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

Rising mortgage apps

Despite signs of a cooling housing market, mortgage applications are up, reaching levels unseen since last March. Good news for the real estate market? Not so fast. Sam Eaton explains.

Ford to close dealerships

Ford plans to trim the number of dealerships it has in an effort to improve dealer profitability. The nation's No. 2 automaker blames falling car and truck sales for the decision. Sam Eaton reports.

Investing in alternative energy

Second quarter investments in so-called clean technologies such as solar and biofuels have reached record levels. Analysts say it's just the beginning, Sam Eaton reports.

Sequestering CO2

Researchers say it's possible to sequester heat-trapping carbon dioxide in ocean sediment. Sam Eaton looks at how much it might cost and why companies might do it — or not.

Pesticide debate

The EPA has until today to complete a review over the use of controversial pesticides banned in other countries. Sam Eaton looks at who stands to benefit if the agency approves the chemicals.

The Dead Zone: Problem grows from farmers' fields

Fertilizer runoff from the fields of Corn Belt farmers is one of the root causes behind declining fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico. What can be done? Sam Eaton reports. <em>Second of two parts.</em>

"Dead Zone" threatens shrimp fishery

Sam Eaton reports on how agricultural runoff in the Mississippi River continues to flow into the Gulf of Mexico, suffocating sea life and threatening a once-thriving Louisiana industry. <nobr><em>First of two parts.</em></nobr>

A market for counteracting pollution

Every time you get in the car you're spewing a teeny bit of pollution into the atmosphere. But some ordinary people have come up with an innovative system to help neutralize our polluting ways. Sam Eaton explains.

Stonyfield goes continental

America's No. 1 organic yogurt launches in Europe today. But is the average Jacques going to pay the premium price? Sam Eaton takes a look.
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Hawaii now has world's largest marine sanctuary

President Bush today created the country's largest national monument in the oceans off the Hawaiian islands. The marine preserve is 1,400 miles long and home to some 7,000 species, many of which can't be found elsewhere. Sam Eaton reports.


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