Environment

The Future Of Georgetown

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

One of D.C.'s most venerable neighborhoods is contemplating it's future in a changing city. Kojo explores historic Georgetown's efforts to envision the future.

Shaping The City: Big Box Goes Urban

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013 at 12:23 p.m.

Architect, urban planner and Washington Post columnist Roger Lewis joins Kojo to explore how big box retailers typically associated with the suburbs may soon be affecting the look and feel of urban neighborhoods in our region.

Documerica: 1970s Photos Of The Environment And Society (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, Jul 4, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

A new photography exhibit at the National Archives explores Documerica, a little-known Environmental Protection Agency project created in the 1970s. Photographers commissioned by the agency traveled around the country, capturing images of environmental pollution, as well as a changing society.

Mark Tercek: "Nature's Fortune"

Monday, Jul 1, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with Mark Tercek, president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy, about the areas where he believes the interests of the environmental movement overlap with those of "Corporate America."

Shaping The City: Withstanding The Force Of Nature

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The devastating tornado in Oklahoma has people wondering how their own home would withstand nature's extremes. Architect Roger Lewis answers questions about the structural integrity we need in the D.C. region.

Growing Gardens Through Summer Heat

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 1:23 p.m.

Recent years have proven hard on local greenery, with heat waves and damaging storms. But there are steps you can take to ensure a healthy garden, from choosing local plants to well-timed watering.

Barton Seaver: Kitchen Table Environmentalism & Public Health

Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

You may not be thinking lofty topics like public health and environmentalism when you grill fish in your backyard, but Barton Seaver says the path to understanding such complex topics in human terms goes right through our stomachs ...

Climate Change In Our National Parks (Rebroadcast)

Monday, May 6, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The director of the National Park Service joins Kojo to talk about its stewardship mission and what lies ahead for the nation's natural treasures.

Offshore Wind

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

After years of legal hurdles and local opposition, the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. is moving forward off the coast of Cape Cod. Maryland is getting into the act, recently passing legislation to help develop an offshore wind project planned for Ocean City.

Documerica: 1970s Photos Of The Environment And Society

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 at 12:22 p.m.

A new photography exhibit at the National Archives explores Documerica, a little-known Environmental Protection Agency project created in the 1970s. Photographers commissioned by the agency traveled around the country, capturing images of environmental pollution, as well as a changing society.

Climate Change In Our National Parks

Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The director of the National Park Service joins Kojo to talk about its stewardship mission and what lies ahead for the nation's natural treasures.

Shaping The City: Rethinking Planning Rules

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Traditional zoning ordinances took hold a century ago to control what was built where, how densely and how tall. We explore how different jurisdictions are rethinking the rules.

Bringing Animals Back From Extinction

Monday, Mar 25, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Scientists may soon be able to bring back certain animals that are extinct. But should they? We explore the science and ethics of de-extinction.

The Science Behind Good Design

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 12:21 p.m.

Why are some shapes more pleasing to us than others? And is beautiful design the same as good design? We explore what nature and science have to say.

Our Region's Growing Bike Culture

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

We're talking bike safety, rules of the road and the campaign to get more women on bikes.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.