Environment

Environmental Outlook: Saving Chocolate

February 7, 2012

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and Americans are expected to spend around seven hundred million dollars on chocolate. We consume almost three billion pounds of this sweet treat annually and we’re not alone. The world’s appetite...

Exotic Animal Industry in the U.S.

February 1, 2012

The right to own pythons, tigers, chimps and other exotic pets depends on where in the US you live. The legal US wildlife industry doesn’t get much national attention unless someone is hurt, an exotic pet gets loose or an ecosystem is...

Analysis of President Obama's State of the Union Address

January 25, 2012

Diane and guests discuss President Obama's State of the Union Address.

New Catch Limits to Preserve U.S. Fisheries

January 10, 2012

The U.S will be the first in the world to impose catch limits on its fisheries. Diane and guests take a look at what the new regulations will mean for fish populations and commercial and recreational fishing.

Environmental Outlook: Labels for Genetically Modified Foods

January 3, 2012

In 1992 the FDA ruled against requiring labels for genetically engineered foods. Join us for a panel discussion on the rationale for that decision and why some are urging the FDA to reconsider its stance.

Richard White: "Railroaded" (Rebroadcast)

Richard White: "Railroaded" (Rebroadcast)

December 28, 2011

An award-winning historian on the making of the transcontinental railroads in the 19th century:How they shaped modern America and why he thinks they laid the groundwork for today’s economic problems.

Declining U.S. Bat Population (Rebroadcast)

Declining U.S. Bat Population (Rebroadcast)

December 26, 2011

More than 1 million bats have died from white-nose syndrome in the past four years. What’s causing the disease and how a declining bat population affects the environment and the U.S. economy.

New Concerns Over Hydraulic Fracturing

New Concerns Over Hydraulic Fracturing

December 19, 2011

This month we’ve seen a lot of stories on fracking, hydraulic fracturing to get natural gas from shale. Among these, an EPA statement on water pollution, a report on earthquakes happening in unusual areas, fights over which government...

Environmental Outlook: Durban Climate Talks

December 6, 2011

Earlier today, the head of the United Nations Evironmental Program said, "We are not moving fast enough. We are losing time.” He was addressing the 194 nation U.N. climate summit in durban, south africa. The talks are their second...

Kennedy Warne: "Let Them Eat Shrimp:  The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforests of the Sea"

Kennedy Warne: "Let Them Eat Shrimp: The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforests of the Sea"

November 29, 2011

How shrimp farming, coastal development and natural disasters are threatening mangrove forests - one of the most important but least understood ecosystems on earth.

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