Three months after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power Plant in Japan, a new report puts the amount of radiation released at more than double earlier estimates. Judy Woodruff discusses the report's findings with James…
A toxic new strain of E. coli bacteria that appears to have originated in Germany has concerned people avoiding salads -- and health officials scratching their heads.
Japanese officials warned Tokyo residents to avoid giving tap water to infants after tests revealed radiation levels exceeded safe limits. Tom Clarke of Independent Television News reports on the latest problem stemming from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.
A new food safety bill was among the last-minute actions in Congress this week. Jeffrey Brown gets details on what's in the bill and how it could impact farmers, food processors and regulators.
As the Gulf oil leak continues, Jeffrey Brown speaks with Admiral Thad Allen, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, for the latest on the spreading contamination and what the government and BP are doing to contain and halt the leak.
Tom Bearden continues his reporting from the Gulf of Mexico with an update on hearings into the massive oil spill, as investigators testified that the Deepwater Horizons oil well failed a key pressure test just hours before the explosion.
Cleanup and wildlife rescue operations are underway on the shore as the massive oil leak spreads toward sensitive coastal wetlands along the Gulf Coast. Judy Woodruff speaks with Sylvia Earle, National Geographic's explorer-in-residence, about the disaster's effects on the fragile…
As cleanup efforts intensified in the Gulf, the White House suspended its plans to authorize new offshore drilling. Jeffrey Brown talks to Admiral Thad Allen, the head of the Coast Guard, about where efforts stand to stop more oil from…
High winds and waves pushed oil from the massive slick in the Gulf of Mexico ashore in Louisiana, threatening sensitive coastal wildlife and commercial fisheries. Tom Bearden reports from Louisiana on efforts to mitigate the environmental damage.
Over one-hundred people in at least twenty-one states have become sick by eating spinach contaminated with E. coli bacteria according to the Food and Drug Administration, which advised consumers not to eat any fresh spinach until further notice.
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