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

Nanotechnology under review

A congressional panel today looks at consumer and environmental safety issues concerning the use of nanotechnology in hundreds of consumer products. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Science

Farms as Superfund sites?

A Congressional committee today takes up the issue of whether big industrial farms can fall under Superfund cleanup oversight. Sam Eaton reports.

Nuclear power & CO2

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.

Greenspan Gives Last Economic Outlook

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: Economy

Living life on the half-shell

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.
Posted In: Food

Building on Brownfields

EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson is expected to announce new rules today establishing clear standards for environmental assessment of contaminated sites. Sam Eaton reports.

Clear Skies v. Clean Air

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.

Flooding and fairness

Today a House subcommittee takes up the issue of assessing flood standards in New Orleans and across the country. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Washington

Sugar a-plenty

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.

One hurricane too many

This year's hurricane season has given many state-run flood insurance programs a run for their money. Sam Eaton reports.


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