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Tapping the Arctic Ocean for oil

May 27, 2008
Arctic states are meeting in Greenland to discuss the possibility of exploring the Arctic Ocean for oil now that global warming has made it more accessible. Stephen Beard reports environmentalists are dismayed.

A step forward in climate change talks

May 26, 2008
Talks continue on a new climate change treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol, but as Sam Eaton explains, setting short-term goals still causes the most difficulty for politicians.

Worldwide fishing almost maxed out

May 26, 2008
A report out this morning finds 85 percent of the world's fisheries are either fished to capacity or facing collapse. Sam Eaton looks into the problems some countries are facing and what could help curb the issue.

More travelers taking the green route

May 22, 2008
This holiday weekend Americans are going to be taking to the roads and the skies in large numbers. But some of us are getting a little more green-minded about how we travel for vacation. Christy George reports.
Posted In: Travel

Biofuel credit leads to 'splash and dash'

May 21, 2008
The energy bill approved by the House includes a specific credit for biodiesel, which is promoted as a cleaner way to wean us off petroleum products. But there's a loophole that's giving the biodiesel subsidy a bad rap. Sarah Gardner reports.

Increased rice exports a short-term fix

May 21, 2008
Shortages of rice in Asia have forced Japan and several other big producers of the grain to reconsider their recent export bans. But will it help ease global markets? Sam Eaton reports.

Clean energy could mean tax breaks

May 21, 2008
Congress votes today on a bill that would renew billions of dollars in tax breaks for clean energy. Sam Eaton reports the money is needed, despite a record amount of investments from the private sector.

Green businesses still save green

May 20, 2008
The Environmental Defense Fund is using a new report to try and re-inspire businesses to make efforts to go green. Sarah Gardner has more on the small moves some companies are making that are saving them millions.

Diesel demand, prices go into overdrive

May 16, 2008
Demand for gas may be dropping, but worldwide demand for diesel is increasing. And prices have risen nearly three times as fast as for regular gas. So refiners are going all out to boost production. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Economy

BRIC could be a force for sustainability

May 16, 2008
Foreign ministers from Brazil, Russia, India and China are continuing talks today in Russia. But where some political analysts see a threat, others see potential for clean energy leadership. Sam Eaton has more.