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.
The president continued his 3-state alternative energy tour with a stop at the nation's premier renewable energy lab near Denver, Colorado. But with a history of inconsistent funding, the lab has struggled to stay on track. From the Sustainability Desk, Sam Eaton reports.
President Bush visits the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado today to tout his alternative energy agenda. But as Sam Eaton reports, questions remain over whether the nation's top renewable research facility will face budget cuts.
Wind power is typically more expensive than energy from conventional sources. But that's starting to change, and as Sam Eaton reports, it's helping some farmers save their family business.
The House Judiciary Committee will take up a bill tomorrow that will ease rules on banks opening up branches across state lines. A provision in the bill is spurring a debate that could resonate with just about every corner of the country: Should Wal-Mart, which has become everything from grocer to pharmacist to bait-and-tackle shop for many American communities, also be allowed to get into the banking business? From the Sustainability Desk, Sam Eaton reports.
According to a new government report, oil should hit $56 a barrel by 2030. But wait a minute. Isn't oil already above $60 a barrel? Sam Eaton looks at the numbers.
The list of Western states suing the Bush administration over plans to open roadless areas in national forests to logging grew to four yesterday when Washington State joined the fray. Sam Eaton looks at what's at stake for the timber and eco-tourism industries.
Lawmakers get their first chance today to query Department of Energy officials about President Bush's plan to wean America from Middle Eastern oil and develop alternative energy sources. Sam Eaton reports.
Lawmarkers could introduce new legislation as early as today to open the waters off Florida's Gulf Coast to oil drilling. Sam Eaton has more.
The last few weeks have drawn attention to the dangers of coal mining. Today, the Federal government's asking all coal mines in this country to shut down for about an hour per shift, to make sure safety procedures are intact. Here's Marketplace's Sam Eaton.