Carol Diebel, the Director of Natural Environment at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Center, talks about the rare colossal squid captured off the coast of Antarctica that her lab is about to dissect.
It was a medical enigma: Why do many black patients respond differently to a class of heart drugs called beta blockers? Researchers now say a genetic variant allows 40 percent of black patients to produce their own version of the drugs. Dr. Stephen Liggett tells The Takeaway about his study and the potential impacts on health care.
Nguyen Qui Duc reports on how rising food costs are affecting people in Vietnam: the country is a major producer of rice and the government has halted exports to try and keep prices down at home, but even so, many Vietnamese are struggling to cope.
San Francisco Bay air officials are about to assess 1.2 million dollars in fees on businesses for emitting greenhouse gases. It's one of the first instances of a carbon tax in the United States, and the real motive may be to keep the idea of a carbon tax in play.
Some agriculture experts say demand for ethanol is to blame for the global crisis in food prices. They want Congress to back away from aggressive targets. But Living on Earth's Jeff Young finds little appetite for that on Capitol Hill.
Congressman Brian Baird wants Americans to use their economic stimulus checks to benefit the environment. What will people do with the money? Living on Earth's Bobby Bascomb hit the street to find out.