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The scientific challenge

This story also appeared on America Public Media's Marketplace. TRANSCRIPT Kai Ryssdal: There are now, the United Nations tells us, seven billion people on the planet. Sooner rather than later — another 30, 35 years or so — there's going to be more than nine billion. That's a whole lot of mouths to feed. So

Nov 14, 2011
Oil and Mining

The Price of Gas

What's the price of gasoline? In the U.S. it's about $4 a gallon. But some experts say the true price of gas is much higher. What about the costs of pollution, and the global and local problems caused by it? Who pays for those? This animated feature from the Center for Investigative Reporting calculates the

Jun 14, 2011

Lawsuit by low-income groups may delay climate law

The latest legal challenge to California's landmark climate-change legislation isn't coming from big polluters faced with a series of new regulations. Instead, groups representing low-income residents are challenging the environmental law as unfairly burdening their beleaguered communities. A handful of community groups, represented by the San Francisco-based Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment have

Feb 9, 2011

Timber companies stand to benefit from new climate law

California timber firms could emerge as big winners in the state’s fight against global warming, earning millions of dollars through the sale of carbon credits if a new set of rules are approved by the Air Resources Board this week. READ FULL STORY | REACT | FAQ | CALIFORNIA WATCH | CARBON WATCH

Dec 15, 2010

‘Perverse’ Carbon Payments Send Big Bucks to China

To offset their own carbon emissions, European companies have been wildly overpaying China to incinerate a powerful greenhouse gas known as hfc 23. And in a bizarre twist, those payments have spurred the manufacture of a harmful refrigerant that is being smuggled into the U.S. and used illegally. READ FULL STORY | YALE ENVIRONMENT 360

Dec 13, 2010

Four states prepare legal assault on California’s climate law

The attorneys general of at least four states are preparing to sue California if the state’s landmark law limiting greenhouse gas emissions survives a challenge at the ballot box this November. READ FULL ARTICLE >> Watch the full episode of Carbon Watch online. >> See web exclusive features on Carbon Watch.

Sep 9, 2010
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