Environment

Environmental Outlook: Oil Subsidies and the Future of U.S. Energy Policy

February 1, 2011

A look at the big business of oil subsidies and the future of U.S. energy policies.

Environmental Outlook: The BP Oil Spill

January 4, 2011

The Obama administration is suing BP for clean-up costs and penalties. As part of our Environmental Outlook Series, Diane and guests explore the case against BP and provide an update on restoration efforts and the future of deep water drilling in the Gulf.

High Speed Rail in the U.S.

January 4, 2011

The Obama administration is trying to jump start the development of high speed passenger trains in the U.S. Diane and guests discuss the controversy over projects planned in California and Florida.

International Issues Outlook

International Issues Outlook

January 3, 2011

Foreign policy challenges in 2011. A look ahead at the U.S. role in Afghanistan and Pakistan, global economic trends and America’s influence in the world.

Grace Pundyk: "The Honey Trail" (Rebroadcast)

Grace Pundyk: "The Honey Trail" (Rebroadcast)

December 29, 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 of...

E.O. Wilson: "Anthill" (Rebroadcast)

E.O. Wilson: "Anthill" (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2010

"Anthill" is first novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist E. O. Wilson. It's the story of a boy transformed by an improbable love of ants. He risks everything, even his life, to save their pristine habitat in the wetlands of Alabama.

Environmental Outlook: Exoplanets and Dark Matter

December 7, 2010

Astronomers have identified more than five hundred planets in other solar systems that could harbor life: what space based observatories, state of the art telescopes, and researchers are teaching us about other planets and the future of our universe.

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.

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