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.


Features by Sam Eaton

Fed makes record profit in 2009

The Federal Reserve made record profits in 2009, the biggest annual profit in the bank's history -- which is good news for the federal budget. Sam Eaton reports why the Fed was so successful last year.

White House focuses on fuel efficiency

As the Detroit Auto Show kicks off, the White House is set to announce its plans to make cars and trucks even more fuel-efficient. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Sam Eaton about what auto projects the government is supporting.
Posted In: Auto

Big earnings predicted in 4th quarter

Analysts see a big bump ahead for earnings in the 4th quarter, moving them into positive territory for the first time in years. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Sam Eaton about what's driving those numbers.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

EPA proposes stronger smog standards

The EPA is proposing tougher limits for the nation's most persistent air pollutant -- smog. And it's no longer just the urban corridors that will have to clean up. Sam Eaton reports.

Cold snap boosts global commodities

The winter cold snap is expected to increase U.S. heating demand, which is giving oil prices a bump. But it's not just oil the weather's affecting. Sam Eaton reports.

A climate of survival vs. self-interest

Regardless of the outcome from the climate conference in Copenhagen, all the players there will be dealing with one major concern that isn't going away. Sam Eaton explains.

Heavy taxes fuel Danes' clean economy

Denmark is far ahead of the U.S. in moving to a clean economy. Sam Eaton reports on the sacrifice the Danes are making to build a low-carbon future.
Posted In: Taxes

Summit gives protesters cold shoulder

Protesters at the Copenhagen summit are being met with riot police and tear gas as they try to represent a voice they say isn't being heard in the Bella Center. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Sam Eaton, who is at the scene.

Corporations lost in Copenhagen clamor

Reporter Sam Eaton talks with Kai Ryssdal about why corporate leaders are in Copenhagen, and what the mood is like at the conference during its last days.

What makes climate deal so hard to do?

A standoff between developing nations and rich countries brought talks to a halt in Copenhagen. Sam Eaton reports on where the money for a climate treaty is going to come from.


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