Nature

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.

Battling Wildfires In The West

August 27, 2013

Thousands of firefighters are struggling to control a giant wildfire threatening Yosemite National Park and San Francisco's water supply.

David Rothenberg: "Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise" (Rebroadcast)

July 5, 2013

A musician travels the world to study the science of bug music: what we can learn from sounds of crickets, cicadas and beetles.

Tim Gallagher: "Imperial Dreams: Tracking the Imperial Woodpecker Through the Wild Sierra Madre"

Tim Gallagher: "Imperial Dreams: Tracking the Imperial Woodpecker Through the Wild Sierra Madre"

April 25, 2013

A naturalist tracks the Imperial woodpecker through Mexico: He describes his dangerous expeditions through the Sierra Madre mountains to save a rare bird.

David Rothenberg: "Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise"

David Rothenberg: "Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise"

April 18, 2013

A musician travels the world to study the science of bug music: what we can learn from sounds of crickets, cicadas and beetles.

The Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline & Ongoing Debate Over US Energy Policy

April 2, 2013

The oil industry and labor unions are pushing the Obama administration to approve the Canada-to-Mexico Keystone pipeline: The ongoing debate over the future of U.S. energy policy.

The Science Of Sinkholes

March 20, 2013

Recent tragedies concerning sinkholes have been making headlines, but scientists say they've been occurring for eons. Experts join Diane to discuss the causes of sinkholes and what they can teach us about the environment.

Jessica Pierce: "The Last Walk:  Reflections On Our Pets At The End Of Their Lives"

Jessica Pierce: "The Last Walk: Reflections On Our Pets At The End Of Their Lives"

October 25, 2012

Bioethicist Jessica Pierce explores the practical, medical and moral issues facing pet owners at the end of a companion animal’s life.

Environmental Issues And The 2012 Presidential Race

October 24, 2012

Environmental issues and the 2012 campaign: What President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney say and don't say about energy independence, environmental regulations and climate change.

Cheryl Strayed:  "Wild:  From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" (Rebroadcast)

Cheryl Strayed: "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" (Rebroadcast)

October 8, 2012

Heartbreak and loss led a young woman to embark on an epic journey. Cheryl Strayed describes how she put her life back together while hiking the 1,100-mile Pacific Crest trail alone.

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