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

Closing accounts in New Orleans

Almost two months after the storm hit New Orleans, its smalltown banks are coming to terms with a new reality. Many of their clients just aren't coming back. Sam Eaton reports.

New Orleans workers sidelined

Area demolition and removal services are chafing over government clean-up contracts for New Orleans that have been awarded to out-of-state companies. Sam Eaton reports.

Getting New Orleans on its feet

FEMA is hard at work filling its trailers with New Orleans evacuees. And people are ready to get back to work. But there's still a problem. Sam Eaton explains.

New Orleans' chicken and egg dilemma

Businesses across the city need to hire people so they can reopen. People need the businesses there so they can move back. So which comes first? We sent Sam Eaton there to fine out.

Don't visit Yucca Mountain, Nevada

Today the EPA releases its proposal to prevent radioactive release from the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear repository site. Sam Eaton reports.

Finding the right people for the job

The House starts debate on a new energy bill next week. Lawmakers are trying to find ways to increase oil and natural gas production and bump up refining capacity. But capacity isn't the only problem; Sam Eaton reports.

Earnings down? Katrina did it.

As the third quarter draws to a close today, and some companies are getting ready to play the blame game. Sam Eaton looks at which companies took a real Katrina hit, and which are just blowing hot air.

Global warming hearing

Today a Senate committee will talk about science and politics, and this whole global warming thing will likely be debated. But Sam Eaton reports that many business leaders think the verdict is already in.


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Sustainability Coverage

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  • Wealth & Poverty Coverage

  • The Ford Foundation