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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Communities tackle climate change without politics

Dec 2, 2010
While big policymakers in the U.N. consider climate change resolutions at the summit in Cancun, some communities back here in the U.S. are tackling environmental problems on their own. Even if they don't consider it that way. Adriene Hill reports.
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White House reverses decision on off-shore drilling

Dec 1, 2010
The White House announced that it'll ban new drilling in the mid- and southern Atlantic coast and the west coast of Florida. Marketplace's Sarah Gardener reports.
Posted In: Environment, Oil

Japan wants out of the Kyoto treaty

Dec 1, 2010
No one's expecting earth shaking news out of the UN Climate Conference in Cancun. But in other global climate news, a major economic power wants to back out of the world's only legally binding climate change treaty. Eve Troeh has more.
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Small businesses see benefits in going green

Dec 1, 2010
While the U.N. summit in Cancun undertakes big environmental initiatives, some small businesses are already taking up the green cause. What they're discovering is that beyond the environmental factors, going green is helping out their bottom line, too.
Posted In: Environment, Small Business

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