Environment

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.

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.

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