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Environment a concern of both parties

Jan 31, 2008
A new study out from George Mason University reveals Republicans and Democrats are about equal when it comes to acting green. Sarah Gardner reports what constitutes popular eco-actions across both parties.

Man-made attempts at saving wildlife

Jan 31, 2008
With warming polar regions endangering habitats for polar bears and penguins, scientists and others are experimenting with ways to protect the animals from extinction. Janet Babin reports.

Georgia left to dry

Jan 30, 2008
Facing record drought, Georgia's environmental officials are limiting most outdoor uses of water, including filling swimming pools. Atlanta reporter Lateef Mungin talks with Kai Ryssdal about how Georgia's businesses are taking the news.

Engineering solutions to climate change

Jan 30, 2008
If we can't stop global warming, can we adapt to it? Some ideas seem far out -- like generating a giant cloud or launching a huge umbrella to block the rays of the sun. Nate DiMeo reports the proposals are risky to try, but not trying may be risky as well.

Tata Nano Revolution (Part 2): Straining a squeezed global oil market

Jan 30, 2008
With a sticker price half of the world’s cheapest cars (like India’s Maruti and China’s Chery brands), the $2,500 Nano will probably...
Posted In: auto market, biofuels, India, Tata

Dutch plan for flooding: Higher ground

Jan 29, 2008
In the Netherlands, 60% of the population lives below sea level, thanks to dikes and pumps. But global warming is making it harder to keep up. Rico Gagliano reports how a new kind of water defense is changing the Dutch landscape and the way some farmers do business.

Dutch homes will float with the climate

Jan 29, 2008
Global warming's rising oceans seriously threaten the Netherlands, where 60% of its population lives below sea level. But some Dutch are floating new options for going with the flow. Rico Gagliano explores their climate-proof homes.

Another view of Plan B

Jan 29, 2008
Dennis M. Bushnell, chief scientist at NASA's Langley Research Center, talks with Marketplace's Sam Eaton about Plan B visions of living with climate change.

Seeing opportunity in rising oceans

Jan 28, 2008
Conservative projections say rising seas from climate change would displace hundreds of millions of people and cost hundreds of billions of dollars over the next century. Sam Eaton found a scientist with a plan to capitalize on melting icecaps for the sake of everyone.

Under dry sky, Aussies turn to the sea

Jan 28, 2008
With climate change reducing reliable rainfall in Australia, many cities are tapping the ocean as a water source. And they're trying to do it without making a bad problem worse. Nate Dimeo reports. First in a series.

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