Up and down the Mississippi River, new pressures are being put on America’s inland hydro highway, which helps deliver US goods and commodities to the rest of the world and allows trade flows to return. The strain on the river system is only becoming more acute with the impacts of climate change.
China was once one of the biggest buyers of US soybeans. Now that the trade war between the US and China has intensified, tariffs have been put on US soybeans. Now, farmers across the country are hurting.
The Chinese government took out a four-page advertisement in the Des Moines Register on Sunday. The ad was designed like a four-page newspaper section with various "articles" commenting on the trade war between the US and China.
Billions of dollars in additional funds for scientific research, including renewable energy research, earth systems observations and sea level monitoring were tucked inside the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending measure that passed on March 23, but the Trump Administration is still working to gut environmental regulations.
Creating green jobs in the next decade will spur the American economy towards future growth. That's according to Dr. Joseph Stiglitz, a 2001 Nobel Prize winner and economics professor at Columbia University, who talked with host Steve Curwood.
Some agriculture experts say demand for ethanol is to blame for the global crisis in food prices. They want Congress to back away from aggressive targets. But Living on Earth's Jeff Young finds little appetite for that on Capitol Hill.
As public officials and individuals seek fast solutions to economic woes, sustainable investor Woody Tasch advises investing in businesses that are good for the planet but slow in financial returns. He discusses his ideas and new book on Living on Earth.
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.
Change is in the air in Nepal, the answer to our Geo Quiz today. Nepal's new national assembly voted today to formally abolish the country's monarchy. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets details from the BBC's Rabindra Mishra in the capital Kathmandu.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks to musician Dan Zanes about his new Spanish-language album called "Nueva York." The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Mexican port city of Veracruz, located on shores of the Gulf of Mexico. The strategic seaport figures prominently in Mexican history, and the city's traditional music called "son jarocho" figures in the music of Dan Zanes.