Lester Brown

Jan. 04, 2013

'Full Planet, Empty Plates'

In his new book, Lester Brown says the world's food supply is tightening -- and the reasons are many.

Lester Brown. food supply, agriculture, famine, food shortage, obesity, westernization, economy

Aug. 12, 2011

Feeding A Hotter, More Crowded Planet

Climate change may transform how and where farmers grow the food to feed rising numbers of mouths.

food safety hunger agriculture climate

Mar. 05, 2010

Nuclear Technologies

From small-scale nuclear power plants to advanced reactor designs, what's next for the technology of nuclear power?

nuclear power, fission, nuclear energy, reactor

Oct. 02, 2009

Lester Brown: Plan B 4.0

Ira talks about global sustainability with Lester Brown, head of the Earth Policy Institute.

economics, energy policy, globalization, environment

May. 22, 2009

Food Shortages and Civilization

How closely related are food supplies and the stability of a civilization?

fear, lester brown, civilization, food, agriculture

Mar. 21, 2008

Water

March 22 is World Water Day. In this hour, we'll take a look at the technical and political challenges in providing clean water around the world.

water, environment, sanitation

Jan. 11, 2008

Lester Brown - Plan B 3.0

Ira talks with Lester Brown of the Earth Policy Institute about the environmental problems facing the globe, and what can be done to take action to fix them.

environment, energy, policy, food, water

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