This show featured two excellent guests.
First on was Michael Hutchins, PhD., with American Bird Conservancy, who described the hazards birds face due to large solar plants. Recent reporting has included photos of birds literally burned and killed in flight. Michael explained the scope of the problem and what might be done to protect the birds while promoting green energy. Much research is needed, and as more solar plants go on line, this issue will only gain greater importance. Visit American Bird Conservancy here.
Next on was Dr. John Pippin with Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The Emergency Medicine program at SUNY Upstate has just agreed to stop using live pigs for training their residents various invasive procedures, thanks to the persistent efforts of PCRM. John explained how this went down as well as other steps taken toward discontinuing similar archaic practices in medicine. PCRM’s website is here.
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