Bruce Gellerman

Southern Part of Keystone Pipeline Gets a Push

Cushing, Oklahoma, is called the pipeline crossroads of the world. It's the world's largest oil storage hub. President Obama announced a plan to fast track the southern leg of the Keystone pipeline to connect oil stores in Oaklahoma to refineries on the Gulf Coast.

ReThinking A Lot

Parking lots cover huge swaths of our landscape, but much of the time are unused. A new book delves beneath the surface, to show lots of uses for these ubiquitous spaces.

Re-mapping the Amazon

The Brazilian government has proposed to re-map the Amazon. This would remove protection for more than 200,000 acres of rainforest to make way for hydroelectric dams.

Cleaning up Fukushima

A year ago, a tsunami destroyed the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. The government is still trying to figure out how to clean up radioactive cesium in an area that is mostly mountainous and wooded.

Methane Hydrates: Fire and Ice

Japan is leading the way in researching methane hydrate. It's a very unconventional resource but if tapped, it could make the energy-poor nation more independent of imported fuel.

How Safe is Your Nuclear Power Plant?

After the Japanese earthquake and tsunami that hit the Fukushima nuclear power plant, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission surveyed U.S. nuclear reactor safety. The Union of Concerned Scientists took a look also—there’s some good news and there’s some bad news.


Moon Walkers

Author Andrew Smith talked to astronauts from the Apollo Moon program and found that their lives were indelibly changed by their mission. One of those astronauts, Alan Bean, tells LOE that his walk on the moon inspired him to paint about his experience.

Windy City Wileys

Chicago is a city that has everything -- beautiful architecture, great music, good food, a vibrant waterfront. And now it has something surprising  ? thousands of coyotes.

Ready or Not

LOE talks with a woman who runs a website of people who want information about what to do if the bird flu epidemic comes to town.

China's Environment

Journalist Dai Qing, jailed because of her opposition to the Three Gorges Dam project, talks to LOE about the politics of the environment in her native land, China.

Too Hot for the Trot

The Iditarod Trail stretches 1,150 miles through some of Alaska's roughest terrain. But patchy snow is forcing race coordinators to detour. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with race director Stan Hooley.