Environment

Toxic Chemical Spills In West Virginia And North Carolina

February 24, 2014

Thousands of West Virginians are still fearful of using tap water after a chemical leak. And coal ash contaminated a major river with arsenic in North Carolina. Diane and her guests discuss recent chemical spills and ongoing concerns over safety of the U.S. water supply.

Melinda Gates On Philanthropy

February 12, 2014

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has spent $27 billion to reduce poverty and disease around the world. Melinda Gates on the foundation's philanthropic efforts and why she's passionate about supporting women and girls.

Implications Of A World Without Snow

February 11, 2014

Since the 1970s, the rate of winter warming per decade in the U.S. has accelerated significantly. Why some say it's time to think about the implications of a world without snow.

Environmental Outlook: Controversy Over Dolphin Hunting In Japan

February 4, 2014

U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy recently made news when she called dolphin hunting in Japan “inhumane.” The Japanese government says it’s part of the nation’s tradition. For this month's Environmental Outlook: controversy over killing dolphins in Japan.

The State Department's Report On The Keystone XL Pipeline

February 3, 2014

The State Department released its environmental analysis of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. President Barack Obama has said he will make his decision based on the pipeline’s impact on climate change. Diane and her guests discuss what’s in the report and how it might influence the president's decision.

New Chemical Identified In West Virginia's Elk River Spill

January 23, 2014

A chemical spill left 300,000 West Virginians without safe tap water. Now, weeks later, officials say they've identified a second chemical. An update on the spill and safeguarding Americans' water supply.

Clive Hamilton: "Earthmasters"

January 15, 2014

In the face of global climate change, some scientists are turning to new technologies that can manipulate the Earth’s weather patterns. An Australian expert on climate change explores this growing field called geoengineering and what it means for human beings to be in control of the planet’s atmosphere.

Update On The West Virginia Chemical Spill And The Safety Of Other States' Water Supplies

January 14, 2014

Following last week’s chemical spill, hundreds of thousands of West Virginians continue to live without safe running water. An update on the crisis and whether other states’ water supplies are at risk.

Chang-Rae Lee: "On Such A Full Sea"

January 13, 2014

Award-winning author Chang-rae Lee talks about the genesis for his new dystopian novel. It is a cautionary tale of income inequality, class divisions and environmental decline.

Environmental Outlook: "A Feathered River Across The Sky" By Joel Greenberg

January 7, 2014

For this month’s Environmental Outlook, Diane and her guest discuss the passenger pigeon’s flight to extinction and what it teaches us about the importance of conservation.

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