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

BP weighs profits of deep sea oil

BP announced a giant discovery deep in the Gulf of Mexico. But determining the value of the oil will be tricky because it lies under more than 4,000 feet of water and another 35,000 feet under the ocean floor. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Mexico, Oil

MBA wants Fannie, Freddie to go small

The Mortgage Bankers Association is calling on Congress to break up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into several smaller, privately held companies. Sam Eaton explores the heated debate over the future of the lenders.

Wall Street welcomes September

Steve Chiotakis gets a look at what's ahead for the month with Juli Niemann from Smith, Moore and Company in St. Louis, and an update on the continuing B of A story from Sam Eaton.
Posted In: Wall Street

B of A wants repayment to up status

Bank of America wants to repay about $20 billion of bailout funds it borrowed to improve its standing with the federal government. But the bank's payback situation is more complex than other financial firms. Sam Eaton reports.

Business will rely on climate prediction

Hundreds of scientists, policymakers and corporate leaders are meeting this week in Geneva to connect the dots between climate predictions and what businesses can do about them. Sam Eaton reports.

Fed profits from emergency lending

The Federal Reserve may still be on the hook for billions of dollars in aid used to stabilize the U.S. financial system. But on some of those investments the Fed might be making out quite well. Sam Eaton reports.

Why are natural gas prices down?

Natural gas prices have dipped to a seven-year low. That's bad for business, but what does it mean for consumers? Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Oil

Will garage sale help Golden State?

Bargain hunters can snap up unused state property at the Great California Garage Sale. Sam Eaton reports.

Climate science may be put on trial

The EPA is soon expected to formally declare that C02 emissions endanger human health. But that's something the world's largest business lobby wants to prevent with a public hearing on climate science. Sam Eaton reports.

Sowing seeds that will take the heat

As the planet warms, fewer crops will survive the summer heat. Yet the world's population will keep growing. Some scientists are responding by keeping seeds on ice for future generations, but one Arizona seed farm is cultivating them in the desert sun. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Agriculture


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