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Our Heroes: Dr. Chris Gobler of Stony Brook University (PODCAST)

Last month, Ecocentric’s Kyle Rabin interviewed Dr. Chris Gobler of Stony Brook University. They discussed threats to Long Island’s drinking water supply, harmful algal blooms like brown tide and how a local shellfisherman’s personal story inspired Chris’s path as a scientist and professor.

Thom Hartmann Interview Peter Hanlon

Thom Hartmann interviews GRACE's Peter Hanlon about FDA guidance on fish consumption, Consumer Reports' advice on tuna and mercury, and how mercury gets into fish in the first place.

Our Heroes: Jane Weissman of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council

A mentor for many in the renewable energy world, Jane Weissman, who directs the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, is widely celebrated for her commitment to clean energy development and education. She is a leader in the effort to establish quality training and certification programs for tomorrow's renewable energy workforce.

Our Heroes: Adam Browning of Vote Solar

Few people know solar energy like Vote Solar's Executive Director Adam Browning. In one moment, you'll find Adam talking about the benefits and wonders of solar energy and in the next you'll see him standing in front of a state public utilities commission talking about complex energy policy. In today's conversation, Adam discusses Vote Solar, how he got into the solar field, and what's on the horizon for his team and the solar industry in the United States.

Our Heroes, Tom Philpott

In this episode, we talk with Tom Philpott, senior food and agriculture writer for Tom is also a founding member of Maverick Farms located in Valle Crucis, North Carolina. This is an interview from our online series, Our Heroes, on the Ecocentric blog (

Our Heroes: Michael E. Campana

In this episode, we talk with Michael E. "Aquadoc" Campana, Professor of Geosciences at Oregon State University, hydrogeologist, hydrophilanthropist and prolific blogger. Listen to him talk about his career path, the world water crisis and what people are doing to solve it. This is an interview from our online series, Our Heroes, on the Ecocentric blog.

Our Heroes: Amy Hardberger

Amy Hardberger, an assistant professor at St. Mary's School of Law, talked with us recently about water and energy policy, how the two are linked, the effects of the ongoing US drought and her path as a geologist, attorney, environmentalist and professor.

Our Heroes: Jessica Yu, director of Last Call at the Oasis

Oscar-winning filmmaker Jessica Yu has trained her lens on the world water crisis in her film Last Call at the Oasis, which illuminates the vital role water plays in our lives, exposes the defects in the current system and depicts communities already struggling with its ill-effects.

Our Heroes: Andrew Gunther of Animal Welfare Approved

As Program Director for Animal Welfare Approved (AWA), Andrew Gunther leads a fascinating and vital program that centers around auditing and certifying family farms that raise their animals humanely, outdoors on pasture or range.

Our Heroes: David Lochbaum of the Union of Concerned Scientists

David Lochbaum is widely considered one of the top independent authorities on nuclear power in the U.S. At the Union of Concerned Scientists, he monitors safety issues at the nation's nuclear power plants, keeps a close eye on the NRC and is a go-to expert for the government, media and public during breaking events like the 2011 nuclear power plant crisis in Japan.

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