The Science of Sustainability

Truckers Clean Up Their Act

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Truckers at the Port of Oakland are scrambling to clean up their rigs this month. If they can't show they've taken steps to reduce pollution from their trucks' diesel engines, they'll soon be out of work. Some truckers say the new state rules are too expensive, especially at a time when revenues are down. But treating health problems caused by diesel soot may be even pricier, as Amy Standen reports.

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QUEST, an Emmy Award-winning multimedia science series, has a new focus on the science of sustainability.The half-hour magazine style episodes are produced by a collaboration of six public broadcasters around the country and explore a wide variety of sustainability issues related to food, energy, water, climate and biodiversity. The story segments featured in each show are introduced by on-camera host, environmental journalist Simran Sethi. The series also includes half-hour specials that focus on a single topic. All 2013-2014 television programs can be viewed online in their entirety or as individual segments by clicking on the titles and images listed below. The programs are also broadcast in each of our six PBS partner regions including North Carolina, Ohio, Nebraska, Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Check local listings for broadcast dates and times.