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.
Posted In: Science
A congressional panel today looks at consumer and environmental safety issues concerning the use of nanotechnology in hundreds of consumer products. Sam Eaton reports.
A Congressional committee today takes up the issue of whether big industrial farms can fall under Superfund cleanup oversight. Sam Eaton reports.
The nuclear power industry touts itself as providing an energy source that doesn't add greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. But a symposium of experts gathering today begs to differ. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Economy
Outgoing Fed Chief Alan Greenspan gives an update on the health of the economy Thursday to Congress' Joint Economic Committee. Janet Babin takes a look at what it's likely to contain.
Posted In: Food
Signs of life in New Orleans are feeding a new sense of optimism that the city will come back. But there's always that nagging little problem... the devil is in the details. Sam Eaton checks back in with Sal, the oysterman.
EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson is expected to announce new rules today establishing clear standards for environmental assessment of contaminated sites. Sam Eaton reports.
The EPA has released a comparison between the Bush Administration's Clear Skies Initiative and the decades-old Clean Air Act. According the Agency, Clear Skies would do a better job of curbing pollution. As Sam Eaton reports, not all agree.
Posted In: Washington
Today a House subcommittee takes up the issue of assessing flood standards in New Orleans and across the country. Sam Eaton reports.
Hurricane Wilma tore through the heart of Florida's sugar-producing region, dealing a heavy blow to the state's cane growers. But there's still plenty of sugar to go around. Marketplace's Sam Eaton reports.
This year's hurricane season has given many state-run flood insurance programs a run for their money. Sam Eaton reports.