Mixing Oil and Water

In Kern County California, scarce clean water is being turned to steam in order to get increasingly heavy oil out of the ground.

Global Politics

Pipeline Troubles

Anchor Aaron Schachter talks with The World's environment editor Peter Thomson about an oil spill that may have big consequences for a plan to pump oil from Alberta to the Pacific Ocean, and play into the fight over the Keystone oil pipeline in the US.

Conservation Canine

Scientists at the University of Washington are putting rescue dogs to work for science. The Conservation Canines are helping to save endangered species from the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico to the Alberta tar sands.