Ottawa, IL, Jan 19, 2010 — A big monster of a fish is at the center of a US Supreme Court case. Asian Carp are making their way up the Mississippi towards the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway. Michigan's Attorney General - along with New York and several other Great Lakes states - filed a lawsuit asking the Court to close a Chicago canal in order to keep the carp out. The shipping industry says the consequences would be devastating. Jennifer Guerra has a closer look at what's at stake. Go to full article
Washington, DC, Jan 13, 2010 — The Environmental Protection Agency has released its first comprehensive survey of the nation's lakes. Samara Freemark tells us what the study turned up. Go to full article
Mashpee, MA, Dec 29, 2009 — A big shift to alternative energies such as wind and solar will take a change in thinking. One example is the Cape Wind project. Cape Wind plans to build 130 windmills in the water. It would be the country's first off-shore wind farm, but not everybody likes it. Mark Brush reports the fight over this wind farm could clear the path for others. Go to full article
Washington, DC, Dec 28, 2009 — The soda-pop you drink, the t-shirt you wear, the cooking oil you use - all might contain genetically engineered material. Lester Graham reports on a continuing trend in agriculture. Go to full article
Washington, DC, Dec 23, 2009 — The US Department of Agriculture is planning to give dairy farmers more money to cut some of their greenhouse gas emissions. Rebecca Williams has more. Go to full article
Lauren and her potted tree. It will stay outdoors until Christmas Eve, when it will be brought in for 14 hours. Photo: Jennifer Guerra
Ann Arbor, MI, Dec 22, 2009 — It's the holidays... which for some of us means time to deck the halls with boughs of holly and, oh yeah, pick out a Christmas tree. We sent reporter Jennifer Guerra to find out which tree is greener - real or artificial. Go to full article
Mexico City, , Dec 21, 2009 — With no legally-binding agreement in Copenhagen, there's now talk of another global warming conference next summer in Mexico City. Lester Graham has more on that. Go to full article
Owego, NY, Dec 09, 2009 — A new drilling method called hydrofracking has opened up previously inaccessible natural gas fields all over the country - including what's known as the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania and New York's southern tier.
It's fueling a boom in natural gas production. But the water-dependent technique is generating controversy. Environmentalists are urging the states to adopt stricter regulation of natural gas drilling. That's partly because right now, hydrofracking is exempt from almost all federal regulations.
But as Samara Freemark reports, legislation currently moving through Congress would change that: Go to full article
Berkeley, CA, Nov 30, 2009 — There's a new way for consumers to find out more about the products they buy. Samara Freemark has the story of a new online guide that lets you look up how good products are for you and for the environment. Go to full article
Pittsburgh, PA, Nov 30, 2009 — For most people, the slow spiral of gathering vultures means that some unlucky animal has died. Others appreciate their beautiful soaring flight, despite their bald, homely faces. Turkey, or black, vultures are seen more regularly in the North Country in the last decade, but in some regions of the world, vulture populations are dying. An American scientist is part of an international effort to save these massive scavengers. Ann Murray has the story. Go to full article