Environmental Outlook

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.

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.

Death of a Parent

Death of a Parent

March 5, 2012

Helping children cope with the death of a parent

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...

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.

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...

Environmental Outlook:  Plastic Pollution of the Oceans

Environmental Outlook: Plastic Pollution of the Oceans

November 1, 2011

A seafaring environmental researcher describes the "Great North Pacific Garbage Patch." Captain Charles Moore explains why addressing plastic pollution could help save the world's oceans.

Environmental Outlook: Declining Political Support for Ethanol

October 4, 2011

The U.S. produces more than half the world’s ethanol. Yet, the once strong political support for the bio-fuel is, for the first time, showing signs of waning. As part of the Environmental Outlook series we discuss why an industry that was once the darling of the renewable energy sector seems to be falling out of favor.

Environmental Outlook: Battle Over the EPA

September 6, 2011

No fewer than seven Republican presidential candidates have vowed to either cut or close the EPA. As part of our environmental outlook series we discuss why the EPA has become such a lightening rod.

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