Environment

"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 Census of Marine Life (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, Dec 30, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

A decade ago, scientists launched an ambitious effort to figure out how many species live in the world's oceans. That project is now wrapping up, and researchers say they have a much better idea of what's happening in our underwater...

Green Solutions to Haiti's Energy Challenges (Rebroadcast)

Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010 at 12:33 p.m.

Before the earthquake, only 13 percent of Haitians had access to electricity. We examine new green initiatives to meet Haiti's energy needs.

Wireless Technology and the Haitian Recovery (Rebroadcast)

Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

We explore how wireless technology and mobile money are changing the economic landscape in Haiti.

The Science of Breeding Endangered Species (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, Dec 23, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

It's the scientific side of the zoo most people never see. We learn about the scientists studying the complex science of breeding cheetahs, black footed ferrets and cranes.

Cancun Climate Talks

Monday, Dec 13, 2010 at 1:06 p.m.

The modest goals and lack of a bright media spotlight could mean small but significant progress from the recent climate talks in Cancun, compared with talks a year ago in Copenhagen.

Where Your Tires End Up

Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010 at 1:06 p.m.

We explore the technical and environmental issues involved with turning discarded tires into usable products.

Vegetable-Centered Thanksgiving Ideas

Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010 at 1:06 p.m.

The turkey may be the traditional center of attention on Thanksgiving. But many families' holiday tables include an array of delicious, healthy vegetable dishes.

Green Solutions to Haiti's Energy Challenges

Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010 at 12:33 p.m.

Before the earthquake, only 13 percent of Haitians had access to electricity. We examine new green initiatives to meet Haiti's energy needs.

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