Environment

Amy Stewart: "The Earth Moved" (Algonquin)

May 17, 2004

The earthworm may be small, spineless, and blind. But its impact on the ecosystem is profound. A garden writer tells us everything we've always wanted to know about worms.

Ocean Policy

April 22, 2004

A panel looks at the state of our oceans and discusses a just-released report by the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy.

David Attenborough

March 23, 2004

Britain's best-known natural history film maker reflects on his 50-year career in broadcasting.

Andrew Schneider: "An Air That Kills" (Putnam)

January 29, 2004

A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist tells the story of a small Montana town devastated by asbestos poisoning. He describes the risks people across America, Canada, Europe, and Asia continue to face from asbestos.

Tim Friend: "Animal Talk" (Free Press)

January 8, 2004

USA Today science writer Tim Friend takes us on a journey through the growls, cries, shrieks, rumbles, and roars of the animal kingdom. He draws on the latest research and his own field observations to break the code of communication...

Russell Train: "Politics, Pollution, and Pandas" (Island Press)

December 11, 2003

Russell Train has been both a Republican and an environmentalist for most of his life. He talks about his career at the EPA, the World Wildlife Fund, and other political and conservationist organizations.

Louisiana's Disappearing Coastline

July 22, 2003

A football field every half hour: that's an estimate of how fast land is sinking along Louisiana's Gulf Coast. The land at risk is currently home to more than 2 million people and is a key component of Louisiana's economy. A panel joins...

U.S. Ocean Policies

June 3, 2003

Diane talks with members of the Pew Oceans Commission, whose upcoming report describes declines in ocean wildlife and marine ecosystems, and recommends sweeping changes in U.S. ocean management.

EPA Administrator Whitman

May 20, 2003

Diane talks with EPA Administrator Christie Todd Whitman about environmental issues: the Pentagon's requests for exemptions from certain environmental laws, new rules for off-road diesel vehicles, the "Clear Skies" initiative, and...

Environmental Policy

November 19, 2002

A Republican controlled Senate could mean significant shifts in U.S. environmental policy. A panel discusses what changes may be ahead.

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