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.
The oil industry's campaign against climate legislation in Congress is heating up. The American Petroleum Institute lobbying group has put out a study of the climate bill's cost to U.S. refiners and, perhaps, consumers. Sam Eaton reports.
The NCAA's Southeastern Conference has reversed rules that would have barred ticketed fans from posting game updates on social media sites. The conference's concern is rooted in lucrative TV broadcast rights. Sam Eaton reports.
Cash for Clunkers was supposed to reduce the number of polluting cars on the road. But all those discarded cars are now clogging up junkyards. And disposing of them will be no small task. Sam Eaton reports.
Negotiators for a new international climate treaty have fielded several proposals that would allow poor nations to break patents on green technologies. The move could help countries stay innovative in the field. Sam Eaton reports.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said consumers should pay for the carbon content of the goods they consume, even from other countries like China. One option is imposing trade tariffs, but that proposal has the potential to set off a trade war. Sam Eaton reports.