Energy

Peter Matthiessen: "The Birds of Heaven" (North Point Press)

February 19, 2002

Novelist and environmental activist Peter Matthiessen talks about his lifelong fascination with cranes, birds which can fly at heights of up to 20,000 feet. He'll talk about his travels to observe them in their habitat and to collect facts...

Wind Power

November 29, 2001

Diane and her guests talk about high-tech turbines, other technological advances, and other factors behind the growing popularity of wind power.

Alan Rabinowitz: "Beyond the Last Village"

November 26, 2001

Alan Rabinowitz of the Bronx Zoo's Wildlife Conservation Society talks about his explorations in northern Myanmar, which took him to remote areas rarely seen by outsiders.

The War on Terrorism and U.S. Energy Policy

October 17, 2001

A panel talks about how the war against terrorism could affect U.S. imports of oil from OPEC nations which account for almost half of our imported oil and how domestic energy policy and the economy might be affected.

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Alternative Energy

June 19, 2001

A panel talks about the latest research and developments in solar, wind, and hydropower and other alternative sources of energy, plus a look at U.S. energy politics.

Nuclear Industry

May 9, 2001

The Administration's declaration of an energy crisis has some experts suggesting another look at nuclear power as an alternative to fossil fuels. A panel talks about the nuclear power industry: its history, its growth potential, and the...

On the Job: "Green" Architects

May 4, 2001

As energy costs rise, so does demand for environmentally friendly design in commercial, residential, and public buildings. In May's installment of "On the Job," guest host Lynn Neary talks with three architects about building green.

Oil Prices

February 29, 2000

The price of crude oil hit $30 per barrel recently, and Americans are beginning to feel the effects when they buy heating oil and gasoline. A panel talks about why the price of oil is going up, how long it could continue to rise, and how...

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