Jeffrey McNeely, chief scientist at the International Union for Conservation of Nature, discusses how the loss of mangroves, cleared for wood and to make way for shrimp farms and tourist development, led to major flooding and the loss of lives in Myanmar.
Economist Winona LaDuke talks with Living on Earth's Steve Curwood about the need to develop tribal economies without degrading tribal lands and beliefs.
The leading candidates for president are all counting on clean energy to create new jobs. But will those political promises come to pass? Living on Earth's Jeff Young says the election year battleground state of Ohio could offer some answers.
Diversity is needed for both strong culture and strong agriculture, according to Cuban agricultural scientist and musician Humberto Ríos Labrada. From Living on Earth.
Sixty-three years after the nuclear genie was let out of the bottle with the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the threat of nuclear warfare persists. But Dr. Bernard Lown, cardiologist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, has a prescription for survival.
Scientists are tapping the energy of scurrying hamsters to generate electricity. Liz Gross reports.
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 When reporter Cecilia Vaisman visited Curitiba, Brazil in 1994, she learned how a city with a growing population and outdated infrastructure transformed into a sustainable and wonderfully livable city, with lots of green space, recycling programs, and an efficient rapid transit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.
Four Harvard students invented a soccer ball that charges with every kick. The young inventors hope to harness the power of soccer fanaticism and turn it into clean energy. Living on Earth and Planet Harmony's Ike Sriskandarajah reports.