Environment

  • 5:56am May 09, 2013
    Environment Environment

    Shell Digs Deep To Tap Into Lucrative Oil, Gas Reserves

    Royal Dutch Shell is pushing ahead with plans for the world's deepest offshore oil and gas production facility. It will be nearly two miles beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. It is testing the bounds of the oil and gas industry's capability to drill ever deeper.
  • 2:40pm May 06, 2013
    Science Science Environment

    Unearthing History: How Technology Is Transforming Archaeology

    For centuries, explorers tried to find la Ciudad Blanca, a fabled city in the rain forests of Central America. Dense jungle impeded efforts to uncover it. Douglas Preston tells the story of a team who used light detection technology to survey the iconic ruins from the air.
  • 10:49am May 03, 2013
    Science Science Environment

    Living Inside the Box

    David Boyle and Michele Bertomen wanted to build their own house on a 20 by 40 foot lot they purchased in Brooklyn. Bertomen, an architect, drew up plans and the bid was over $300,000. Inspired by Bertomen's students at New York Institute of Technology, the couple built their house from five shipping containers, which cost a few thousand dollars a piece.
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    4:05pm May 02, 2013
    World News World News National Books Economy Environment

    Ethical Fashion: Is The Tragedy In Bangladesh A Final Straw?

    Since a garment factory collapsed last month in Dhaka, killing more than 400 people, ethical fashion has been in the spotlight. Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Price of Cheap Fashion, explains the economy that created this tragedy and what we can do to fix it.
  • 10:21am Apr 26, 2013
    Science Science Environment

    Great Salt Lake Is No 'Dead Sea'

    Parts of Utah's Great Salt Lake are 10 times saltier than the ocean. But the lake is host to plenty of life, including salt-loving microbes that can turn the lake's water bubblegum pink. Bonnie Baxter, director of the Great Salt Lake, discusses how the bugs might hold the secrets to better sunscreen, hydrogen fuel cells--even life on Mars.
  • 8:16pm Apr 25, 2013
    National National Environment

    Illinois River Crests To All-Time High Near Peoria

    Peoria has a front row seat to the great Illinois River flood of 2013. A temporary flood wall is in place and pumps are keeping the water at the lowest points from coming up through the sewers and into the store fronts. Whether their property is underwater or not, the resolve of people living and working along the Illinois River isn't wavering.