Environment

Jane Goodall

April 8, 2002

Jane Goodall has devoted more than 40 years of her life to the study of chimpanzees in Tanzania, and to other projects promoting environmental preservation and world peace. She joins Diane to talk about her work and about a new National...

Invasive Plants

February 25, 2002

Invasive plants infest about one hundred million acres in the U.S. each year, costing American industry billions of dollars. Diane and her guests talk about the risks of invasive weeds and how to identify, prevent, and control them.

Interior Secretary Gale Norton

January 14, 2002

Diane talks to Interior Secretary Gale Norton about the Florida Everglades, land use regulations, endangered species, and her vision for management of the country's natural resources.

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.

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