The World's Julia Kumari Drapkin reports that critics have long complained about the environmental costs of bottled water, and those costs are a concern when the bottled water come to the US from the Pacific islands of Fiji
More and more companies are finding ways to make economic growth with environmental benchmarks part of their mandates. Fred Krupp, author of 'Earth: The Sequel' and president of Environmental Defense Fund, tells host Steve Curwood, the profit motive that helped create global warming can also help solve it.
In honor of Earth Day, we revisit some of our favorite stories. When reporter Cecilia Vaisman visited Curitiba, Brazil in 1994, she learned how a city with a growing population and outdated infrastructure transformed into a sustainable and wonderfully livable city, with lots of green space, recycling programs, and an efficient rapid transit system.
Curitiba, Brazil's model sustainable city, was largely the brainchild of Jaime Lerner. As three-time mayor of the city, he created a rapid transit bus system, increased the amount of green space, and encouraged children and adults alike to recycle. Jaime Lerner joins host Steve Curwood and says all cities have the potential for environmental success.
The World's Gerry Hadden reports that Spain's government is starting to enforce a law aimed at protecting the country's coastline, and it's now demolishing structures built illegally on the country's beaches, even though that's upsetting many homeowners.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Ellesmere Island. An international dog sled expedition led by explorer Will Steger is currently crossing the island in an effort to document the effects of climate change.