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.


Features by Sam Eaton

Dept. of Labor tries to ease toxin rules

As the clock runs down on the Bush administration, political appointees at the Department of Labor are rushing to make it tougher to regulate on-the-job exposure to certain chemicals. Sam Eaton reports.

GE sees opportunity in Middle East

General Electric and an Abu Dhabi investment firm announced a deal for clean energy research and an expansion of GE's aircraft engine production in the Middle East. Sam Eaton reports.

Senate considers oil speculation bill

The Senate is expected to vote on a bill to curb energy market speculation, but Wall Street analysts fear the measure might be too aggressive. Sam Eaton reports from the Marketplace Sustainability Desk.
Posted In: Oil

Coca-Cola set to raise prices

Commodity and transport costs have become too much for Coca-Cola, which announced plans to up its prices soon to offset increased production costs. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Food

House to oil companies: Use it or lose it

The House is pursuing legislation that would push oil companies to drill on land they own but haven't tapped yet, before purchasing any new oil leases. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Oil

A new home for C02 beneath your feet

A Canadian company plans to build a pipeline underground that can pump millions of tons of C02 a year, which would capture and store the carbon dioxide emissions. Sam Eaton reports why it may or may not work.

U.S. food aid policy isn't helping

The U.S. is the world's largest food donor, but because the food needs to come from U.S. suppliers and transport, a great deal of the aid ends up wasted. Sam Eaton reports some are calling for White House reforms.
Posted In: Charity

G8 gives clean coal a boost

As the U.S. cuts its plans for clean coal plants, the G8 nations are giving the technology a vote of confidence. But can clean coal deliver results in time to curb global warming? Sam Eaton reports.

Grain prices eat at organic industry

Organic food producers are feeling the pinch of surging grain prices, and some are predicting an all-out contraction. Sam Eaton hangs out with one dairy farmer who has gone into the red to feed his cows.
Posted In: Agriculture

Wal-Mart looks local to save on shipping

The mega-retailer is set to become the nation's largest buyer of locally grown produce with a promise to purchase $400 million worth of crops from local farmers. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Food, Retail


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