Sam Eaton is an independent radio and television journalist. His reporting on complex environmental issues from climate change to population growth has taken him all over the United States and the world.
Power plants and factories produce thousands of tons of pollutants and carbon dioxide, but so do driving and flipping on a light switch. As Sam Eaton reports, some consumers have found a way to atone for polluting by purchasing pollution credits that take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.
A report out today ranks companies on how well they're dealing with the challenges of global warming. The ranking comes from a group that invests in environmentally-friendly technology. Sam Eaton reports.
Exxon Mobil Corp. says it will boost spending on oil and gas exploration from $18 billion to $20 billion a year through the end of the decade. Sam Eaton reports from the Marketplace Sustainability Desk.
If oil prices stay high, sales of renewable energy could jump fourfold in the next decade to nearly $170 billion, according to newly released research. Sam Eaton reports.
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China has decided to abandon virtually all numerical economic targets from its planning system. For decades, the country's five-year economic plans have been based on stringent targets. Now the government wants to spend more on social programs and the environment. Sam Eaton has the story.