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.
BP announced a giant discovery deep in the Gulf of Mexico. But determining the value of the oil will be tricky because it lies under more than 4,000 feet of water and another 35,000 feet under the ocean floor. Sam Eaton reports.
The Mortgage Bankers Association is calling on Congress to break up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into several smaller, privately held companies. Sam Eaton explores the heated debate over the future of the lenders.
Bank of America wants to repay about $20 billion of bailout funds it borrowed to improve its standing with the federal government. But the bank's payback situation is more complex than other financial firms. Sam Eaton reports.
The Federal Reserve may still be on the hook for billions of dollars in aid used to stabilize the U.S. financial system. But on some of those investments the Fed might be making out quite well. Sam Eaton reports.
The EPA is soon expected to formally declare that C02 emissions endanger human health. But that's something the world's largest business lobby wants to prevent with a public hearing on climate science. Sam Eaton reports.
As the planet warms, fewer crops will survive the summer heat. Yet the world's population will keep growing. Some scientists are responding by keeping seeds on ice for future generations, but one Arizona seed farm is cultivating them in the desert sun. Sam Eaton reports.