Brazil

Environment

Damming the developing world

While interest in building hydro-electric dams is waning in the U.S., developing nations are increasingly turning to rivers to power their growing economies. Guest: International Rivers Director Patrick McCully about dams in the developing world.

Environment

Rainmaking in the Amazon

The Amazon rain forest is a crucial player in the global climate system�for one thing it's a massive store of carbon, but The World's Alex Gallafent climbs a scientific tower in the Brazilian Amazon to explore another function: rainmaking.

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."

Urban Visionary

The success of Curitiba, Brazil's renowned sustainable city, can be traced to revolutionary urban planner and three-time mayor Jaime Lerner. He recently visited Living on Earth's studios for a conversation with host Steve Curwood.

Environment

Green goes to the boardroom

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.

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