Some scientists say the best place to grow the next generation of pharmaceutical drugs is within food crops. Living on Earth's Helen Palmer talks with Steve Curwood on recent scientific advancements in all things food and pharma.
Just how much water goes into making your hamburger or the jeans you're wearing? It's called a 'water footprint' and as global water supplies dwindle, some are trying to raise awareness about the water cost of our daily consumption.
Investors have been pouring money into clean technology. Elise Potaka reports that money is increasingly following the technology to China.
From anthems about clean energy to ballads on fresh fruit, a number of hip hop's socially conscious artists are on a green streak. Living on Earth and Planet Harmony's Ike Sriskandarajah explores the greening of hip hop. From Living on Earth.
More and more companies are finding ways to make economic growth with environmental benchmarks part of their mandates. Fred Krupp, author of 'Earth: The Sequel' and president of Environmental Defense Fund, tells host Steve Curwood, the profit motive that helped create global warming can also help solve it.
Jaguars travel amazing distances on their migration routes. Host Jeff Young talks with Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, president of the conservationist group, Panthera, about a novel way to get humans to co-exist with cats.
One city's plan to get fuel from human refuse. Sandy Larson reports.
Animal manure on industrial farms can wreak environmental havoc. At the University of Guelph in Ontario, microbiologist Cecil Forsberg has found a solution to the problem. He genetically modified pigs to produce low-phosphorous manure.
Just how much water goes into making the jeans you're wearing? It's called a 'water footprint' and as global water supplies dwindle, some are trying to raise awareness about the water cost of our daily consumption.
Three years after endorsing the use of DDT in poor countries to control malaria, the World Health Organization is reversing its policy. Brenda Eskenazi, an epidemiologist at UC Berkeley, talks with Living on Earth's Steve Curwood.