The Center for Food Safety recently argued in front of the Supreme Court that genetically modified crops will likely cause irreparable harm. From Living on Earth.
In order to meet its Kyoto Protocol obligations, New Zealand must limit greenhouse gases from its biggest contributors, sheep and cattle. Mark Aspin (Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium) is developing livestock that produce less methane.
A small school of robotic fish will soon be released off the shores of northern Spain to search for water pollutants. Host Bruce Gellerman speaks with research scientist Luke Speller, leader of the SHOAL project.
Many low-income neighborhoods in the United States lack access to fresh and affordable fruits and vegetables. In New York City, a number of programs are working to close the food gap by bringing healthy foods close to home. On Living on Earth.
Instead of boycotting irresponsible companies, Carrotmobs inspire masses of people to patronize responsible companies.
Heavy metals can't hide from a new pocket-tester, designed to measure levels of dangerous metals with just a prick of a finger or a drop of saliva. Living on Earth's Margaret Rossano reports.
Climate change will hit the poor and disadvantaged the hardest, not just in developing countries abroad but also here at home. Study co-author Rachel Morello-Frosch talks with host Jeff Young about how this climate gap works and how we can close it.
Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Dr. F. Jeffrey Martin talks with host Steve Curwood about capturing carbon dioxide from the air to make gasoline.
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 world's largest retailer says it won't do business with suppliers who violate environmental laws. But can Wal-Mart's low-cost mission align with its lofty goals for sustainability? Host Bruce Gellerman talks with green business consultant Andrew Winston about how Wal-Mart can clean up its act while cleaning up the environment.