Environmental Outlook

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.

Environmental Outlook: Can We Adapt to Climate Change?

August 2, 2011

Why the prospect of climate change doesn't have to be all gloom and doom and may in fact provide humanity with an opportunity to radically reinvent itself.

Environmental Outlook: The Military and Alternative Energy

July 5, 2011

The military goes green: How it's using renewable energy to cut costs and improve national security.

Juliet Eilperin: "Demon Fish"

Juliet Eilperin: "Demon Fish"

June 15, 2011

After 400 million years, one of the ocean's top predators is in trouble. A journalist explores man's fascination with sharks and why some species are facing extinction.

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