sustainability

Conflict & Justice

Rethinking biofuels in Europe

Biofuels have been touted as the best hope for reducing reliance on fossil fuels and limiting greenhouse gases. Now many scientists are raising doubts about that. Reporter Kathleen Schalch examines the debate over the costs and benefits of biofuels.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia's far east. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with David Quammen who wrote about this remote area ?where salmon rule? for this month's National Geographic.

Global Politics

Norman Borlaug's life and legacy

PRI's The World speaks with Lester Brown, head of the Earth Policy Institute, about the life and career of Norman Borlaug, a scientist whose work developing high-yield crops earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970. He died this past weekend.

Science, Tech & Environment

Rename that fish!

Catfish farmers use Asian Carp to control algae. Some escaped, posing such a threat that the White House had an 'Asian Carp Summit'. One solution to deal with the carp population is to eat them, but, Alex Gallafent reports, the current name doesn't sell.