Environment

Environmental Outlook: The Shrinking Monarch Butterfly Population

October 1, 2013

As Monarch butterflies head south for the winter, scientists fear their numbers might have dropped to new lows. In this month’s Environmental Outlook we discuss the mystery of Monarch migration and what’s causing the population to decline.

Langdon Cook: "The Mushroom Hunters"

Langdon Cook: "The Mushroom Hunters"

September 10, 2013

How exotic mushrooms make it from the field to our plates. A mushroom forager takes us into the underground world of hunting for porcinis, morels and truffles.

Environmental Outlook: Combating Light Pollution

September 3, 2013

America is losing its dark sky. Artificial light at night is harming sea turtles and other animals and has been linked to health problems in humans. For this month's Environmental Outlook, fighting light pollution.

Battling Wildfires In The West

August 27, 2013

Thousands of firefighters are struggling to control a giant wildfire threatening Yosemite National Park and San Francisco's water supply.

The Aftermath Of Oil Spills In Michigan And Arkansas

The Aftermath Of Oil Spills In Michigan And Arkansas

August 19, 2013

As the White House nears a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, communities in Arkansas and Michigan are still dealing with major oil spills. Diane and her guests discuss the safety of shipping oil through pipelines.

The Changing Suburbs

The Changing Suburbs

August 7, 2013

For decades, the suburbs were seen as ideal communities for middle and upper class families looking for good schools and safe communities. But now, suburbia is home to the largest and fastest growing poor population in the country.

Environmental Outlook: "What Has Nature Ever Done For Us?" By Tony Juniper

Environmental Outlook: "What Has Nature Ever Done For Us?" By Tony Juniper

August 6, 2013

One of Britain's leading environmentalists argues nature has an economic value that can be measured. For this month's Environmental Outlook: how money really can grow on trees.

Josh Fox: "Gasland Part II"

Josh Fox: "Gasland Part II"

July 9, 2013

Filmmaker Josh Fox brought attention to the environmental risks of the method of natural gas extraction known as fracking in his 2010 documentary “Gasland.” He’s back with a sequel warning of even more profound dangers.

Environmental Outlook: New Conditions For The Keystone XL Pipeline

July 3, 2013

President Barack Obama tied approval of the Keystone XL pipeline to greenhouse gas emissions. For this month's Environmental Outlook: the latest hurdle for the proposed tar sands project.

The Mission To Fly A Solar-Powered Plane Around The World

The Mission To Fly A Solar-Powered Plane Around The World

June 19, 2013

In 1999, the Swiss explorer Bertrand Piccard became the first person to circumnavigate the globe in a balloon. The journey took three weeks but he almost didn’t make it, nearly running out of fuel. That close call inspired Piccard to...

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