Steve Curwood

Mystery Route For Keystone XL

When landscape photographer Thomas Bachand tried to find out the exact route of the proposed pipeline for a photo project, the US State Department told him they couldn’t help him because they didn’t know.

Saving Ourselves- The Green Boat

With so many stories about global climate disruption, species extinction, and habitat loss, it’s no wonder that many people are feeling eco-anxiety these days. Mary Pipher’s newest book is called . It’s all about how we can save the earth and restore our mental health at the same time.

Obama’s Grand Climate Plan

President Obama recently made a historic speech in which he laid out a sweeping plan to reduce US carbon dioxide emissions from sources like coal and expand the use of renewables and natural gas.


The so-called trash animal has long suffered at the hands of angry Americans who can’t handle a little competition from prairie dogs, coyotes, Canada geese, or carp. Yet we tend to idolize the animals that we’ve driven to endangerment. Dave Johnson is the co-editor of a new book called , an essay anthology about "nature’s filthy, feral, invasive and unwanted species."

The Perfect Protein

We hear lots about the nutritional value of fish, but it seems to be getting more and more difficult to eat seafood sustainably. Andy Sharpless' new book†The Perfect Protein outlines†how we can better manage our fisheries in order to feed our growing population.

Nicaraguan Canal

The first ships sailed down the Panama Canal in 1914. Now, nearly one hundred years later, Nicaragua is considering building a canal of its own, with the help of a Chinese developer.

Winery Adapting to Climate Change

A new report suggests that by the year 2050 as much as half of South Africa’s wine growing region will no longer be able to produce wine as a result of climate change. South Africa’s first carbon neutral vineyard is adapting now and implementing creative solutions to reduce its contribution to greenhouse gas emissions.

Another Coal Port Bites The Dust

Developers are trying to build port facilities in the Pacific Northwest to ship Powder Ridge Basin coal to Asia, but half of the proposed projects have been canceled. Most recently, Kinder Morgan dumped its plans to build a facility at the Port of St. Helen’s on the Columbia River in Oregon.