Energy

The State Department's Report On The Keystone XL Pipeline

February 3, 2014

The State Department released its environmental analysis of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. President Barack Obama has said he will make his decision based on the pipeline’s impact on climate change. Diane and her guests discuss what’s in the report and how it might influence the president's decision.

The Dangers Of Shipping Crude Oil By Rail And Calls For New Safety Rules

January 27, 2014

Shipping crude oil by rail increased sharply in the past decade and the National Transportation Safety Board has recommended stricter safeguards. What new safety rules could mean for industry, population centers and the Keystone XL pipeline.

Clive Hamilton: "Earthmasters"

January 15, 2014

In the face of global climate change, some scientists are turning to new technologies that can manipulate the Earth’s weather patterns. An Australian expert on climate change explores this growing field called geoengineering and what it means for human beings to be in control of the planet’s atmosphere.

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.

Gregory Zuckerman: "The Frackers"

November 14, 2013

A Wall Street Journal reporter tells the inside story about the group of ambitious entrepreneurs behind the fracking energy revolution. A look at how these headstrong "frackers" ignored experts, made their fortunes and dramatically transformed America’s energy production.

Eric Schlosser: "Command And Control"

Eric Schlosser: "Command And Control"

September 17, 2013

Investigative journalist Eric Schlosser explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: How do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them? He joins guest host Steve Roberts in studio to talk about his new book, "Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety."

Battling Wildfires In The West

August 27, 2013

Thousands of firefighters are struggling to control a giant wildfire threatening Yosemite National Park and San Francisco's water supply.

The Aftermath Of Oil Spills In Michigan And Arkansas

The Aftermath Of Oil Spills In Michigan And Arkansas

August 19, 2013

As the White House nears a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, communities in Arkansas and Michigan are still dealing with major oil spills. Diane and her guests discuss the safety of shipping oil through pipelines.

Managing The Nation's Electricity Needs

July 23, 2013

The recent heat wave across much of the U.S. has put new strains on the nation's electricity suppliers. Efforts by power companies to keep up with demand.

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