Environment

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.

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.

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