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Countries still working toward low-carbon agreement

Dec 10, 2010
As the U.N. climate conference gets ready to wrap up, there's still some sticking points before all 194 countries make an agreement. Scott Tong reports from Cancun, Mexico.
Posted In: Environment

Ethanol tax credits are getting bipartisan disapproval

Dec 10, 2010
It looks like there's at least one issue in Washington that might be getting bipartisan support today: the expiration of ethanol tax credits. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Environment

Mayan farmers struggle to grow corn

Dec 9, 2010
Within a few decades, corn crops in Tabi, Mexico went from abundant to sparse. Indigenous farmers there feel real change in the climate and want governments to help them cope.
Posted In: Agriculture, Environment

Bringing greater transparency to nonprofits

Dec 8, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Ned Breslin, CEO of the nonprofit Water for People, about the group's FLOW system, which measures the successes -- or failures -- of water projects around the world in real time.
Posted In: Charity, Environment

China announces plans to slow growth of its carbon emissions

Dec 7, 2010
At last year's U.N. climate conference, China didn't get the best reputation. But this year, the country seems to be changing things around; today announcing a pledge to slow the growth of its carbon emissions. Will the country stay true to its word? Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Environment

Mexico's incentives to become a greener country

Dec 6, 2010
Don't be fooled by the water-hungry golf courses and energy-intensive resorts in Cancun. Mexico has serious reasons to become more environmentally-friendly. Marketplace's Eve Troeh reports.
Posted In: Environment

Insurance companies join the Cancun climate talks

Dec 6, 2010
The UN climate change talks will wrap up this week in Cancun, Mexico. But while countries discuss climate issues, so too does the insurance industry. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Environment

Wealthy countries agree to give poorer countries $100 billion

Dec 3, 2010
The pledge was made to help poorer nations to cope with the effects of climate change. But one fundraising idea -- taxing air travel and shipping -- may be challenging to implement.
Posted In: Airlines, Environment, Transportation

A small Australian island to test personal cap and trade program

Dec 3, 2010
Norfolk was once a penal island for Australia, but now it is home to the first experimental personal cap and trade program. Citizens will be allotted carbon points which they will trade for commodities. Professor Gary Egger explains.
Posted In: Environment

What individuals, cities are doing about climate change

Dec 2, 2010
From individuals to cities, people are trying to "green" themselves on their own, instead of waiting for legislation. Marketplace's Adriene Hill reports.
Posted In: Environment

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