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How green will the new Congress be?

Nov 20, 2006
With only a slight majority in both houses and the President's veto power looming, Democrats may have a tough time changing U.S. policy on climate change. But a couple proposals have a chance. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Washington

Climate change talks kick off in Kenya

Nov 15, 2006
Delegates from around the world are meeting in Nairobi. Climate change advocates will be watching the U.S. closely for any sign of an olive branch. They say people's livelihoods are at stake, especially in the developing world. Gretchen Wilson reports.

Yukon salmon in trouble

Nov 14, 2006
Sam Eaton reports from Alaska's Yukon River where climate change is threatening the lucrative salmon fishing industry.

Nuclear power race

Nov 13, 2006
GE and Hitachi have formed a joint venture to build a nuclear power plant in the U.S. It's the latest in a wave of major consolidations in the nuclear business, Steve Tripoli reports.

U.S. becoming a toxic dumping ground?

Nov 13, 2006
Europe and Japan have banned an increasing number of chemicals used in everyday products. The U.S. hasn't followed suit, so those products are ending up on our store shelves. Sarah Gardner reports.

Luxury meets clean diesel technology

Nov 13, 2006
Mercedes-Benz is slated to roll out a luxury sedan that gets 35 mpg and doesn't pollute the air. Host Kai Ryssdal heads out to the parking lot with Los Angeles Times auto critic Dan Neil.

IAE: Build more nuclear power plants

Nov 7, 2006
For the first time in its 32-year history, the IAE has called on world governments to rely more on nuclear energy. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to The Economist magazine reporter Vijay Vaitheeswaran.

Low expectations for climate talks

Nov 6, 2006
Thousands of delegates from around the world have gathered in Kenya to discuss future steps to fight the effects of climate change. But experts don't anticipate any big breakthroughs, Sam Eaton reports.

Extending Kyoto

Nov 6, 2006
The UN's annual climate change conference begins today in Nairobi. On the agenda is a proposal to expand market mechanisms to encourage developing countries to adopt clean energy technologies. Sarah Gardner reports.

Seafood off the menu?

Nov 3, 2006
The world's seafood supply could virtually disappear by the mid-century if current trends continue, says a study out today. Commercial fishing as we know it would be over. Stephen Beard reports.

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