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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.