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

Businesses adapting to climate change

Scientists warn it might be too late to find solutions to global warming, so some businesses are focusing on adapting to climate change. Sam Eaton reports.

Pay query looms in transportation bill

Environmentalists are praising the efforts of the new $500 billion transportation bill circulating today in the House, but there's still some question as to how to pay for it. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Travel

Workers try to make most of furlough

The recession has made many companies force unpaid days off on their employees, also known as a furlough. Some companies are offering specials to forced furlough workers, but many just aren't in the mood. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Jobs

FutureGen plant revival boosts coal

The Obama administration is reviving plans to build the first commercial carbon capture plant in the U.S. Sam Eaton reports on the impact the move might have.

Nuclear costs too big for small utilities

Are you in the market for a nuclear reactor? If so, you'll need about $10 billion to get started. Besides the environmental concerns, the cost of nuclear energy is also a problem. Sam Eaton looks into why it's so expensive.

GOP to push for domestic oil drilling

House Republicans plan to unveil a new energy plan they're calling the "all of the above" solution for energy independence. The proposal calls for domestic energy production, aka "Drill, baby, drill." Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Oil

Blue jobs are the new green jobs

The Senate is meeting on the idea of divvying up the ocean for various renewable energy purposes. But some experts see better ways to tap the water beyond parceling out sections of the sea. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Fed explores the big fracking deal

The oil drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," is under federal scrutiny this week. The oil industry says reversing the process could add big fees and hinder exploration. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Oil

Obama proposes Great Lakes clean-up

Years of wetland destruction have taken a toll on the Great Lakes. But President Obama has proposed spending about half a billion dollars on the clean-up. Sam Eaton reports the challenge will be to spend that money wisely.

Microsoft tells Google to Bing it on

Microsoft's new search engine Bing is the software giant's boldest attempt yet to replace Google as king of the search. Will it work? Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Science


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