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Environment

Our stories cover science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the natural world and the environment

Business, Economics and Jobs

Food profiteering

With the higher costs of staple foods like corn and wheat some are making record profits. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with The Economist's John Parker about what's causing the global food crisis and who benefits from high prices.

Environment

Galapagos wind

Ecuador has just inaugurated its first wind farm on San Cristobal island in the Galapagos, and it's one of the world's largest wind-diesel hybrids. Spectrum Radio's Erico Guizzo visited the San Cristobal Wind Project and has our report.

Environment

Earthquake survivors

The World Mary Kay Magistad visits a stadium in Mianyang, China, where 30-thousand earthquake survivors have sought shelter; counseling is available, but few of the survivors have sought it.

Environment

Cargo, clean and quiet

Imagine a heavy-duty truck, fully electric, that can haul 60 thousand pounds for 30 miles on one charge. The seaport of Los Angeles is about to receive 25 electric port vehicles, and officials expect them to catch on at ports worldwide.

Environment

Aid report

Humanitarian aid groups all over the world are struggling to cope with back-to-back disasters in China and Myanmar, and The World's Julia Kumari Drapkin reports on how they decide where to focus their efforts.

Environment

Electric dreams could come true

Nissan pledges to build a zero emissions electric car by 2010. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with John O'Dell, senior editor of the website Green Car Advisor, about what the car will look like and how and when we might see a fleet of electric automobiles.

Arts, Culture & Media

Amazon bio-piracy

Host Marco Werman speaks with author Joe Jackson about bio-piracy in the Amazon rainforest; Jackson is the author of "The Thief at the End of the World: Rubber, Power and the Seeds of Empire."

Environment

Earthquake death toll rises

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from the earthquake-hit Chinese city of Dujiangyan; Chinese officials are warning that the overall death toll from Monday's quake could surpass 50,000.

Environment

Vigil for earthquake victims

Jessica Jones reports on a vigil held in North Carolina for victims of Monday's earthquake in China; many Chinese living in the United States want to find ways to help quake survivors.

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