Environmental Outlook

Environmental Outlook: The Shrinking Monarch Butterfly Population

October 1, 2013

As Monarch butterflies head south for the winter, scientists fear their numbers might have dropped to new lows. In this month’s Environmental Outlook we discuss the mystery of Monarch migration and what’s causing the population to decline.

Environmental Outlook: Combating Light Pollution

September 3, 2013

America is losing its dark sky. Artificial light at night is harming sea turtles and other animals and has been linked to health problems in humans. For this month's Environmental Outlook, fighting light pollution.

Environmental Outlook: "What Has Nature Ever Done For Us?" By Tony Juniper

Environmental Outlook: "What Has Nature Ever Done For Us?" By Tony Juniper

August 6, 2013

One of Britain's leading environmentalists argues nature has an economic value that can be measured. For this month's Environmental Outlook: how money really can grow on trees.

Environmental Outlook: Jellyfish And The Health Of The Ocean

Environmental Outlook: Jellyfish And The Health Of The Ocean

June 4, 2013

Jellyfish have thrived for hundreds of millions of years, but now scientists are worried they’re doing too well. For this month's Environmental Outlook: What warming waters and overfishing mean for jellyfish and the health of the ocean.

Environmental Outlook:  Stink Bugs

Environmental Outlook: Stink Bugs

May 7, 2013

The brown marmorated stink bug tops the USDA's list of most invasive insects. Since arriving on the East Coast aboard a ship from Asia, they've spread to 40 states and threaten billions of dollars in crops. In this month's Environmental Outlook, we look at the biology and ecology of stink bugs and efforts to control their invasion.

Environmental Outlook: Dan Fagin: "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation"

April 2, 2013

For two generations, chemical companies in Toms River, N.J., dumped toxic waste. For this month’s Environmental Outlook, Diane and her guest discuss the life of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution.

Environmental Outlook: Air Pollution In China

March 5, 2013

For this month's Environmental Outlook: Air pollution across China is forcing authorities to cancel flights, close highways and suspend work at some factories. Exploring the cost of growth in China.

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.

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.

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