Jeff Young

Turning On Tidal Power

In honor of Earth Month we are updating some of our favorite stories. This week, we hear about the potential for ocean tides to create electricity to power the grid.

Capitol Hill Pollution Under Fire

In 2009, Jeff Young reported on protests against the use of coal at the Capitol Power plant, which supplies energy to Capitol Hill. Although the plant has taken steps to transition towards natural gas, today it still burns small amounts of coal. Now, DC City Councilman Tommy Wells wants to pass legislation that would prohibit the burning of coal inside the city limits.

Weatherization Projects

Home weatherization and energy efficiency are called the "low hanging fruit" in the effort to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But at the ground level in Boston, efficiency advocates struggle to overcome language barriers, layers of bureaucracy and other complications.

Toxic Tide - Discovering the Health Effects of the Deepwater Disaster, Part 2

Gulf Coast residents wonder if their health complaints are connected to BP’s oil spill. In part two of this special report, scientists explain their search for answers in their data from the Deepwater disaster. They’re finding a number of ways people might have been exposed, from fumes rising off the oil and dispersants to a rare phenomenon known as "oil rain."

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Environment

Fueling the food crisis

Some agriculture experts say demand for ethanol is to blame for the global crisis in food prices. They want Congress to back away from aggressive targets. But Living on Earth's Jeff Young finds little appetite for that on Capitol Hill.

Environment

On the farm with the Farm Bill

The farm bill gives mixed messages to farmers when it comes to the environment ? boosting conservation programs at the same time it subsidizes harmful farming practices. Living on Earth's Jeff Young spent some time down on the farm to learn more.