Matt Kibbe of FreedomWorks argues that the EPA rushes to regulation, imposing high costs on the economy with few gains for environmental quality.
Need to Know takes a look at a small town plagued by chemical pollution and disease, and the regulatory system some say has failed its residents.
As Hurricane Irene, first major hurricane of the season, threatens the Eastern seaboard, Need to Know investigates the links between extreme weather and climate change.
Filmmaker and wildlife activist Ginger Kathrens discusses the Bureau of Land Management’s controversial removal of horses from the wild in the western U.S.
As the U.S. continues to try to resolve the decades old issue of what to do with nuclear waste, Need to Know visits a possible solution a half mile below the desert in New Mexico. Alison Stewart goes underground for a tour.
As the world steadily marches toward record-breaking population figures, Need to Know time travels to the late ’60s/early ’70s, when “overpopulation” was a frightening issue that occupied a substantial slice of the American psyche.
The Diablo Canyon nuclear plant is situated near two fault lines, and at least one critic is questioning whether the utility that owns the plant is doing all it needs to to ensure that it can safely withstand the kind of earthquake some seismologists believe is possible.
Solar energy is one of the easiest and greenest of the renewable energy sources, but its high price is holding it back. One of the most promising new research developments involves printing thinner, cheaper panels with an inkjet.
After flooding in the past two weeks, the city of Minot, North Dakota, is still largely underwater, but an ambitious plan is unfolding to protect it the next time. See interactive satellite images.
The city of Norfolk, Virginia, is already experiencing the effects of sea-level rise. We explore how one American city is dealing with a problem that may soon be on all our doorsteps.