Marsh Fork Elementary in West Virginia is located in the shadow of a coal mine. Ed Wiley is helping them get out.
March 22nd is Water Day, designated by the United Nations as a time to call attention to water woes around the world. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with Paul Faeth, executive director of Global Water Challenge, about some of the work non-profits are doing to bring water to communities in the developing world.
The Obama administration has committed to work with the global community to take action on climate change. Host Steve Curwood speaks with U.S. climate envoy Todd Stern and chair of the ad hoc working group of the UNFCCC Michael Zammit-Cutajar.
This year's winner of the Heinz Award for the Environment is Thomas FitzGerald. FitzGerald founded the Kentucky Resources Council and, for over 25 years, has worked pro-bono, helping Kentucky residents harmed by coal mining.
Experts are questioning whether the seafood with the "sustainable" labels from the Marine Stewardship Council is really environmentally responsible.
In honor of Earth Day, we revisit some of our favorite stories. When reporter Cecilia Vaisman visited Curitiba, Brazil in 1994, she learned how a city with a growing population and outdated infrastructure transformed into a sustainable and wonderfully livable city, with lots of green space, recycling programs, and an efficient rapid transit system.
The Obama administration is providing the agro-energy industry with funding and proposing new rules to help accelerate development of advanced fuels. Host Steve Curwood talks with Jim Lane, publisher and editor of BioFuels Digest.
Franklin D. Roosevelt launched his New Deal in the first hundred days of his administration. Will President-elect Barack Obama embark on an ambitious green New Deal when he takes office?
Manipulating matter at the molecular level opens amazing opportunities for new medicines and materials, But these materials also create potential risks to health and the environment. Jeff Young looks at nanosilver products already on store shelves.
With more than 30 million low-income children dependant on school lunches, it's important for the National School Lunch Program to provide students with nutritious and well-balanced meals. However, Ann Cooper claims these lunches do just the opposite.