KPLU-FM: Bellamy Pailthorp http://kazu.org en Hiking Trail From Mexico To Canada More Popular Than Ever http://kazu.org/post/hiking-trail-mexico-canada-more-popular-ever Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>The Pacific Crest Trail is one of the nation's iconic hiking routes. It stretches more than 2,600 miles between Mexico and Canada and this year a record number of people are hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. In fact, as many as 500 are expected to finish the entire trek. From member station KPLU in Seattle, Bellamy Pailthorp reports on how the experience is changing as more people do it.<p>BELLAMY PAILTHORP, BYLINE: Wow. I'm on the Pacific Crest Trail at an iconic part of it called the Kendall Katwalk. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:08:00 +0000 KPLU-FM: Bellamy Pailthorp 32884 at http://kazu.org Biofuels Start To Take Off In The Airline Industry http://kazu.org/post/biofuels-start-take-airline-industry This week, two U.S. airlines will be flying passengers on flights powered by biofuels for the first time. On Monday a Continental flight from Houston to Chicago used a biofuel blend made in part from algae, and Wednesday Alaska Airlines is set to fly passengers using a fuel made in part from cooking oil.<p>If all goes well, more airlines may start to use alternative jet fuels. But the shift is not without its challenges.<p>Alaska Air Group has focused on fuel efficiency in recent years to keep costs down and help the environment. Wed, 09 Nov 2011 05:01:00 +0000 KPLU-FM: Bellamy Pailthorp 774 at http://kazu.org Biofuels Start To Take Off In The Airline Industry