Scott Tong is a correspondent for Marketplace’s sustainability desk, with a focus on energy, environment, resources, climate, supply chain and the global economy. He services the complete portfolio of Marketplace programming and has reported on several special series including long-term U.S. job creation, U.N. climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, the Japan earthquake and tsunami, the BP oil spill one-year anniversary, and famine in the Horn of Africa. He has reported from more than a dozen countries. Tong joined Marketplace in 2004, serving most recently as the China bureau chief in Shanghai from January 2007 to July 2010. While there, he reported on a special series on the economics of one-child and the 30th anniversary of the one-child policy in China, the Beijing Olympics, the food safety scares in 2007, labor strikes, slave labor, child lead poisoning and baby-selling in China’s international adoption program. Prior to joining Marketplace, Tong worked as a producer and off-air reporter at PBS Newshour with Jim Lehrer for seven years, where he produced a special series from Iraq in 2003. Tong received his bachelor’s degree in government from Georgetown University. A native of Poughkeepsie N.Y., Tong now lives in Arlington, Va. with his wife and three children. He’s an acknowledged soccer dad, and enjoys cooking, cycling (he bikes to work on a regular basis), and running slowly.
Posted In: Climate Conference, greenhouse gas emissions, Paris Climate Conference, Le Bourget
Some countries do little to cut emissions and benefit as others do the heavy lifting.
Posted In: energy, Oil, fracking
The oil and gas producer borrowed heavily, now it's deep in debt and struggling
Posted In: energy, power grid
In a war game, utilities face all sorts of challenges: saboteurs, storms, squirrels.
Posted In: global warming, carbon emissions, United Nations
Global warming caused by burning fossil fuels was first predicted more than a century ago.
Posted In: consumer sentiment, holiday shopping, holiday spending
Will consumers spend more this season?
Posted In: Keystone pipeline, energy, big oil
A look at what's going to happen to the controversial pipeline.
Posted In: Northrop Grumman, stealth bomber, Pentagon
Northrop Grumman's contract will fuel economies, but not like in the past.
Posted In: General Motors, unions
A new UAW contract will give some GM workers their first raise in about a decade.
Posted In: Halliburton, oil drilling, big oil
As drilling shuts down, the oil-field service company adapts.
Posted In: earthquakes, oklahoma, crude oil, oil storage
Earthquakes could threaten the U.S.'s most important storage site for crude oil.