Today on the Green Desk, producer Jack Marshall doubled up and had 2 stories for us. What a treat. Firstly, Jack spoke with Minister for the Environment David Parker about the "Our Land Report 2018" And what the implications may be. Secondly, Jack chatted with Sohaib Rafique, a researcher from Australia who is looking into how the rise of electric cars may impact the power grid.
Jack Marshall speaks with the internationally acclaimed author, climate activist, and founder of 350.org, Bill McKibben.
BIll is in Australia on the New Zealand leg of his global ‘Fossil Free Acceleration Tour’. He’ll be here speaking alongside local climate movement leaders at two public events, in Auckland and Wellington.
While the Great Barrier is pretty darn great, she’s in a bit of a sorry state as a result of the changing environment in which she sits.
The foundation has developed a ‘sun shield’, which is 50,000 times thinner than a human hair and completely biodegradable, the group hopes to use this film top of the water as a potential weapon in the fight to protect the Great Barrier Reef.
Green Desk Captin Jack Marshell talks with Holly Dove, from the Kiwi Bottle Drive. Holly and her organisation are pushing to implement a bottle deposit system, with an aim to get more plastic recycled and less plastic in our environment and oceans.
On todays Green Desk, Producer Jack Marshall had a chat with Sam Gibson from Goodnature, a organisation which has created a self-resetting trap, with an aim to stop biodiversity decline throughout New Zealand, which humanely kills pests at the same time. Jack spoke to Sam about frogs, traps and all our wonderful New Zealand nature.
Today on the Green Desk, Conor caught up with Dr Regina Eisert of the Universit of Canterbury's Gateway Antarctica programme. Reinga has just returned from a summer spent in Antarctica monitoring the patterns of Killer Whales, and shares her experiences of the project.
Green Desk connoisseur Conor Mercer caught up with freshwater advocate for Forest and Bird Annabeth Cohen. They discussed the threat water drainage pumps are creating for our native eel population, as well as some interesting facts about how the slippery creatures breed.
Kelly Enright fills in for Conor Mercer today and speaks with Kathryn Ngapo, the co-chair of a Waiheke based organisation called Save Kennedy Point. SKP has organised a fundraiser to raise awareness of the decision by Auckland Council approving a marina at Kennedy Point. SKP believes it is detrimental to the history and culture of that area as well as extremely negative effects on the marine eco system.