With the recent coverage of the debate over the development of tar sands oil fields in Canada, I wondered about this potential source of oil. Here’s the basic description from Wikipedia.
Also, here’s a link to a description of tar sands...
Bill McKibben is a local boy, as far as I’m concerned. He may be a renowned essayist, conservationist and founder of 350.org, the international movement working to reverse global warming, but for NCPR, he’s a guy we met about 25 years...
Mar 28, 2005 — People often describe the two shores of Lake Champlain as separate worlds, with distinct cultures and economies. Environmental writer Bill McKibben thinks western Vermont and the eastern Adirondacks should be seen as parts of one unique landscape. His new book, published next month by Crown, is called Wandering Home. The travel journal describes a long walk across the Champlain Valley. McKibben describes the valley and its communities as one of the most hopeful places in America. Go to full article
Apr 02, 2004 — Bill McKibben has been working on global warming since 1989. McKibben is a journalist, author and environmentalist. That year, his book, The End of Nature, sounded one of the first alarms about global warming. In the years since, science has confirmed his fears, and has predicted alarming consequences of global warming. Martha Foley has more. Go to full article
Oct 09, 2003 — In its tenth season opener, this call-in on contemporary literature looks at the literature of the area. Hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson are joined in the studio by poet/teacher Maurice Kenny and writer/editor Neal Burdick. Joining the discussion by phone are our listeners, as well as Adirondack Life magazine editor Betsy Folwell and essayist Bill McKibben. Go to full article
Jan 29, 2001 — Adirondack author Bill McKibben has written a new book called "Long Distance: A Year of Living Strenuously". It's the chronicle of his year on the cross-country ski circuit, training and competing with some of the world's top endurance athletes. This weekend, McKibben was in Lake Placid for the 19th annual "Loppet", the biggest cross-country race in the north country. Brian Mann tagged along and has our story. Go to full article