Environment

Clean Air Act Enforcement

August 29, 2001

A panel talks about the Clean Air Act: how its enforcement has changed since it was first enacted, the federal role in state lawsuits against pollution producers, and how the Bush Administration will implement the law.

Eroding Beaches

August 3, 2001

Municipalities in many coastal areas have embraced beach "nourishment" programs to fight the erosion of their coastlines. A panel talks about beach erosion: what causes it, how and why communities try to prevent it, and who pays...

Bush Administration and the Environment

April 23, 2001

The Bush Administration raised the hackles of environmentalists with decisions to suspend rules on arsenic levels in drinking water, on building new roads in national forests, and on other issues. A panel talks about the Bush...

Global Climate Change

February 22, 2001

Global climate change is a near-certainty and will only get worse, according to the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. A panel talks about the latest consensus findings from scientists who specialize in climate...

Energy Policy

February 13, 2001

President Bush wants to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and has other plans for managing America's rising energy demands. A panel talks about energy policy in the U.S. and the range of possible strategies for...

Power Deregulation

January 23, 2001

A conversation about how power deregulation in California led to rolling blackouts, and what other states can learn from the power crisis there.

North Pole Ice Cap

August 31, 2000

A panel of scientists discusses the recently observed open water at the North Pole, and the other submarine, ecological, and satellite findings about fluctuations in this arctic region.

Invasive Species

August 8, 2000

Plants and animals introduced to new environments can have an irrevocable, unexpectedly destructive impact. Diane moderates a discussion about why such incidents--and efforts to fight them--are on the rise, and whether it's even possible...

Urban Parks

April 26, 2000

Urban neighborhoods across the country are taking a second look at the community-building potential of their parks. A panel talks about why some urban parks work, why some don't, and how ordinary citizens can make all the difference.

Hotspots

April 17, 2000

Dr. Russell Mittermeier, president of Conservation International, and his wife, marine biologist Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier, explain the "Hot Spots" approach to preserving biodiversity. They'll talk about their work identifying...

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