Environment

Environmental Outlook: The Growing Demand For Air Conditioning

Environmental Outlook: The Growing Demand For Air Conditioning

August 7, 2012

In this month's environmental outlook, as worldwide demand for air conditioning is growing, so is concern over how increased use will contribute to global warming. The search for a cleaner way to cool.

Widespread Drought And Water Shortages

July 18, 2012

New data show more than half of the United States is experiencing moderate to extreme drought. Weather patterns, water shortages and crop prices.

Terrie Williams:  "The Odyssey of KP2:  An Orphan Seal, a Marine Biologist, and the Fight to Save a Species"

Terrie Williams: "The Odyssey of KP2: An Orphan Seal, a Marine Biologist, and the Fight to Save a Species"

July 11, 2012

A wildlife biologist tells the story of a two-day-old Hawaiian monk seal pup that was attacked and abandoned by his mother. It is a portrait of the unique relationship between a member of a critically endangered species and a scientist.

Environmental Outlook: Rising Sea Levels

July 3, 2012

In this month’s environmental outlook, a look at rising sea levels and what's at stake.

Environmental Outlook: "The Ocean of Life" by Callum Roberts

June 5, 2012

For this month's Environmental Outlook: protecting the world's oceans. A noted marine conservationist on how people are harming the seas with overfishing, pollution and greenhouse gases, and what can be done.

Hydraulic Fracturing In The Marcellus Shale

May 16, 2012

A supply glut and price collapse in natural gas is slowing down the hydraulic fracturing boom in some areas. How market forces, state regulations and health and environmental concerns are shaping development of the Marcellus Shale.

Environmental Outlook: "American Canopy" by Eric Rutkow

May 1, 2012

How America's trees and forests shaped the nation.

Environmental Outlook: Water & Global Security

April 3, 2012

The American intelligence community recently released a report warning that problems with water could destabilize various regions of the world over the next decade. The earth's rising population, climate change, and poor water management...

Environmental Outlook: Organic Food Standards

Environmental Outlook: Organic Food Standards

March 6, 2012

Organic food has become a $30 billion industry in the U.S. For this month's Environmental Outlook: How growing demand challenges core values of organic farming.

The Business of Recycling and Garbage

February 21, 2012

Americans generate some two hundred and fifty million tons of waste every year. Our options are to bury, burn or recycle it. Over half of it is buried in landfills, often after being transported across states lines. This is in part...

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