Nature

The Fate of Wildlife Caught in the BP Oil Disaster

The Fate of Wildlife Caught in the BP Oil Disaster

June 21, 2010

Tens of millions of gallons of oil have spewed into the Gulf of Mexico in the eight weeks since the BP disaster, creating an environmental catastrophe unparalleled in U.S. history. Assessing the damage to wildlife and consequences for the...

Skin Cancer:  Causes, Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment

Skin Cancer: Causes, Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment

June 3, 2010

Skin cancer: how to protect yourself and detect its early signs.

Peter Gleick:  "Bottled and Sold:  The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water" (Island Press)

Peter Gleick: "Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water" (Island Press)

May 27, 2010

Water went from being a free natural resource to one of the most successful products of the last century. The story of why that happened and how the daily choices we make about water affect our future and that of others around the world.

The Future of Commercial Whaling

The Future of Commercial Whaling

May 24, 2010

Many countries and environmentalists want the ban on hunting whales more strictly enforced. Whaling nations want it eased. A look at the International Whaling Commission's compromise "peace plan" and what it means to the future of the...

Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology

May 24, 2010

The creation of the world's first self-replicating, synthetic cell heralds a new era in biology. It also prompts moral, legal, and safety questions: Analysis of the potential benefits and ethical concerns.

Environmental Outlook: Bird Conservation

Environmental Outlook: Bird Conservation

May 4, 2010

Bird conservationists describe Gulf Coast rescue efforts, the threats posed by climate change and habitat loss to many kinds of birds, and international projects under way to identify and protect areas along the astonishing paths of many...

Fallout From The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Fallout From The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

May 3, 2010

A spreading oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico threatens shipping, wildlife, fisheries and tourism along the coast. Diane and her guests discuss how the government and the oil industry are responding.

Sy Montgomery:  "Birdology"

Sy Montgomery: "Birdology"

April 14, 2010

A naturalist on her adventures with hummingbirds, hawks and other feathered creatures. Why birds are far stranger, more wondrous – and more like us than we imagine.

Environmental Outlook: Geoengineering

Environmental Outlook: Geoengineering

April 6, 2010

Manipulating the Earth's climate

Savior Siblings

April 5, 2010

The medical and ethical issues of using in vitro fertilization with genetic testing to produce a baby who could be a genetic match to save the life of a sibling with a fatal illness.

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