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.
Airlines like Southwest and AirTran have been forced to offer deep discounts to leisure travelers to account for a drop in business travel. Some experts worry these revenue losses could lead to a wave of bankruptcies. Sam Eaton reports.
A U.N.-sponsored is working to reduce the swelling carbon footprint of the shipping industry. Global shipping produces more greenhouse gas emissions than all of Germany, but carbon emissions have gone unregulated. Sam Eaton reports.
Microsoft launched a free program this week that lets you track and change your energy consumption down to individual appliances. But what's being called the "smart grid" may be leaving the door open to cyber attacks. Sam Eaton reports.
Despite working into the night, California lawmakers failed to balance the state budget, which means IOU's may be issued in lieu of payments for the first time in nearly two decades. Sam Eaton reports.