Agriculture

California’s Drought and U.S. Food Prices

California’s Drought and U.S. Food Prices

July 17, 2014

California supplies a sizable majority of the fruits, vegetables and nuts in the U.S. But the state is suffering through the third year of a devastating drought.

The Environmental Outlook: Debate Over Ethanol And The Future Of Biofuels (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2013

For this month's Environmental Outlook: The EPA has proposed reducing the amount of ethanol required to be mixed with gasoline. Debate over U.S. ethanol policy and the future of advanced biofuels.

The Environmental Outlook: Debate Over Ethanol And The Future Of Biofuels

December 3, 2013

For this month's Environmental Outlook: The EPA has proposed reducing the amount of ethanol required to be mixed with gasoline. Debate over U.S. ethanol policy and the future of advanced biofuels.

Turmoil In Egypt

July 8, 2013

With Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi deposed and dozens of protesters dead after clashes with the military, the nation is once again in a state of turmoil. The unfolding events in Egypt and implications for U.S. policy.

Environmental Outlook:  Stink Bugs

Environmental Outlook: Stink Bugs

May 7, 2013

The brown marmorated stink bug tops the USDA's list of most invasive insects. Since arriving on the East Coast aboard a ship from Asia, they've spread to 40 states and threaten billions of dollars in crops. In this month's Environmental Outlook, we look at the biology and ecology of stink bugs and efforts to control their invasion.

Fertilizer Plant Safety And Oversight

April 23, 2013

The fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, raises questions about the safety of similar facilities around the country. Concerns over how fertilizer plants are regulated and risks to the public.

Hostage Crisis In Algeria

January 17, 2013

Americans at an oil facility in Algeria were among a number of people taken hostage yesterday. An Islamic militant group has claimed responsibility. An update on the crisis.

Environmental Outlook:  "American Canopy" by Eric Rutkow (Rebroadcast)

Environmental Outlook: "American Canopy" by Eric Rutkow (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2012

How America's trees and forests shaped the nation.

Wendell Berry: "A Place in Time: Twenty Stories Of The Port William Membership" (Rebroadcast)

Wendell Berry: "A Place in Time: Twenty Stories Of The Port William Membership" (Rebroadcast)

December 25, 2012

Farmer and author Wendell Berry writes about characters who've lived in an imaginary town in Kentucky for generations. He explains why this way of life is threatened, and why we need a national agricultural policy based on ecological principles to protect it.

Wendell Berry: "A Place in Time: Twenty Stories Of The Port William Membership"

Wendell Berry: "A Place in Time: Twenty Stories Of The Port William Membership"

November 14, 2012

Farmer and author Wendell Berry writes about characters who've lived in an imaginary town in Kentucky for generations. He explains why this way of life is threatened, and why we need a national agricultural policy based on ecological principles to protect it.

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