Environment

Growing Concerns Over Fracking

August 29, 2011

Widening concerns over natural gas fracking.

Environmental Outlook: Can We Adapt to Climate Change?

August 2, 2011

Why the prospect of climate change doesn't have to be all gloom and doom and may in fact provide humanity with an opportunity to radically reinvent itself.

Environmental Outlook: The Military and Alternative Energy

July 5, 2011

The military goes green: How it's using renewable energy to cut costs and improve national security.

Natural Gas: Promise and Perils

June 28, 2011

New questions about what's been called the fossil fuel of tomorrow: The natural gas industry faces scrutiny over its optimistic financial forecasts and the environmental safety of fracking.

Juliet Eilperin: "Demon Fish"

Juliet Eilperin: "Demon Fish"

June 15, 2011

After 400 million years, one of the ocean's top predators is in trouble. A journalist explores man's fascination with sharks and why some species are facing extinction.

Richard White: "Railroaded"

Richard White: "Railroaded"

June 13, 2011

An award-winning historian on the making of the transcontinental railroads in the 19th century: How they shaped modern America and why he thinks they laid the groundwork for today’s economic problems.

Ted Danson: "Oceana"

Ted Danson: "Oceana"

June 9, 2011

Ted Danson is best-known for his award-winning TV roles. But for twenty-five years he’s also been devoted to protecting the world's oceans. He talks with Diane talks about his journey from actor to activist.

Environmental Outlook: America's Wilderness

June 7, 2011

Environmental Outlook: The debate over protecting and using millions of acres of wild lands in the United States.

Environmental Outlook: Endangered Species Act

May 3, 2011

The recent budget bill included a rider removing some wolves from the Endangered Species Act. New debate over whether politics rather than science could determine an animal’s status.

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu

April 25, 2011

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu talks about rising gas prices, clean energy and climate change. The Nobel Prize-winning physicist defines the administration's energy strategy amid calls for deep cuts to his department's budget.

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