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.

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Features by Scott Tong

Here's how we'll cut down on greenhouse gases

Putting a price on carbon will create financial incentives to emit less.
Posted In: carbon dioxide, sustainable energy, alternative energy

A big week to come in climate change policy

There's more to just environmental concerns to climate change policy.
Posted In: climate change, climate, divestment

You may see $3 a gallon for gas in your lifetime

The global glut of oil is pushing gasoline prices down.
Posted In: gas prices, fracking, gasoline
Iraqi militia fighter

What a $6 billion anti-terrorist campaign amounts to

In the larger scheme, a $6 billion investment against ISIS is war on the cheap
Posted In: ISIL, terrorism, defense department
Tesla

Tesla bets on the present while the future races on

Tesla is relying on fab efficiency to cut prices on an established type of battery.
Posted In: tesla, batteries, electric cars
Dollar General

What would it mean if Dollar General went 'hostile'?

Dollar General ups its bid for Family Dollar, but that doesn’t mean shareholders will say yes.
Posted In: family dollar, dollar general, Mergers and Acquisitions
ISIS

What can ISIS do with oil wells it captures?

The extremist group ISIS finances itself in part by selling oil on the black market
Posted In: Iraq, black market, revenue, crude oil

A fracking story too good to be true

You know a technology's hot when stock market scammers make it part of their pitch.
Posted In: fracking, chimera, Securities and Exchange Commission
Hurricane Katrina

A lack of hurricanes is not all good for insurers

Without the occasional natural disaster, insurance companies must compete on price.
Posted In: flood insurance, hurricane, Hurricane Katrina

It's still summer, but gas prices haven't spiked

Gas prices often rise just in time for summer road trips, but not this year.
Posted In: gas prices

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