Environment

Environmental Outlook: Air Pollution In China

March 5, 2013

For this month's Environmental Outlook: Air pollution across China is forcing authorities to cancel flights, close highways and suspend work at some factories. Exploring the cost of growth in China.

Singer/Songwriter, Author And Activist Carole King

March 4, 2013

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Carole King on her decades-long career in music, her work for women’s rights and environmental advocacy.

Jim And Jamie Dutcher: "The Hidden Life of Wolves"

Jim And Jamie Dutcher: "The Hidden Life of Wolves"

February 7, 2013

From 1990 to 1996, Jim and Jamie Dutcher lived among a pack of gray wolves just outside Idaho's Sawtooth Wilderness. During these years of observation, the Dutchers say they found these often misunderstood animals to be highly social, communicating and bonding with family in a way humans could easily understand.

Environmental Outlook: The Keystone XL Pipeline

February 5, 2013

For this month's Environmental Outlook: environmental, economic and political implications of the State Department's upcoming decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Al Gore: "The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change"

January 31, 2013

Former Vice President Al Gore believes we are at the dawn of a new future. The Nobel Peace Prize winner has identified six forces he believes are remaking the world, from economic globalization to the digital revolution to -- no surprise here -– climate change.

Gregory Stone: "Underwater Eden: Saving The Last Coral Wilderness On Earth"

Gregory Stone: "Underwater Eden: Saving The Last Coral Wilderness On Earth"

January 14, 2013

Most of the world’s oceans are in serious decline. But the corals and marine life in the waters around The Phoenix Islands are thriving. How this previously little-known, remote wilderness in the Pacific became one of the highest profile international conservation priorities.

Environmental Outlook: Strategies For Limiting Carbon Emissions

January 8, 2013

California's landmark cap-and-trade law goes into effect this month. The Congressional Research Service reports that a modest tax on carbon emissions could cut the federal deficit in half. But industry groups say such approaches kill jobs. For this month's Environmental Outlook, Diane and guests discuss pros and cons of pricing carbon emissions.

Environmental Outlook:  "American Canopy" by Eric Rutkow (Rebroadcast)

Environmental Outlook: "American Canopy" by Eric Rutkow (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2012

How America's trees and forests shaped the nation.

Wendell Berry: "A Place in Time: Twenty Stories Of The Port William Membership" (Rebroadcast)

Wendell Berry: "A Place in Time: Twenty Stories Of The Port William Membership" (Rebroadcast)

December 25, 2012

Farmer and author Wendell Berry writes about characters who've lived in an imaginary town in Kentucky for generations. He explains why this way of life is threatened, and why we need a national agricultural policy based on ecological principles to protect it.

Environmental Outlook: "The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature" by David Haskell

Environmental Outlook: "The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature" by David Haskell

December 4, 2012

Biologist David Haskell spent an entire year observing the same section of Tennessee forest. He writes about how the experience gave him insights into many of the biggest questions in science.

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