Bruce Gellerman

Predicting the End of the World

The Mayan Long Count Calendar comes to the end of its 5125-year cycle. New age prophecies, based on the ancient calendar, warn the world will end when the cycle concludes in December 2012. Living on Earth’s Bruce Gellerman travels to the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza to track down the truth.

REDD Debate

Part of the California cap and trade plan starting in November will encourage polluting companies to buy carbon credits from tropical countries committed to REDD, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation. Many environmental groups and scientists say it’s a win-win for preserving tropical forests and reducing carbon emissions. But others say not so fast.

GMO Trees

Genetically engineered tree plantations are touted as a solution to deforestation but they may lead to a greater loss of natural forest.

Water Footprinting

Everything we consume has a water footprint– the amount of water consumed in its manufacture. Now businesses are beginning to add up the risks and rewards of watching their water use.

Michael Recycle

It's a bird, it's a plane! No, he's the star of a book, and he's on a mission to get kids recycling.

Eco Elvis

The King is alive and recycled in Kansas City, Missouri. A dozen of Elvis’ most famous songs are re-tooled to raise environmental awareness.

Cape Wind Spin

One filmmaker chronicles the ten-year battle over a massive windfarm in Nantucket Sound, off Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

Oil Reserves

A look at the White House decision to open the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as a result of the loss of millions of barrels of crude oil production caused by the impact of Hurricane Katrina.

Which Way the Wind Blows

An Alaskan Congressman has introduced an amendment to a Congressional budget bill that would threaten the nation's first major offshore wind farm project.

New-Old Nukes

Thirty-two years after a serious accident at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in Alabama, the last of three reactors is re-opening for business.

Fencing the Weather

A fence that stretches nearly 500 miles through the Australian outback was intended to keep out rabbits but scientists say it's affecting the weather.