Bobby Bascomb

Bobby Bascomb

Bobby Bascomb is a freelance producer based in South Africa. Formerly she was a producer and reporter for the public radio program Living on Earth since 2006. With a background in environmental studies and geography, her reporting focuses on the often-complicated relationship between human development and environmental conservation. She has reported on critical environmental issues ranging from indigenous land rights to climate change.

Bobby has collaborated on a series of reports focused on deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, including an hour-long documentary. That work explored a United Nations mechanism to mitigate climate change by reducing tropical deforestation. She also reported on the construction of a highly controversial dam installation on the Madeira River at the border between Brazil and Bolivia.

Recent Stories

Removing Dams in Maine

Next year the first of two dams on the Penobscot River in Maine will be removed. The local hydroelectric utility will still generate the same amount of electricity, but biologists expect fish populations to increase dramatically.

Garden Girl in the City

It’s gardening season again but for urbanites that doesn’t have to mean just pansies on the porch. "Garden Girl" Patti Moreno tells LOE why she digs city gardening and how she grows so much food in so little space.

Sustainable City Gardening

Urban gardening can be much more than geraniums in a windowbox. Self-proclaimed Garden Girl, Patti Moreno, starts seeds inside her home and grows enough food to feed her family for the summer.

Damming the Amazon River

Brazil plans to build dozens of hydroelectric dams in the Amazon basin to prevent power outages when hosting the World Cup and the Olympics. But dams can disrupt sensitive ecosystems like those in the Amazon rainforest, and environmentalists and some indi

Sustainable City Gardening

It's gardening season again but for urbanites that doesn't have to mean just growing a pot of basil on the porch. "Garden Girl" Patti Moreno tells LOE why she digs city gardening.

Urban Jungle Monkey

Manaus, Brazil is a city of 2 million people completely surrounded by the Amazon rainforest. Pockets of forest lie within the city and are home to a rare monkey found nowhere else in the world.

Tradition Revived

Heritage turkeys, like the Bourbon Red and Blue Slate, are making a comeback at Thanksgiving tables across the country.

Greening the DNC

The Democratic National Committee set an ambitious goal to make this the greenest convention in history.