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

Congress considers hurricane bill

Congress is exploring the government's role in protecting vulnerable coastal communities from hurricanes. A reintroduced bill would create a federal catastrophe fund in the event of a major disaster. Sam Eaton reports.

Nuclear fusion can't come soon enough

A new multibillion-dollar nuclear facility fusion could bring us closer to the reality of carbon-free energy. But some say even if we bring the technology closer, it may already be too late. Sam Eaton reports.

Where recession can hurt clean energy

Global electricity use is expected to fall this year for the first time since World War II. The plus side: less energy means less CO2 in the atmosphere. But Sam Eaton reports why the recession may pave the way for a dirtier future.

Furloughs hit private sector

Soon many state and county offices will be temporarily closed as employees take unpaid leave. But it's not just local governments adopting furloughs to cut costs. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Savings

Businesses heat up over climate bill

The House is poised to approve the first ever climate bill, and that achievement hasn't come without some heated political debate. But Sam Eaton reports some of the fiercest battles are between businesses and their lobbying trade groups.

Leno's move could risk NBC advertising

At this year's upfront, where advertisers try to buy time on TV's next hits, many networks are hoping to pull business away from NBC on its risky decision to put Jay Leno on weeknights at 10 p.m. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Putting a new value on the golden years

One of the essentials of the traditional American Dream has been to have a secure, happy retirement in your 60's. But unlike the Depression Era generation, many baby boomers haven't saved enough. And that's forcing them to rethink what it means to retire. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Retirement

New rules for ship recyclers to navigate

Delegates from 64 countries have signed a new agreement regulating how old ships are recycled for scrap metal. Sam Eaton reports.

Young families take new look at city life

A growing number of young families are rethinking the traditional American Dream of owning a home in the suburbs. They're now considering the advantages of renting a place in the city. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Housing

U.S. may be left in cold to get seabeds

Today is the deadline for nations to file claims on continental shelves extending beyond their coastlines. But without signing a treaty, the U.S. could be losing out on some potentially vast oil reserves. Sam Eaton reports.


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