Environment

The Parking Garage

The Parking Garage

July 7, 2010

Parking garages have been part of the urban landscape for more than a century. How this often-maligned structure contributes to civic life and expands the future of transportation, architecture, and design.

Environmental Outlook: Electric Cars

Environmental Outlook: Electric Cars

July 6, 2010

The Environmental Outlooks Series: how electric cars could reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

The Safety of Seafood from the Gulf of Mexico

The Safety of Seafood from the Gulf of Mexico

July 1, 2010

The B-P disaster has raised concerns about possible contamination of seafood from the Gulf of Mexico. Setting safety standards for consumers and the fishing industry.

Monte Reel: "The Last of the Tribe"

Monte Reel: "The Last of the Tribe"

June 23, 2010

The story of a team of men who journey deep into the heart of the Amazon to find and protect a man believed to the lone survivor of an isolated tribe.

Drilling For Natural Gas and the Environment

Drilling For Natural Gas and the Environment

June 21, 2010

The U.S. has been called the Saudi Arabia of natural gas. Supporters say it’s a step toward a cleaner energy future. But a new HBO documentary raises environmental and health concerns. The risks and rewards of drilling for natural gas.

The Fate of Wildlife Caught in the BP Oil Disaster

The Fate of Wildlife Caught in the BP Oil Disaster

June 21, 2010

Tens of millions of gallons of oil have spewed into the Gulf of Mexico in the eight weeks since the BP disaster, creating an environmental catastrophe unparalleled in U.S. history. Assessing the damage to wildlife and consequences for the...

News Roundup - Hour 1

News Roundup - Hour 1

June 18, 2010

The Friday News Roundup. BP will set aside twenty-billion dollars for victims of the Gulf disaster. Senate Democrats push for an extension of jobless benefits and questions of possible election fraud in a South Carolina senate race.

President Obama's Oval Office Address on BP Disaster and Energy Legislation

President Obama's Oval Office Address on BP Disaster and Energy Legislation

June 16, 2010

The president's oval office address on the BP oil disaster and plans to revive stalled energy legislation. Reaction to the speech and the latest on efforts to help the stricken Gulf Coast region.

Paying for the Nation's Worst Oil Spill

Paying for the Nation's Worst Oil Spill

June 7, 2010

Cleaning up the BP oil disaster. The White House sent BP a $69 million bill for initial expenses. Total costs could reach into the billions. Who will pay for the nation's worst oil spill?

Juliet B. Schor: "Plenitude"

Juliet B. Schor: "Plenitude"

June 3, 2010

The economic and sociological factors behind ecological decline and how by developing new sources of wealth, green technologies, and different lifestyles, individuals and the country as a whole can be better off and more economically...

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