Cell phones may be hazardous to your health. The science is inconclusive but some states want to require warning labels on cell phones. David Carpenter is director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany.
The city of Boulder, Colorado has a few smart grid homes already up and running. Host Steve Curwood talks with Kara Mertz, the Local Environmental Action Division Manager for Boulder about her city's smart grid plan.
Labels on bottled water make it difficult for consumers to discern what is in their water: has it been purified or tested? A Congressional hearing and new reports illustrate the lack of information that consumers have about what's in a bottle of water.
President-elect Barack Obama says when he takes office the United States will take strong action to combat climate change. Living on Earth's Ashley Ahearn reports that leaders and legislators have praised Obama for this promise.
With Detroit asking for another handout, now is the time to demand green cars from the Big Three automakers. UC-Davis Professor Daniel Sperling tells host Bruce Gellerman any bailout must require affordable, fuel efficient vehicles.
The slew of tropical storms that tore through the Caribbean have exacted a much higher toll on Haiti than neighboring nations. Dr. Paul Farmer, vice president of Partners in Health, says deforestation and poverty are responsible for much of the suffering.
President Bush's veto of the massive farm bill was plowed under by Congressional members eager to bring home some election year bacon. Guest: Daniel Imhoff, author of "Food Fight: The Citizen's Guide to a Food and Farm Bill," for the big picture.
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.
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