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.

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Making an impression on Black Friday

As bargain hunters shook off their turkey hangovers at the crack of dawn today, retailers were pulling out all the stops. But sales weren't the only things retailers were hoping for. Sam Eaton reports.
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A bittersweet return to mining

The nuclear revival has prompted a uranium mining resurgence out West — but some residents of Moab, Utah, aren't eager to turn back the clock. Sam Eaton has the story.
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No. 2 polluter: Hollywood

Pyrotechnic explosions and massive amounts of electricity used to power huge movie sets are among the factors making Hollywood one of the worst polluters in Los Angeles, says a new study. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Entertainment
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Yukon salmon in trouble

Sam Eaton reports from Alaska's Yukon River where climate change is threatening the lucrative salmon fishing industry.
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Challenging K Street

With Democrats set to control the next Congress promising honesty and ethics, Sam Eaton looks at what's likely to happen to the K Street lobbying machine.
Posted In: Science, Washington
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Save the slopes

Ski resorts are getting political as global warming threatens to melt their bottom line. Sam Eaton reports.
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Low expectations for climate talks

Thousands of delegates from around the world have gathered in Kenya to discuss future steps to fight the effects of climate change. But experts don't anticipate any big breakthroughs, Sam Eaton reports.
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<a href=http://marketplace.publicradio.org/features/frozenassets/frozenassets_eaton_firsttofall.html>First to fall</a>

Alaska's Bering Sea pollock fishery is the world's largest, but fishermen there are struggling as climate change moves the state's second-most-valuable resource into cooler waters in Russian fishing grounds. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Economy
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<a href=http://marketplace.publicradio.org/features/frozenassets/frozenassets_eaton_infrastructure2.html>Engineering solutions to melting permafrost</a>

All across Alaska, global warming is taking a heavy toll. Bridges are washing out. Roads are buckling. And scientists say the worst is yet to come as engineers race to shore up infrastructure built on melting permafrost. Sam Eaton reports.
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<a href=http://marketplace.publicradio.org/features/frozenassets/frozenassets_eaton_conflict.html>Alaska's conflict within</a>

As the ice melts, energy companies snatch up oil leases in the heart of Eskimo hunting and fishing grounds. Towns like Barrow, Alaska, are divided over whether to adapt or retain traditional ways of life. Sam Eaton reports.

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