Full story - February 22, 2008
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.
Full story - July 17, 2009
Some of the richest countries are buying up large swatches of land in some of the poorest countries. Olivier De Schutter is the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. He discusses the ethical quandaries of this new colonialism with Living on Earth.
Full story - June 06, 2008
Investors have been pouring money into clean technology. Elise Potaka reports that money is increasingly following the technology to China.
Full story - May 29, 2009
From banning plastic bags to raising awareness about rising sea levels, kids are proving that they can be a powerful force in the battle against climate change. Living on Earth looks at several young leaders who are taking a stand to protect the planet.
Full story - April 18, 2008
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.
Full story - October 30, 2009
Living on Earth's Jeff Young visits the lab of a MIT scientist who got support to develop batteries made from molten metals. If it works, it could allow for massive storage of renewable energy for times when there's not enough sun or wind.
Full story - October 31, 2008
One city's plan to get fuel from human refuse. Sandy Larson reports.
Full story - February 06, 2009
Michael Callanan, executive director of the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, tells host Bruce Gellerman that investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency is a win for the environment and for blue collar workers.
Full story - June 13, 2008
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.
Full story - June 04, 2010
Cattle are often blamed for desertification and destruction of African land. In Zimbabwe, livestock are helping bring land back to life.