Environment

Volunteer Tourism

Monday, Jul 11, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Can tourism make the world a better place? World travelers are setting aside days or weeks of their vacations to help build schools, teach courses, and volunteer in the local communities they visit. At its best, "voluntourism" creates...

America Before the Revolution (Rebroadcast)

Monday, Jul 4, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

Daniel Richter explores America's cultural, environmental and natural history before the Revolution.

The Rise of Community Benefit Agreements

Thursday, Jun 23, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Communities across the country are employing a new tactic, demanding signed agreements from developers to address concerns like local jobs, wages, and the environmental impact.

America Before the Revolution

Thursday, Jun 9, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

Daniel Richter explores America's cultural, environmental and natural history before the Revolution.

Countries Explore Reality of Shuttering Nuclear Power

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

Germany says it will stop using nuclear power by 2022. Similar sentiments are being heard in Japan, Italy, and Austria. Can it be done? What will it take for heavily industrialized countries to expand renewable sources?

Gone Fishing

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Time to pull out your lures and cast your line - we're going fishing.

Behind The National Arboretum

Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 12:40 p.m.

We chat with Colien Hefferan, the director of the U.S. National Arboretum.

Biking in our Region

Thursday, Apr 21, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Whether you're a daily bicycle commuter or a weekend warrior, we've got tips on staying safe and having fun.

"Here on Earth"

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.

Scientist and environmentalist Tim Flannery offers a history of the Earth and the life it sustains, along with a call to action on climate change.

The Afterlife of Your Electronics

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

We explore the surprising places our electronics end up after we throw them away--and what happens to the toxic components inside.

Will Bag Fees Spread Beyond D.C.?

Monday, Mar 28, 2011 at 12:30 p.m.

A year after D.C. adopted a bag fee, we explore similar proposals elsewhere in the region and hear about environmental and economic repercussions.

Wind Power And Local Accusations of "NIMBYism"

Thursday, Mar 17, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

A proposal in Maryland for an offshore wind farm is facing resistance from power companies, but may meet even more opposition from the local community.

The Affordability of Residential Solar Energy

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

We explore the affordability of residential solar energy across our region.

Invasive Species: Our Region's Newest Invaders

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

They're slimy, furry, and cost the U.S. economy more than $100 billion a year. Invasive species have been a costly nuisance to U.S. waterways and landscapes, and now new invaders are taking hold in the Mid-Atlantic. We find out how these...

"Global Warming" or "Global Weirding"?

Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 1:15 p.m.

We'll discuss what extreme weather says about the state of our planet.

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