All posts by Doug Wood

Green Street Podcast – The Gas Rush

An intense and amazingly effective campaign is underway to convince Americans that natural gas is the answer to our energy problems. As a result,  a vast network of pipelines is being constructed across the country, millions of Americans are converting their old oil-burning systems to natural gas, and government officials are green-lighting massive new gas-fired power plants.  The oil and gas industry, which created the concept of a “bridge fuel” is hoping that their trillion dollar investment will pay off before people find out that over its lifetime, natural gas contributes more to global warming than either oil or coal.

Patti Wood talks about kids and how to keep them healthy

PJW head shotPatti is the recipient of the EPA’s prestigious Children’s Environmental Health Excellence Award, and the author of Helping To Heal, a book for the parents of children with life-threatening illnesses.

In this podcast she talks about what parents can do to help kids thrive, from preparing and eating healthy foods to making a home environment that is free from toxins.

Learn more about the book.




The Precautionary Principle with Carolyn Raffensberger

On this edition of Green Street, Carolyn Raffensberger, Executive Director of the Science and Environmental Health Network, talks about the founding of the Wingspread Conference, and how this unusual meeting of scientists, medical professionals, philosophers and environmentalists developed a new paradigm for analyzing risk assessment: The Precautionary Principle.

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Vaxxed the Movie – with Del Bigtree

In April, an award-winning documentary film about the vaccine controversy—”Vaxxed”—was abruptly pulled from the Tribeca Film Festival.

On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug welcome the film’s producer, Del Bigtree, to discuss the strange and disturbing story behind the massive campaign to cut off any discussion regarding the safety of vaccines, and the story behind the CDC whistleblower whose research supports the possibility of a link between the MMR vaccine and autism.


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What’s Happening in the Water? with Dr. Chris Gobler


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Dr. Chris Gobler of Stony Brook University

Recent fish kills on the east end of Long Island and in the Hudson River have raised new questions about what’s happening to our water. Algal blooms and fish kills are not new to this area, but their frequency and severity seem to be increasing.

On this edition of Green Street, we talk with Dr. Chris Gobler, Professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University.



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Wireless Radiation: What Scientists Know and You Don’t with Dr. Joel Moskowitz

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Dr. Joel Moskowitz

Cell phones, tablets, cordless phones, laptop computers, baby monitors and wireless routers have become so ubiquitous in our modern world we don’t even think about the fact that they all emit radio-frequency radiation, also called wireless radiation. If we could actually see wireless radiation in the air in the same way we see visible light, we’d see an increasingly dense web of electromagnetic smog that envelops us pretty much everywhere we go.

Dr. Joel Moskowitz is the Director and Principal Investigator of the Center for Family and Community Health at the University of California, Berkeley.  Visit his web site at




Environmental Links to Autism with Dr. Martha Herbert

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Dr. Martha Herbert

For many years, the research on autism has been focused on the role of genes – and looking for that single “autism gene” that may be causing the condition. But as Dr. Herbert points out, genes don’t function in a vacuum – they interact with proteins and other chemicals in the body – and with chemicals that enter the body from our environment that aren’t supposed to be there.

Dr. Martha Herbert is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and a Pediatric Neurologist and Neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Visit her website at


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The Fight Over Seneca Lake

How a Texas gas company plans to turn the caverns under Seneca Lake into New York’s largest gas station… and what some people are doing about it!

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On this edition of Green Street we hear a “Letter From Jail” written by Dr. Sandra Steingraber (and read by our friend, actress Nancy Sirianni) and interviews with John Dennis and Stefan Senders, two courageous local activists who have been arrested for blocking the entrance to Crestwood’s construction site at Seneca Lake.
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Fracking Update with Beth Radow and Bill Cooke

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What’s happening in New York with fracking? When will Governor Cuomo decide whether to permit fracking in New York State, and why will fracking impact the citizens of New York even if the Governor doesn’t approve it?

On this edition of Green Street we hear from attorney and activist Elisabeth (“Beth”) Radow and Albany insider Bill Cooke, Director of Legislative Affairs for Citizens Campaign for the Environment.