Solar and wind power are important, but really solving the climate crisis will take a whole new generation of energy-efficient technologies, and even new companies to develop them. But there's a growing force in the field — the green tech incubator.
Congress just passed legislation to create a national GMO labeling standard. If signed into law, it would override more stringent measures that went into effect in Vermont on July 1. Neither the food industry nor advocacy groups that oppose GMOs are pleased with the result.
Parks and natural areas can be an important part of international diplomacy and peace building between countries in conflict. That's according to University of Vermont professor Saleem Ali who edited the new book "Peace Parks: Conservation and Conflict Resolution." Dr. Ali talked with host Bruce Gellerman.
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.
Dealing with large amounts of manure on industrial livestock farms has never been easy, environmentally sustainable, or profitable, but that's starting to change. Living on Earth reports on a growing industry that capitalizes on the power poop.
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.
In the 1970's Alexander Solzhenitsyn moved his family to the small town of Cavendish, Vermont, and one of his neighbors was a 14 year old named Scott Bemis; Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Bemis about his relationship with the Solzhenitsyn family.
The increasing sizable Latino vote has been called a "sleeping giant," that if awoken could change the course of the election . The World's Matthew Bell updates host Lisa Mullins with the latest on the Hispanic turnout.