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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

Placing bets on clean energy

Dec 1, 2010
Some states and energy companies are taking it upon themselves to transition into clean energy. Marketplace's Scott Tong looks into the potential risks and benefits for the preemptive thinking.
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Calculating the cost of catastrophes

Nov 30, 2010
Swiss Re, and insurer, has issued a report, saying that the cost of this year's global catastrophes is $220 billion. Christopher Werth has more.
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Keeping countries in check at U.N. climate summit

Nov 29, 2010
The U.N. climate negotiators are at it again for the next two weeks as they meet for a summit in Cancun, Mexico. On the block: making sure countries are following regulations and making an effort in decreasing global warming. Scott Tong talks more about the U.S.'s important role.
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World leaders gather to cut carbon emissions

Nov 29, 2010
In Cancun, Mexico, leaders from all over the planet are gathered to try again on an agreement to cut carbon emissions. Many of those same leaders met a year ago with no success. There's not much hope for this year, but negotiators do see some bright spots.
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