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Tuscany textiles

We're looking for a city in Tuscany for our Geo Quiz today. It's known for its fabrics, its delicious biscotti, and now for its growing Chinese community. The city has the second largest Chinese immigrant population in Italy.

Environment

Green jobs for blue collar votes

The leading candidates for president are all counting on clean energy to create new jobs. But will those political promises come to pass? Living on Earth's Jeff Young says the election year battleground state of Ohio could offer some answers.

Environment

Green jobs hot topic

Host Steve Curwood talks with Phil Angelides, chairman of the board of the Apollo Alliance, a coalition of business, labor, and environmental groups that promotes clean energy technology and the creation of green jobs.

Environment

A green new deal

Franklin D. Roosevelt launched his New Deal in the first hundred days of his administration. Will President-elect Barack Obama embark on an ambitious green New Deal when he takes office?

Environment

After the Floods

Villagers in a region of Yunnan Province, China whose fields were flooded by a dam, have teamed up with a Chinese non-profit to create sustainable livelihoods and a community voice. Elise Potaka reports for Living on Earth.

Environment

The Bronx is reviving

Community activist Majora Carter has helped bring environmentalism to New York City. She talks with Living on Earth about the social challenges of making the South Bronx sustainable.