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

CAFE standards revisited

The debate over fuel economy standards for new cars rages on in Washington this week. Faced with rising gas prices, a Senate panel today looks at raising fuel efficiency standards. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Washington

Fisheries debate

Congress is considering an overhaul of the nation's fisheries management plans this week. And as Sam Eaton reports, the issue has divided many in the fishing industry.

Fossil fuel revolt?

Ford Motor Company is encouraging drivers to offset their greenhouse gas emissions by investing in alternative fuel development. But is Ford biting the hand that feeds it? Sam Eaton reports.

Nuclear power makes a comeback

Reactor No. 4 at the Chernobyl power station in Ukraine blew up 20 years ago today. The health effects here weren't large, but the disaster put the US nuclear power industry into a deep freeze. Now there's real talk of a resurgence. Sam Eaton looks at what's changed.

Record oil prices, but no trickledown to other products -- yet

Oil hit another record price today - trading above $72 a barrel for the first time. Despite predictions that rising energy costs would send the economy into a tailspin, wholesale inflation numbers out today say otherwise. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Economy

Report: Cleaner coal key to industry's survival

A new report says the coal industry in the Western United States could lose business if it doesn't adapt to cleaner burning technologies. Sam Eaton reports.

What's behind the rising price of oil?

Oil briefly touched $70 a barrel today. Is it a sign of growing inflation or simply jitters over uncertainties in major oil-producing regions around the world? Sam Eaton reports.

Skilling's cross

Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling returns to the witness stand today. This time the prosecution will be asking the questions. As Sam Eaton reports, government attorneys are planning to use Skilling's own words against him.

Golden State looks to cap greenhouse gases

California's governor and legislature have agreed that the best way to curb greenhouse gas emissions is through a government-regulated cap and trade scheme. Sam Eaton reports on how businesses are lining up for the debate.

Global warming on Madison Avenue

Environmental groups have recently come under fierce criticism from within over their failure to engage Americans on global warming. One solution? Outsource the job to advertising firms. Sam Eaton reports.


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