Environment

New York City Planning Commissioner, Amanda Burden

November 19, 2012

Diane talks with Amanda Burden about her work as the New York City Planning Commissioner and the challenges facing the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

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

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

November 14, 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.

U.S. Oil Production Boom

November 14, 2012

An exploration of the U.S. domestic shale oil boom and geopolitical power.

Environmental Issues And The 2012 Presidential Race

October 24, 2012

Environmental issues and the 2012 campaign: What President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney say and don't say about energy independence, environmental regulations and climate change.

Environmental Outlook: Elephants And The Ivory Trade

October 2, 2012

Tens of thousands of African elephants are being slaughtered every year to meet demand for ivory in China, the Philippines and Thailand. Inside the underground ivory trade and the future of Africa's elephants.

Debate Over Mandated Flame Retardant Chemicals In Furniture

Debate Over Mandated Flame Retardant Chemicals In Furniture

September 20, 2012

Most couches sold in the U.S. contain flame retardants, but critics argue these chemicals pose a serious health risk. Debate on the health risks of flame retardants in furniture.

James McClintock: "Lost Antarctica"

September 18, 2012

Giant predatory worms, 50-foot algae, sea spiders and leopard seals are some of the creatures living between the ice and snow of Antarctica. A leading expert on Antarctica explains what's in this fragile ecosystem and why it's under attack.

Environmental Outlook: "On a Farther Shore" By William Souder

September 4, 2012

For this month's Environmental Outlook: Rachel Carson’s "Silent Spring" was published 50 years ago this month. The book launched the modern environmental movement. Biographer William Souder on the life and legacy of Rachel Carson.

Manufacturing And Regulations

August 27, 2012

An industry report says manufacturers are overburdened with rules. But health, safety and environmental watchdogs argue regulations are not strict enough. The role of regulations in the U.S. economy.

New Consensus On Climate Change

August 14, 2012

Some climate change skeptics have reassessed their views. Diane and her guests discuss shifts in the debate on the role of humans in a warming world.

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