Environment

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.

Shaping The City: Design For A Graying Population

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Wider sidewalks, front door thresholds with no step up, buttons on traffic signals that give pedestrians a bit longer to cross the street. Kojo explores urban design that accommodates an aging population.

Architecture For The Rest Of Us

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Public interest design emphasizes a "triple bottom line" that incorporates ecological, economic and social issues in the planning process. We speak to professionals in the field who'd like to see the trend grow.

The Small, But Mighty Menhaden

Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013 at 1:29 p.m.

Menhaden, or pogy, is a fairly small fish that's been getting a lot of attention. We talk about new catch quotas and the menhaden's place in the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem.

The Parking Wars Of 2012

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 12:30 p.m.

We chat with the parking manager of D.C's transportation department about the ideas behind the city's plans, and what they mean for future of D.C. neighborhoods.

Risk, Rising Seas And Regional Coastlines

Thursday, Dec 6, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

How local beachfront communities are preparing for the worst, and whether those efforts are enough in an increasingly unpredictable climate.

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