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Keeping growing economies green

Jun 5, 2008
A House panel begins debate today over how to spend $2 billion requested for an International Clean Technology Fund. Jeremy Hobson reports the fund aims to reduce the green house gas emissions of developing countries.

Bill adds carbon tariff on foreign goods

Jun 4, 2008
A climate change bill making its way through Congress would place a tariff on some foreign-made goods. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Sam Eaton about the controversial provision.

Affordable solar panels to come

Jun 2, 2008
Solar power is often left out of the renewable energy equation because of its high cost. But as production catches up, the industry is bracing for a glut. Sam Eaton reports the price of solar panels may drop as much as 40 percent.

Greenhouse bill heats business debate

May 29, 2008
A new Senate bill would cut U.S. greenhouse emissions by 70 percent. Most lawmakers agree on the goal but debate remains over how to design a system that's fair to businesses. Sam Eaton reports.

Exxon not into climate change talk

May 28, 2008
Exxon Mobil shareholders are holding their annual meeting in Dallas today, where some will push for a focus on climate change. But some shareholders think they should only concentrate on making money. Jeff Tyler has more.

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.
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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.