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July 03 2008

TERRA 435: Burning the Future: Coal in America

Do you ever wonder where the juice to charge your iPod was produced? Like over half the electricity in the United States, probably from a coal-fired power plant run on coal from the mountains of West Virginia. This reliance on coal raises a score of questions about people, land, and a region's future. In the first of a three-part series of excerpts from "Burning the Future: Coal in America", we meet some of the West Virginians affected by our country's coal policy and see some of the health and ecological costs wrought by it.

February 12 2007

TERRA 310: Picante! Part Two

The power of peppers is in their heat - but what causes them to burn when we eat them and why do we keep coming back for more? What is the magic component that can stop bears in their tracks and turn the simple chili into a powerful weapon? Find out why peppers aren't just something we use to spice up our food in part two of Picante!
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