat populations. Photo: Little brown bat; close-up of nose with fungus, New York, Oct. 2008. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Photo courtesy Ryan von Linden/New York Department of Environmental Conservation

  • IS IT A SIN TO TRASH THE ENVIRONMENT AND IGNORE CLIMATE CHANGE?

    "IS IT A SIN TO TRASH THE ENVIRONMENT AND IGNORE CLIMATE CHANGE?"

    09/08/2016 Duração: 25min

    The Rev. Mitch Hescox, Presidnet and CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network, is the guest with Don Corrigan's podcast series. Hescox explains what the Evangelical Environmental Network is all about and how evangelicals can help find conservative solutions to the pollution and environmental issues that harm God's creation, the earth, and our children. Photo is courtesy of Rev. Mitch Hescox.

  • Local Reverend Talks Climate Change and Religion

    Local Reverend Talks Climate Change and Religion

    25/06/2016 Duração: 24min

    The Rev. Dr. Pamela Dolan, the rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Town and Country, talks to Don Corrigan about the idea that religion and science, specifically climate change science, can coexist.

  • The St. Louis 2016 Sustainable Backyard Tour: More Than Veggies and Compost

    The St. Louis 2016 Sustainable Backyard Tour: More Than Veggies and Compost

    06/06/2016 Duração: 28min

    Take a few minutes and listen to this week's Environmental Echo podcast featuring Jim Stroup, who's home will be a destination on the tour, and Terry Winkelmann, the founder of the St. Louis Sustainable Backyard Tour. Stroup shares his insights and experiences about opening his yard's many sustainable features to tour participants and the joys of working in the garden with his grandchildren. Winkelmann shares the reasons she started the Sustainable Backyard Tours and the best way to tour the backyards like a seasoned pro. Both interviews were pre-recorded separately with Stroup first followed by Winkelmann. Photo: Jim Stroup tending his backyard garden.

  • Whats Up With Meramec Caverns Closure And The Continuing Environmental Contamination Issues?

    What's Up With Meramec Cavern's Closure And The Continuing Environmental Contamination Issues?

    28/05/2016 Duração: 26min

    Jo Shaper is the guest on this Environmental Echo podcast wth Don Corrigan. She gives listeners an explanation of where the TCE contamination in Meramec Caverns came from, the geology of the Sullivan area that makes remediation almost impossible, the issues faced by Missouri caving enthusiasts, and the possible effects of the TCE contamination as it enters the Meramec River. Photo courtesy Jo Schaper. (pictured is Jo Shaper and her husband.)

  • Just Moms: The Struggle With Nuclear Waste, Politicians, And The Media

    Just Moms: The Struggle With Nuclear Waste, Politicians, And The Media

    25/05/2016 Duração: 35min

    Dawn Chapman, from the Just Moms STL group, is the guest on this Environmental Echo podcast edition with Don Corrigan. She talks the latest on the West Lake Landfill issues where an underground fire is slowly creeping toward buried nuclear waste. Pictured: Dawn Chapman (Left) and Karen Nickel, co-founders of Just Moms STL.

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