Environment

Nuclear Power Plant Future

Nuclear Power Plant Future

November 9, 2010

Problems led to the temporary shut-down of two East Coast nuclear power plants over the weekend. The nuclear power industry – its safety record and its future.

Environmental Outlook: Harmony with Nature

Environmental Outlook: Harmony with Nature

November 2, 2010

Britain's Prince Charles wants revolution—a sustainability revolution. Our Environmental Outlook series considers his call for a new way of looking at the world based on harmony with nature.

Global Extinction Crisis & Biodiversity

Global Extinction Crisis & Biodiversity

October 28, 2010

New research documents the long term decline of the earth’s biodiversity: What species are most at risk and some conservation efforts that are making a difference.

Ted Fishman: "Shock of Gray"

Ted Fishman: "Shock of Gray"

October 21, 2010

For the first time in history, the world will soon be home to more people over fifty than under seventeen. Journalist Ted Fishman explores the complex economic, political, and cultural ramifications of the world's aging population. He...

Census of Marine Life

Census of Marine Life

October 6, 2010

The first global marine census uncovered more than a thousand new species and a huge variety of microbes. Why understanding life in the sea matters for life on land.

Environmental Outlook: The Vertical Farm

October 5, 2010

By 2050 an additional three billion people are projected to living on earth - most of them in urban areas: The case for sustainable cities, urban agriculture, and vertical farms.

The Pros and Cons of Genetically Altered Salmon

September 22, 2010

Salmon that grows twice as fast as conventionally farmed fish could become the first genetically modified animal approved for American consumption. The benefits and risks -- and concerns over how the product might be labeled.

Creating Livable Cities

September 16, 2010

Cities in the U.S. and around the world are discovering the economic and social benefits of improved urban spaces. Diane and guests discuss how bike lanes, pedestrian plazas, and attention to scale can transform city life.

Grace Pundyk: "The Honey Trail"

Grace Pundyk: "The Honey Trail"

September 8, 2010

Honey is a global food -- part of tradition, culture and trade. But it's not all sweet: the story also involves smuggling, deforestation and climate change. One woman explains what she found out when she went around the world in pursuit...

Environmental Outlook: Extreme Weather

September 7, 2010

Several parts of the world are coping with severe weather related events, including a record heatwave in Russia, severe flooding in Pakistan, mudslides in China, droughts in sub-Saharan Africa, and record high temperatures in parts of the...

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