Environment

The Supreme Court's Decision on  EPA's Authority Over Power Plant Emissions

The Supreme Court's Decision on EPA's Authority Over Power Plant Emissions

June 24, 2014

The Supreme Court largely upholds the Environmental Protection Agency's right to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. We discuss what the ruling means for utilities and the Obama administration’s efforts to combat climate change.

The Environmental Outlook: Sustainable Seafood

June 3, 2014

For this month Environmental Outlook: A growing percentage of fish and seafood sold in markets around the world are being produced on seafood farms. We get an update on challenge of developing large scale sustainable ways to meet the world's demand for seafood.

Debate Over Proposed New EPA Limits For Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Debate Over Proposed New EPA Limits For Carbon Dioxide Emissions

June 3, 2014

We discuss details of the new rules proposed by President Barack Obama's administration and implications for global greenhouse gas levels, coal-fired power plants and the price of electricity.

Federal Land Management

Federal Land Management

May 12, 2014

The U.S. government owns approximately one of every two acres in Western states, but local lawmakers are renewing efforts to reduce federal control. Please join us to discuss the ongoing battles over grazing fees, drilling rights and protection for endangered species on federal land.

Environmental Outlook: The EPA Prepares Rule To Reduce Carbon Pollution

Environmental Outlook: The EPA Prepares Rule To Reduce Carbon Pollution

May 6, 2014

In June, the EPA is scheduled to release a proposed rule to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the country’s power plants. The regulation would be one of the most far reaching to date, targeting the biggest source of CO2 pollution. It...

The Battle For Political Control Of State Governments

May 6, 2014

Republicans have legislative majorities in 26 states and are working to build on that success. We discuss the battle for control of state governments and implications for environmental, economic and social policy.

New Efforts to Bring Extinct Species Back to Life

April 10, 2014

Scientists are attempting to bring extinct species back to life. Through recent breakthroughs in genetics, researchers hope to revive the passenger pigeon, woolly mammoth and others. But conservationists warn that "de-extinction" is no panacea to the current extinction crisis.

The West Virginia Chemical Leak and the Washington Mudslide: Politics, Regulations and Public Safety

April 8, 2014

A chemical leak that tainted West Virginia’s water supply and a mudslide that killed dozens in Washington are raising new questions about the role of private industry and environmental regulations.

Environmental Outlook: Gravitational Waves And The Big Bang Theory

April 1, 2014

An experiment at the South Pole appears to have picked up one of the most elusive signals from the early universe known as gravitational waves. Diane and her guests discuss the implications of the discovery on cosmology and how it could change our understanding of the Big Bang theory of the origin of the universe.

Environmental Outlook: New Strategies For Stopping The Elephant Ivory Trade

Environmental Outlook: New Strategies For Stopping The Elephant Ivory Trade

March 4, 2014

African elephants continue to be slaughtered for their tusks at an alarming rate - as many as 35,000 a year. For this month's Environmental Outlook, new strategies for stopping the illegal ivory trade and whether they can save the African elephant.

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