Jan. 04, 2013
In his new book, Lester Brown says the world's food supply is tightening -- and the reasons are many.
Aug. 12, 2011
Climate change may transform how and where farmers grow the food to feed rising numbers of mouths.
Mar. 05, 2010
From small-scale nuclear power plants to advanced reactor designs, what's next for the technology of nuclear power?
Oct. 02, 2009
Ira talks about global sustainability with Lester Brown, head of the Earth Policy Institute.
May. 22, 2009
How closely related are food supplies and the stability of a civilization?
Mar. 21, 2008
March 22 is World Water Day. In this hour, we'll take a look at the technical and political challenges in providing clean water around the world.
Jan. 11, 2008
Ira talks with Lester Brown of the Earth Policy Institute about the environmental problems facing the globe, and what can be done to take action to fix them.
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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food
We are fascinated by them, frightened by them, and can't live without them -- so...
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Why do cockroaches spend so much time cleaning themselves?
- Insects May Be the Taste of the Next Generation, Report Says
Can entomophagy, the eating of insects, help improve the world’s food resources?...
- The Superorganism
Ira talks with eminent biologist Edward O. Wilson and Bert Holldobler about ants...
- Tracking an Amphibious Caterpillar
Several newly-discovered species of caterpillar in Hawaii function equally well ...
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Age of Wonder
Ira talks with Richard Holmes, author of 'The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science.'