Full story - April 17, 2009
Scientists hope playing back recorded howls will help them keep track of wolves. Lindsay Breslau reports.
Full story - July 14, 2008
Ground-level ozone doesn't just hurt people, it's bad for plants, too. MIT researcher John Reilly tells host Steve Curwood about ozone's global and rural reach on crops.
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 31, 2008
One city's plan to get fuel from human refuse. Sandy Larson reports.
Full story - October 23, 2009
The energy we use comes with a hidden price tag in the billions of dollars, according to a new study by the National Academy of Sciences National Research Council. Host Jeff Young and Dan Greenbaum, NAS study panelist, break down the hidden costs.
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 - January 09, 2009
How will the trillion dollars that's going to be infused into the economy during the next two years be used? If Parris Glendening has his way, the money will stimulate sustainable equitable growth. Glendening is the president of the Smart Growth Leadership Institute and the former governor of Maryland. He tells host Steve Curwood the money should be invested in green infrastructure, including transportation and walkable communities.
Full story - May 08, 2009
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.
Full story - March 12, 2010
Nuclear waste is extremely difficult to clean up. But, as Emily Guerin reports, a new synthetic material can snap up radioactive ions like a Venus fly-trap devours insects. From Living on Earth.
Full story - May 09, 2008
Sociologist Joe Trainor of the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware says it's important to consider societal and cultural norms to figure out how best to provide aid to those suffering from the effects of a catastrophe.