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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.

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Features by Sam Eaton

California sues automakers

The Golden State is suing GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda and Nissan over greenhouse gas emissions. Some cry politics, but the case could have legs, Sam Eaton reports.

Clean technology sticker shock

Xcel Energy plans to build a clean-coal power plant to capture its CO2 emissions. It's hailed as a breakthrough in addressing global warming — but Colorado ratepayers may be stuck with a billion dollar bill. Sam Eaton looks at clean energy's next big hurdle: the tab.

Corn as food vs. corn as fuel

What happens to the economics of corn when demand for food competes with demand for a renewable fuel source? Sam Eaton reports.

Growing demand tests organic standards

The organic food industry is starting to face some growing pains — and some consumer backlash — as its popularity surges. Sam Eaton explains.

Airbus takes workers for a ride

The world's largest passenger jet, the Airbus A380, took off with a full load of passengers for the first time today — about 470 of its own employees. San Eaton reports.
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BP showing its greener side?

Oil giant BP launched a Web site today that lets drivers donate money to offset their carbon dioxide emissions. The cash will go toward renewable energy projects. But is it sanctimony or selflessness? Sam Eaton reports.

Global warming insurance

A coalition of investors representing about $3 trillion is pressuring insurance companies to get serious about climate change. The industry's survival could depend on it. Sam Eaton reports.

BP denies it hid inspection data

British oil company BP denied allegations today that it manipulated data from inspections of Alaska pipelines which were partially shut down earlier this month because of corrosion problems. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Canada

Expanded Alaska drilling expected

The Department of Interior is expected to announce this week plans to open 8 million acres west of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. Sam Eaton reports.

Dell's next move

It's been a rough week for the world's largest PC maker. It recalled four million notebook batteries on fears they could explode. Then yesterday, it reported disappointing quarterly earnings. Sam Eaton looks at possible rebound strategies.

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