Environment

Peter Gleick:  "Bottled and Sold:  The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water" (Island Press)

Peter Gleick: "Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water" (Island Press)

May 27, 2010

Water went from being a free natural resource to one of the most successful products of the last century. The story of why that happened and how the daily choices we make about water affect our future and that of others around the world.

Readers' Review:  "Little Bee" by Chris Cleave

Readers' Review: "Little Bee" by Chris Cleave

May 26, 2010

The May Readers’ Review: A discussion of “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave. It’s the story of a teenage Nigerian girl and an educated British couple whose tragic encounter on an African beach forever alters their lives.

The Long-term Environmental Consequences of the BP Oil Disaster

The Long-term Environmental Consequences of the BP Oil Disaster

May 25, 2010

Oil from the BP disaster has entered currents that will likely carry it out into the Atlantic Ocean and possibly up the East Coast. Scientists on the long-term environmental consequences of the disaster.

The Future of Commercial Whaling

The Future of Commercial Whaling

May 24, 2010

Many countries and environmentalists want the ban on hunting whales more strictly enforced. Whaling nations want it eased. A look at the International Whaling Commission's compromise "peace plan" and what it means to the future of the...

Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology

May 24, 2010

The creation of the world's first self-replicating, synthetic cell heralds a new era in biology. It also prompts moral, legal, and safety questions: Analysis of the potential benefits and ethical concerns.

Setback in the Fight Against AIDS

Setback in the Fight Against AIDS

May 18, 2010

The global war against AIDS and why some see a new crisis on the horizon.

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

May 17, 2010

The 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.

The Gulf Coast Oil Spill and the Future of Offshore Drilling

The Gulf Coast Oil Spill and the Future of Offshore Drilling

May 13, 2010

The Gulf Coast oil spill calls into question future drilling plans: What the worst U.S. environmental disaster in decades could mean for new offshore drilling projects and prospects for a climate bill..

Environmental Outlook: Bird Conservation

Environmental Outlook: Bird Conservation

May 4, 2010

Bird conservationists describe Gulf Coast rescue efforts, the threats posed by climate change and habitat loss to many kinds of birds, and international projects under way to identify and protect areas along the astonishing paths of many...

Fallout From The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Fallout From The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

May 3, 2010

A spreading oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico threatens shipping, wildlife, fisheries and tourism along the coast. Diane and her guests discuss how the government and the oil industry are responding.

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