Environment

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.

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.

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