Environment

Steven Rinella: "American Buffalo"

December 23, 2008

An outdoor enthusiast on the story of the American buffalos, its place in this country's history, and a first-hand account of a modern-day buffalo hunt in the Alaskan wilderness

State Ballot Inititiatives

November 3, 2008

A discussion of initiatives on the ballot in 36 states this November 4th. Voters will decide on initiatives ranging from abortion and state income taxes to same-sex marriage and affirmative action.

Midnight Regulations

October 28, 2008

A look at the regulatory changes made by presidents in the final days of their administrations.

Nancy Nichols "Lake Effect" (Island Press)

September 30, 2008

A journalist explores the link between the pollution in her Great Lakes town and the rare forms of cancer in her family.

Energy Debate in Congress

September 17, 2008

Election year politics fuel new energy tactics in the Congress. Tuesday House Democrats passed a bill to ease the ban on off-shore drilling and increase alternative energy use, while Republicans called the measure a political trick.

T. Boone Pickens: "The First Billion is the Hardest" (Crown Business)

September 2, 2008

The billionaire oilman shares lessons from his life and presents his views on energy policy.

Bird Watching and Listening

August 27, 2008

A history of one of the fastest growing outdoor activities in America, and two new guides to help you identify specific birds and their songs.

Presidential Candidates' Energy Proposals

August 6, 2008

The presidential candidates are going after each other on energy policy, but just how different are they on the issues? We take a look.

Paul Ehrlich: "The Dominant Animal" (Island Press)

July 24, 2008

Paul Ehrlich warned of a looming ecological crisis in his 1968 best-selling book, "The Population Bomb." Forty years later, he's back with a new look at how the impact human evolution has had on the environment may threaten the survival of...

Al Gore's Energy Proposal

July 21, 2008

Former Vice President and Nobel Prize Winner Al Gore is challenging the nation to clean up its energy act. A look at the goals he's laid out and the feasibility of undertaking a major shift to renewable and clean energy sources in just...

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