High hopes for the environment After eight years of an administration seen as hostile to the environment, environmental advocacy groups are anticipating quick action on issues like climate change from the Obama administration. But will the new president live up to these high expectations?9:06 a.m.
Allison Chin: President of the Sierra Club. She is in town celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Northstar chapter of the Sierra Club.
Ken Cook: President and co-founder of the Environmental Working Group.
Attempting to climb K-2 A local scientist and experienced mountain climber was attempting to scale K-2, until 11 climbers lost their lives in one of the worst recent climbing tragedies. Mike Farris explains the mountaineer's desire for altitude and the risks involved in its pursuit.10:06 a.m.
Mike Farris: High-altitude climber and biology professor at Hamline University, who teaches seminars on high-altitude human biology. His latest book is "The Altitude Experience: Successful Trekking and Climbing above 8,000 Feet."