• April 14, 2005  

    The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday nullified 3,000 gay marriage licenses, while the Connecticut state legislature moved toward approving a same-sex civil union bill. Following a background report, two analysts debate the recent actions and what they suggest about America’s opinion on same-sex marriage. Continue reading

  • March 28, 2005  

    California’s plan to start regulating carbon dioxide emissions from automobiles in 2009 has spurred legal challenges from automakers. Continue reading

  • March 28, 2005  

    Correspondent Jeffrey Brown investigates how some biology teachers are handling the hot button debate over the theory of evolution, creationism and intelligent design. Continue reading

  • March 16, 2005  

    The Senate Wednesday voted 51-49 to defeat a measure that would have banned oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Continue reading

  • March 15, 2005  

    The Environmental Protection Agency released the first regulations that limit mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants Tuesday. Two energy experts debate the implications of the new “cap and trade” initiative which allows companies to trade pollution allowances. Continue reading

  • March 4, 2005   BY Admin 

    President Bush announced Friday that he has picked career government employee Stephen Johnson, the acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency, to take on the position full-time. Continue reading

  • February 18, 2005  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and National Review editor Rich Lowry discuss the appointment of John Negroponte as the new director of national intelligence, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan’s comments about Social Security and the brewing fight over judicial nominees. Continue reading

  • February 16, 2005  

    The Kyoto Treaty, signed in 1997 to combat global warming, went into effect Wednesday. Gwen Ifill leads a discussion on the newly enacted treaty and the U.S. decision not to participate. Continue reading

  • February 16, 2005  

    Scientists around the world are looking to coral reefs for the next big medical breakthrough. Correspondent Betty Ann Bowser explores the potential of these “rainforests of the sea” to provide the raw materials for life-saving drugs in the second of a two-part series on coral reefs. Continue reading

  • February 1, 2005  

    Some scientists are concerned that overfishing, pollution and global warming are killing parts of the world’s coral reefs. Correspondent Betty Ann Bowser explores what is being done to save the reefs in part one of a two-part series. Continue reading