Environment

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...

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.

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