BBC News
Launch consoleBBC NEWS CHANNEL
Last Updated: Friday, 2 November 2007, 18:12 GMT
Can America Go Green?
First broadcast November 2007

Composition image: Recycle logo with the US flag theme, over a field with wind turbines
The United States of America produces one quarter of the world's carbon dioxide emissions.

In this three-part series, Laura Trevelyan, the BBC's United Nations correspondent in New York, finds out how the US could retreat from its role as the biggest polluter on the planet.

Programme 3: How Green is Your Valley

 Listen to the programme

In the final part of the series, Laura Trevelyan explores the degree to which Americans are speaking out and altering their lifestyles in the face of global warming.

She considers the size of the US's carbon footprint in relation to urban sprawl and the work of the "New Urbanists" to create greener places for Americans to live in.

She also looks at the grass-roots activism of California's Sierra Club, which successfully fought the huge polluting Port of Long Beach, south of Los Angeles.

Laura will also be assessing the perceived failure of the media to keep Americans well informed on green issues and looking at the growth of interest in Hollywood among documentary makers and celebrities.

Terms of Use
The BBC Podcasts are for your personal non-commercial use only.

All title, ownership rights and intellectual property rights in and to the BBC Podcasts shall remain the property of the BBC or third parties.

You may not edit, alter, adapt or add to the BBC Podcast in any way. The BBC Podcasts are made available by the BBC on an "as is" and "as available" basis and the BBC gives no warranty of any kind in relation to the BBC Podcast.

To the maximum extent permitted by law the BBC will not be liable for any loss or damage which you may suffer as a result of or connected to the download or use of the BBC Podcasts

See the full BBC Podcast: Standard Licence Terms here.

Download or subscribe to this programme's podcast


Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


banner watch listen bbc sport Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific