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

Obama OKs new look at emissions rules

President Obama has ordered the EPA to reconsider whether states can set their own auto emissions standards. But if a waiver to states is granted, can the ailing auto industry meet the tougher requirements? Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Auto

Sovereign wealth funds suffering

Dubai investors who bought Barneys New York less than two years ago now want to put it up for sale. Sovereign wealth funds like Dubai's were once huge sources of cash for U.S. companies. But that's starting to change. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Washington will help clean tech boom

Clean energy initiatives are still attracting investors, but oil is no longer in the driver's seat as prices remain low. Sam Eaton reports why policymakers are important for the clean tech industry now.

Solar incentive opens energy window

Financing green projects can be expensive, so cities are rethinking the economic model to fund renewable energy. A pilot project in Berkeley, Calif., will use city bonds to pay for the costs of installing solar panels, with money being recouped later through a surcharge on property taxes. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Science

Congress is facing the carbon question

A coalition of corporate executives and environmentalists wants Congress to pass a bill that would cut CO2 emissions significantly. Sam Eaton reports why corporations want the carbon question answered soon.

Obama gives team Republican touch

Former Illinois Congressman Ray LaHood's nomination as Transportation Secretary makes him one of few Republicans to join the Obama team. Sam Eaton reports how the Transportation Department could benefit from his oversight.

Could biofuels take flight in the future?

Continental Airlines today becomes the first U.S. carrier to conduct test flight powered by biofuel. Can the greasy alternative become a rival to jet fuel? Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Airlines

Finding ways to keep waste local

Americans throw away an estimated 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour, so you'd think we'd have enough raw materials for recyclable products. Sam Eaton explores the issue behind the waste and how Obama's stimulus plan may help.

Obama wants to reduce your energy bill

Weatherization is a big focus of President-elect Obama, but many don't know much about it. Sam Eaton reports simple fixes like sealing drafty windows can save you up to 30 percent on your energy bill.

Viacom, Time Warner at battle stations

Viacom is threatening to pull its 19 stations from Time Warner Cable tonight -- including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and MTV -- if the cable company doesn't pay more for the programming. Sam Eaton reports
Posted In: Entertainment


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