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...

J.E.N. Vernon: "A Reef in Time" (Harvard)

July 14, 2008

An expert on coral reefs explains why Australia's Great Barrier Reef, and coral reefs the world over, are in danger of becoming extinct.

James Hansen

June 23, 2008

On the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking global warming testimony before the U.S. Senate, James Hansen discusses his belief that the planet is dangerously close to tipping points that would be extremely difficult to reverse. The NASA...

Cap and Trade Legislation

June 3, 2008

The Senate is debating a bill that would reduce U.S. carbon emissions through a cap and trade system. Supporters says the measure is a good first step in fighting global warming, while opponents, including President Bush, say the measure...

Alexandra Fuller: "The Legend of Colton H. Bryant: (Penguin Press)

May 21, 2008

The true story of a modern American cowboy who dies in a tragic fall off an oil rig in 2006 at the age of 25.

Aid Relief Efforts in Burma and China

May 15, 2008

The natural disasters in Burma and China have left tens of thousands dead. Our panel will discuss the latest efforts to get aid to people in the stricken areas and the challenges facing aid organizations.

David Rothenberg: "Thousand Mile Song" (Basic Books)

May 7, 2008

In his last book David Rothenberg explored why birds sing. Now he examines the mystery of whale songs. He travels the world to study and play duets with the world's largest mammals.

Martha Sherrill: "Dog Man" (Penguin)

April 21, 2008

The remarkable story of a man who helped save the Akita - a breed of Japanese hunting dogs with a four thousand year history that almost became extinct at the end of World War Two.

Cap and Trade

April 21, 2008

President Bush recently unveiled a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions beginning in 2025. Critics say it does not do enough to address global warming. What to do about climate change.

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