Monthly Archives: June 2015

Mary Evelyn Tucker on Religion and Ecology



Mary Evelyn Tucker, a scholar of Confucianism and senior lecturer on ecology and religion at the Yale School of Forestry and Yale Divinity School, describes the importance of values and ethics in the environmental arena. She discusses the role that wonder and awe can play in bringing scientists and the religious community into dialogue.


ProPublica’s Abrahm Lustgarten on Fracking, BP, and the Drought Crisis



Abrahm Lustgarten, a senior investigative reporter at ProPublica, discusses his reporting on the drought crisis in the western United States, and on the safety risks of fracking for natural gas. He also talks about the corporate culture within BP that led up to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the subject of his 2012 book called ‘Run to Failure: BP and the Making of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster.’ He compares the culture within BP that led up to the Deepwater Horizon tragedy with the culture he sees across the drilling industry now.