Full story - March 05, 2010
A group of young men have come up with a clean, renewable replacement: bikes made of bamboo. Living on Earth's Jessica Ilyse Smith went to the Bamboo Bike Studio in Brooklyn, New York and has our story.
Full story - April 04, 2008
An article in "Nature" asserts that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has seriously underestimated the technological solutions necessary for the stabilization of the climate. The commentary is titled "Dangerous Assmptions" and it's co-authored by Senior Scientist Tom Wigley of the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
Full story - March 13, 2009
President Obama has called for a cap and trade system to limit the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change. Host Bruce Gellerman asks Professor Robert Stavins for a primer on how the environment and people can profit from pollution.
Full story - October 24, 2008
Better Place, an electric car company, aims to put electric cars -- and the infrastructure to power them -- on roads in the next four years. Living on Earth talks with Wired magazine's Daniel Roth about the startup's unique approach to greening roadways.
Full story - October 08, 2010
University of Minnesota scientist Marla Spivak has received a Macarthur genius grant for her work studying bees and trying to save them from 'colony collapse disorder.'
Full story - May 30, 2008
Dutch scientists have figured out how to harness the sun as it beats down on hot highways - cutting heating and road repair bills. Annie Jia reports.
Full story - May 22, 2009
Federal funds to train workers for green jobs in the future are soon going to flow but the nation's education system is ill equipped to teach the workforce skills that will be needed. Living on Earth's Bruce Gellerman visits Boston-based JFY Networks.
Full story - January 23, 2009
No matter what we do to limit greenhouse gases now, the climate is going to change. The question is: by how much, and can we adapt ecosystems so they're better able to stand the stresses and strains of climate disruption?
Full story - August 15, 2008
It's fast, it's reliable, and it's transforming how scientists do their research. Spectrum Radio's Jean Kumagai reports on a wireless sensor network called HP-WREN.
Full story - September 25, 2009
Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, the filmmakers behind the documentary, 'King Corn,' are at it again. This time they've planted rows of vegetables in the back of a Dodge pickup to show that food can be grown just about anywhere. On Living on Earth.