Friday 3 August 2012
A crash of the king-salmon population in Alaska is rippling through the state's tourism-depdent economy. In July, Gov. Sean Parnell asked the Obama administration to declare a fishery disaster for the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers and warned one might also be needed for the Kenai, shown. The fish, which can measure up to 58 inches and weigh up to 130 pounds, are the centerpiece of a sportfishing industry valued at $1.4 billion annually. But for unclear reasons, the kings' mass seasonal migrations—known as runs—have plummeted across Alaska..
JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW
Friday 905P Eastern Time: . Jim McTague, Barron’s Washington, in re: the jobs report, the failure of Knight Capital; the robots win, algo rules.
Friday 920P Eastern Time: . Larry Johnson, No Quarter, in re: what the unemployed numbers mean, who is looking for work and who needs work,
Friday 935P Eastern Time: . Adam Higginbotham, Bloomberg Businessweek, in re: the smuggler tunnels of Nogales Arizona and Nogales Sinaloa.
Friday 950P Eastern Time: . Terry Anderson, PERC, in re: the environment finance seminar, market solutions for the environment
Friday 1005P (705P Pacific Time): . Paul Vigna, WSJ, in re: the jobs number and the stalled economy: unchanged from last report, no bright lights; will the Fed move with a new QE?
Friday 1020P (720P Pacific Time): . Gene Countrymen, KNSS in Kansas, in re: the jobs losses in Wichita manufacturing; the drought in Wichita, conditions as bad as during the Dustbowl; what saves the soil from blowing away?
Friday 1035P (735P Pacific Time): . Mark Schrope, Nature, in re: NOAA closes the underwater lab Aquarius on the Florida Keys reef; what's being lost fifty feet down?
Friday 1050P (750P Pacific Time): . Rick Geddes, PERC (Property and Environment Research Center), in re: environmental finance
Farmer Albert Walsh walked through a drought-damaged corn field in Carmi, Ill., July 11. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that corn production declined 12% in July alone to around 13 billion bushels
Friday/Sat 1205A (905 Pacific Time): Robin Hanson, PERC (Property and Environment Research Center), in re: environmental finance: need a choice and an outcome; speculative markets.
Friday/Sat 1220A (920 Pacific Time): Michael McMahon, PERC (Property and Environment Research Center), in re: environmental finance, natural gas, US as a net exporter. Unleashing the economic boom. Subsidies. Ethanol. The 4% Solution (project of the Bush Center)
Friday/Sat 1235A (935P Pacific Time): Rob Fleck, PERC (Property and Environment Research Center), in re: environmental finance
Friday/Sat 1250A (950P Pacific Time): Andy Hanssen, PERC (Property and Environment Research Center), in re: environmental finance
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A bison lay on a hillside in the National Bison Range in Montana. Federal regulators are poised to turn over much of the management of the refuge to local Indian tribes, but a group of federal and state employees says the shift may harm the park's bison.
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