Energy

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.

W. Bernard Carlson: "Tesla: Inventor Of The Electric Age"

W. Bernard Carlson: "Tesla: Inventor Of The Electric Age"

July 10, 2013

The inventions of Nikola Tesla at the turn of the 20th century set the stage for how we produce and use electricity today. A new biography examines his visionary approach to invention and the business strategies behind his technological breakthroughs.

Josh Fox: "Gasland Part II"

Josh Fox: "Gasland Part II"

July 9, 2013

Filmmaker Josh Fox brought attention to the environmental risks of the method of natural gas extraction known as fracking in his 2010 documentary “Gasland.” He’s back with a sequel warning of even more profound dangers.

Environmental Outlook: New Conditions For The Keystone XL Pipeline

July 3, 2013

President Barack Obama tied approval of the Keystone XL pipeline to greenhouse gas emissions. For this month's Environmental Outlook: the latest hurdle for the proposed tar sands project.

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