Sam Eaton

Independent Reporter


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.

Latest Stories (337)

Vietnam expands fish farms, not without risk

Jul 23, 2012
Soon most seafood consumed worldwide will be farmed, not wild. Vietnamese farmers are raising pangasius -- sold in U.S. and European markets as "catfish" -- on an industrial scale, while researchers and environmentalists seek to make fish farming both efficient and environmentally safe.

Philippines: Too many mouths?

Jan 23, 2012
Rapid population growth tests the Philippines’ ability to feed itself. And spurs a rethink on one of the globe's most controversial issues.

Home weatherization can pay off big

Jan 29, 2010
Reporter Sam Eaton turns his home into a model of energy efficiency, and talks about the ways home weatherization can pay off big financially.

Study: Fracking a contamination risk

Jan 20, 2010
A new study finds hydraulic fracturing, a process energy companies use to free up oil and gas reserves from rocks, can also contaminate ground water with known carcinogens. Environmental advocates want the process regulated. Sam Eaton reports.

Dodd may drop popular reform plans

Jan 15, 2010
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd may drop plans for a new Consumer Protection Agency. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Sam Eaton about what's behind the turnaround and why consumer advocates aren't happy with the move.

Text donations changing face of charity

Jan 14, 2010
The viral success of text donations to the relief effort in Haiti has helped raise over $3 million so far. Sam Eaton explores why the campaign has been so successful and potential caveats to the giving strategy.

Fees on banks would help bailout costs

Jan 14, 2010
President Obama will announce new fees on the big financial firms in order to raise an estimated $100 billion to cover losses from the public bailouts. What with this do to the federal budget deficit? Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Sam Eaton.

Haitian economy challenges rescue

Jan 13, 2010
President Obama promised rescue and humanitarian efforts to help the people of Haiti after yesterday's earthquake, but relief efforts may be stunted by the country's already poor state. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Sam Eaton.

NFL antitrust case could see big impact

Jan 13, 2010
The Supreme Court is taking up an antitrust case over who's making the NFL's official uniforms and merchandise that could change the way joint ventures are allowed to do business. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Sam Eaton.

White House says jobs could be worse

Jan 13, 2010
The Obama administration's latest stimulus progress report explains that despite double-digit unemployment, things aren't as bad as they would have been without it. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Sam Eaton.