July 26, 2018 at 5:30 am

A new report finds that our once lush and green spaces are turning into wastelands due to decades of aging and neglect. We’ll reveal how they can be saved. In our ongoing Peril and Promise series, we’ll take you from the urban jungle of New York City to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, one of the seven natural wonders of Costa Rica, which is now under the growing threat of climate change. Is America in decline? Award-winning journalist Steven Brill discusses his new best-selling book, “Tailspin,” in which he dissects the current state of the nation, focusing on how we came to be where we are now, and how we can turn it around.

Aired on July 25, 2018.