Two years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, renewable energy is surging in Japan. But economic pressures are also helping revive support for nuclear power, leading to an internal tug-of-war over Japan's energy future.
Nearly a million Norwegians tuned in to a TV show devoted to a fire. The live program featured people stacking wood, sitting around a fire and then the fire burning for hours. The man behind this slow burning hit is Rune Moeklebust.
Coal use is at 40-year lows here in the US but it's another story in Europe, where it's on the rise. And as Gerry Hadden reports from Spain, that means trouble for the EU's commitment to cutting CO2 emissions to combat global climate change.
American political candidates seem to be having a hard time making the connection between green energy and climate change this campaign season. Take the case of Republican Congressman Joe Heck, who is in a tight re-election contest in Southern Nevada.
As Washington rescues Wall Street, a growing chorus of big thinkers from the left and right are calling for a greener approach -- using investment in clean energy and efficiency as a way to stimulate the economy.
As Wall Street tumbles, is it taking nascent clean industries with it? Matthew Nordan of Lux Research Inc. says it depends on the industry. Nordan talks with host Bruce Gellerman about green winners and losers and the future of clean technology.
Better Place, an electric car company, aims to put electric cars -- and the infrastructure to power them -- on roads in the next four years. Living on Earth talks with Wired magazine's Daniel Roth about the startup's unique approach to greening roadways.
Four decades ago, a group of South Americans joined together to create an ecological utopia. The village, called Gaviotas, was based on the idea that they could use limited resources to create a sustainable community. Guest: Journalist Alan Weisman
In Southern Sudan electricity is virtually non-existent after 22 years of civil war. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with Internews program director Deborah Ensor about bringing solar and wind energy to the region to power a new radio station.
Will Bradshaw of Green Coast Enterprises tells Living on Earth about Project Sprout, a test plot of sunflowers in New Orleans. The sunflowers will remove heavy metals from contaminated soils and the sunflower seeds will be pressed to make biofuels.
With Detroit asking for another handout, now is the time to demand green cars from the Big Three automakers. UC-Davis Professor Daniel Sperling tells host Bruce Gellerman any bailout must require affordable, fuel efficient vehicles.