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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Features by Sam Eaton

Worldwide fishing almost maxed out

A report out this morning finds 85 percent of the world's fisheries are either fished to capacity or facing collapse. Sam Eaton looks into the problems some countries are facing and what could help curb the issue.

Increased rice exports a short-term fix

Shortages of rice in Asia have forced Japan and several other big producers of the grain to reconsider their recent export bans. But will it help ease global markets? Sam Eaton reports.

Clean energy could mean tax breaks

Congress votes today on a bill that would renew billions of dollars in tax breaks for clean energy. Sam Eaton reports the money is needed, despite a record amount of investments from the private sector.

Diesel demand, prices go into overdrive

Demand for gas may be dropping, but worldwide demand for diesel is increasing. And prices have risen nearly three times as fast as for regular gas. So refiners are going all out to boost production. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Economy

BRIC could be a force for sustainability

Foreign ministers from Brazil, Russia, India and China are continuing talks today in Russia. But where some political analysts see a threat, others see potential for clean energy leadership. Sam Eaton has more.

Cutting energy use with green buildings

Congress looks at global warming from a new angle today -- green buildings. Proponents say even modest changes to building codes can cut greenhouse gases significantly. Some argue green homes use 32 percent less electricity. Sam Eaton has more.
Posted In: Housing

Lifting the veil on overseas oil deals

Motivated by rising fuel prices, oil companies are striking secret deals with foreign countries -- including corrupt ones -- to tap into their reserves. Now, the government wants disclosure. Sam Eaton has more.
Posted In: Investing

Wealthy nations buying up land for food

Nations such as Saudi Arabia are seeking to ensure their future food supplies by buying up productive agricultural land in other countries. Sam Eaton reports.

Secret ingredient? A cheaper substitute

Across the country food manufacturers are struggling to handle rising costs, all the while trying to avoid raising prices. Their choices are changing the way some household food items are being made. Sam Eaton reports.

India halts trading to slow food prices

India's government has decided it's had enough with rising food prices. It has suspended futures trading for some key commodites there, including soybean oil, chickpeas and potatoes. Sam Eaton reports.

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