Preventing Fertilizer Runoff

Across the country, farmers are trying new methods to prevent fertilizer nutrients from running off their land and contaminating water supplies. Gary Strieker reports from Ohio.

Related Segments

After decades of underfunding, America’s national parks face a backlog of repairs and maintenance now totaling nearly 12 billion dollars.

Across the country, many species of songbirds are declining in numbers because their habitat is disappearing. But in Pennsylvania, owners of forest lands are learning how to manage their properties to provide the habitat the birds need.

For more than half a century, the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund has been supporting the purchase of land for public ownership and recreational access. Gary Strieker explains why continuing the fund is so vital.

National Parks across the country are filled with visitors, and many parks are badly in need of maintenance and repairs–conditions that can’t be fixed without funding from Congress. Gary Strieker reports.

During summer months, millions of vacationers head to America’s National Parks, likely unaware of a serious problem affecting the parks–delayed repairs and maintenance that rangers are struggling to manage without the support they need from Congress. Gary Strieker reports.

National Parks across the country are welcoming record numbers of tourists, while their managers and park rangers are trying to cope with needed repairs and maintenance without the needed funds to pay for it. Gary Strieker has this report.

In the dry American Southwest, the supply of water has always been a contentious issue. In Arizona, a Native American tribe that once prospered before settlers arrived now has a bigger share of water and a new irrigation system that promises a brighter future.

In cities across the country, open spaces are being converted to urban farms, providing fresh produce to people who’ve never had easy access to it. From Dallas, Gary Strieker reports on one of them.

The notorious prison on California’s Alcatraz Island attracts a million and a half visitors a year to see it’s eerie cellblocks. As Gary Strieker reports, it is one of many national parks benefitting from an innovative program to make long-needed repairs.

In the Gulf of Mexico, the red snapper is a prized fish for anglers. Strict limits on fishing have allowed the snapper population to flourish, but not without complaints by some fishermen that they’re not getting their fair share.