Sam Eaton is an independent radio and television journalist. His reporting on complex environmental issues from climate change to population growth has taken him all over the United States and the world.
In Washington today, small-town water suppliers compete in an annual taste test. Sam Eaton from Marketplace's Sustainability Desk reports that the real battle in many rural communities is dealing with polluted sources.
A report out today counters criticism that capping greenhouse gas emissions will be tough on the U.S. economy. The Environmental Defense Fund bases its findings on several other reports. Sam Eaton explains.
The EPA has denied 17 state plans to curb CO2 emissions, saying separate plans would create confusion. Governors are meeting at Yale today to press the federal government to act on climate change.
Congress has put off a farm bill for two weeks, after it couldn't agree on how to pay its $280 billion price tag. Beyond the cost, there's the issue of subsidies leading to more political liability as food prices keep rising. Sam Eaton reports.
To stay ahead in a $60 billion industry, eco-conscious companies are employing marketing tactics everywhere from parks to ski resorts. But Sam Eaton reports some warn the move risks crossing a line.