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AIR: Crisis Management

AIR, the new weekly documentary series, produced by Thirteen/WNET in New York in association with CIR, premieres Friday, September 1 at 9 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). * * * Long before Hurricane Katrina made its deadly landfall in August 2005, most journalists who had reported on New Orleans' storm-readiness knew the city

Environment

The Nuclear Underground

With Mark Schapiro's investigative report, "The Middleman," FRONTLINE/World begins an ongoing series about the frightening world of nuclear smuggling. In a rare moment of agreement during last year's presidential debates, George Bush and John Kerry both declared nuclear proliferation as the single most serious threat the United States faces. Their bipartisan concern followed revelations that the

Environment

Electronics, unleaded

New European Union environmental legislation impacting the production of computers, video cameras, cellular phones, and other electrical items will force the global electronics industry to reduce the amount of toxic substance it uses and to take back and recycle its products. The laws are compelling U.S. companies to change they way they do business at

Mar 10, 2005
Environment

Chronicle of a Flood Foretold

For many island states, the tsunami hit like a fast-action version of what they have long feared would be the result of global warming. CIR's editorial director talks with the diplomatic mission from the Indian Ocean nation of the Maldives, long at the forefront of the campaign against global warming, about the ominous parallels from

Dec 30, 2004
Environment

Bush Versus the Environment

During the 2000 presidential campaign, George W. Bush offered clues as to how he would deal with the environment. In his speeches he said nice things about cleaning up pollution and protecting wildlife and supporting parks, even going so far as to make some specific promises. But people who looked beneath his words and heeded

Jun 25, 2004
Environment

Bioscience Warfare

Is Big Biotech waging an international campaign to discredit researchers who study the dangers of genetically modified organisms? Tyrone Hayes is one among many scientists now inquiring into the long-term impacts of chemicals and biotechnological products being produced, mostly, by huge multinational conglomerates and released, increasingly, throughout the world environment. Proponents of these chemicals and

Jun 2, 2004
Environment

Polluting Ships in California Ports Shielded from Accountability

For years, California has led the nation in the war on air pollution. The state’s emission standards for cars and trucks are among the toughest in the country. But the large commercial ships that travel up and down the California coast pose a growing threat to air quality. In this radio report, heard on 23

Jan 16, 2004
Environment

Troubling Tales on the High Seas

Aging oil tankers with little oversight are environmental time bombs In the second week of December, an aging Russian oil tanker called the Hero of Sebastopol left the Latvian port of Ventspils to traverse a well-traveled route toward Singapore. Chartered by Pasadena-based Westport Petroleum, the Hero passed through the Baltic Sea into the narrow straits

Jan 8, 2004
Environment

Timber, Taylor . . . Guns and Money

WASHINGTON – As Liberia descends into pitched battle over the capital of Monrovia, the world watches to see if the US will send thousands of troops to help bring peace to the war-torn West African nation. But as we wait, it's important to understand how consumers in the US and other nations have contributed to

Jul 23, 2003
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