Environment

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.

Rising Food Prices

April 16, 2008

Food prices are on the rise at home and abroad. World leaders are calling for action to ease the crisis. Our panel of experts will discuss what’s behind the higher prices and what, if anything, can be done about them in the short and...

James Gustave Speth: "The Bridge at the Edge of the World" (Yale)

March 27, 2008

A leading environmentalist explains how American-style consumer capitalism harms the planet and what must be done to save the earth for future generations.

Matthew Parker: "Panama Fever" (Doubleday)

March 26, 2008

The Panama Canal remains one of the engineering marvels of all time. Author Matthew Parker examines the cost - in lives and treasure - of what Theodore Roosevelt called 'one of the great works of the world.'

Jeffrey Sachs: "Common Wealth" ( Penguin Press)

March 20, 2008

As the population of the world continues to grow, greater stresses are placed on the global economic system. Jeffrey Sachs explains what issues imperil the world and what can be done to make room for everyone on a crowded planet.

Crop Diversity and Seed Banks

March 10, 2008

The opening of a global seed bank in Norway highlights the vital role seeds play in the global food chain. Diane and her guests discuss the role of seed banks, the importance of crop diversity, and the relationship between corporate and...

Nuclear Power

February 27, 2008

With the nation's increasing demand for energy sources, a look at whether nuclear power is making a comeback and how much it will cost to address security and environmental concerns.

Binka Le Breton: "The Greatest Gift" (Doubleday)

February 26, 2008

In 2005 an American nun was murdered in the Amazonian rainforest in Brazil. For forty years she worked on behalf of the poor, the landless, and the forest. The life and death of Sister Dorothy Stang.

Michael Shnayerson: "Coal River" (FSG)

January 24, 2008

A look at the impact mountaintop mining is having on the environment and the health of communities living in southern West Virginia and what's been done about it.

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