Environmental Outlook

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.

Environmental Outlook: "The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature" by David Haskell

Environmental Outlook: "The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature" by David Haskell

December 4, 2012

Biologist David Haskell spent an entire year observing the same section of Tennessee forest. He writes about how the experience gave him insights into many of the biggest questions in science.

Environmental Outlook: Wildlife In Suburbia

Environmental Outlook: Wildlife In Suburbia

November 6, 2012

Diane and her guests discuss backyard wildlife and how well we are managing our animal neighbors.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Environmental Outlook: "American Canopy" by Eric Rutkow

May 1, 2012

How America's trees and forests shaped the nation.

Debate Over How to Teach Evolution and Climate Change

Debate Over How to Teach Evolution and Climate Change

April 9, 2012

Tennessee's legislature approved a bill that allows teachers to challenge theories of evolution and global warming. An update on the debate over science education.

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