Jay Baliga’s invention of a small chip that fits into everyday items won him the National Medal for Technology and Innovation, the highest honor made to inventors. The chip has also saved a lot of energy.
If you want to get people going in Montana and Idaho, bring up wolves. Should they be encouraged to live in those areas, or shot on sight? Carter Niemeyer has been in the middle of this debate for years.
When Riki Ott heard about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, it brought back a nightmare she’s lived with for the past 21 years. Riki was fishing for salmon in Cordova, Alaska in 1989 when the Exxon Valdez ran aground and dumped millions of gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound.
In 2002, Arctic explorer Will Steger was in his late 50's, holed up in his remote cabin in northern Minnesota, when he read about the sudden collapse of a major ice shelf in Antarctica. He came barreling out of his hideaway to tackle one of the biggest issues of our time: global warming. Also on the show: a big mistake pays off. Then, an encounter with Jane Goodall.