Environment

From megawatts to negawatts

Instead of consuming megawatts, the founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute says we need to be producing negawatts. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with Amory Lovins about his energy efficient lifestyle.

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Green grocer

A Whole Foods store in Connecticut is the first supermarket in the country to get all its power from a stationary fuel cell. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with Bob Remick, director of the National Renewable Energy Lab, about how fuels cells work and the promise of fuel cell technology.

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EU's unintended victims: vultures

Europe issued a ban on leaving dead livestock in the fields to prevent the spread of mad cow and related diseases, but that measure has caused some unintended problems for Spain's vultures: they're starving,

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Geo answer: Canada

The answer to today's Geo Quiz - name the country that designed Dextre, the new robot at the International Space Station - is Canada.

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Mark Cutkosky

Stanford University roboticist Mark Cutkosky talks about a new trend in engineering known as "biomimetics" in which engineers try to utilize principles drawn from nature in their designs.

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Disappearing salmon

Faith talks to Peter Moyle, a professor of fish biology and conservation at UC Davis, about the sudden collapse of the wild Chinook salmon population in northern California.

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U.N. World Water Day

March 22nd is Water Day, designated by the United Nations as a time to call attention to water woes around the world. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with Paul Faeth, executive director of Global Water Challenge, about some of the work non-profits are doing to bring water to communities in the developing world.

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Bloggers in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia bans political parties and limits free expression, but young Saudis are pushing the limits of those restrictions by blogging, as Kate Seelye has the story.

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Wealth and health

When it comes to your personal health, diet and exercise are great but your salary and zip code could be bigger factors in how long you will live. That's the message behind the new PBS series 'Unnatural Causes, Is Inequality Making us Sick?' Host Bruce Gellerman speaks with Llewellyn Smith, co-executive producer of the series.

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