• picture
  • picture
PRI's Environmental News Magazine

Listener Letters

Air Date: Week of July 12, 1996

Reactions to recent Living on Earth segments.

Transcript

CURWOOD: And now it is time to hear from you, our listeners.

(Music up and under)

CURWOOD: Our recent story about electric cars being developed by General Motors and Honda drove several listeners to comment. One took us to task for not mentioning what he calls the most exciting electric vehicle development. "Amory Lovens of the Rocky Mountain Institute has designed a high-mileage, high-range, ultra-light vehicle," the listener writes, "and the Institute has made the patent public domain so it can't be bought by General Motors and sent to the bottom of the river." Well thanks for the reminder. We've told that story before, but so far no one has put Mr. Lovens' car into production.

Dave Johnson of the Space Dynamics Laboratory in Logan, Utah, began his letter about an Air Force plan to expand a training range in Idaho by writing, "Your report was intentionally biased to present an opinion." Mr. Johnson continued. "You cite supersonic flights as a major contributor to the drastic decline of sheep in Idaho, and only casually mention that the herd has been beset by intentional transplantings as well as winter thinning. In the research work that we have done on noise effects on bighorn sheep, there is little or no indication that supersonic booms affect the animals in any way."

 

 

Living on Earth wants to hear from you!

P.O. Box 990007
Prudential Station
Boston, MA, USA 02199
Telephone: 1-617-287-4121
E-mail: comments@loe.org

Donate to Living on Earth!
Living on Earth is an independent media program and relies entirely on contributions from listeners and institutions supporting public service. Please donate now to preserve an independent environmental voice.

Newsletter
Living on Earth offers a weekly delivery of the show's rundown to your mailbox. Sign up for our newsletter today!

Major funding for Living on Earth is provided by the National Science Foundation.

Committed to healthy food, healthy people, a healthy planet, and healthy business.

Innovating to make the world a better, more sustainable place to live.

Kendeda Fund, furthering the values that contribute to a healthy planet.

The Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment: Committed to protecting and improving the health of the global environment.

Contribute to Living on Earth and receive, as our gift to you, an archival print of one of Mark Seth Lender's extraordinary hummingbird photographs. Follow the link to see Mark's current collection of photographs.