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Conflict & Justice

Sarkozy not giving up on carbon tax

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is pushing for a carbon tax to help fight climate change. But A LOT of people are pushing back. If passed, France would become the FIRST major world economy to institute such a tax. The World's Gerry Hadden has the story.

Conflict & Justice

Indigenous Protest in Cambodia

We're on the Indochinese peninsula for this Geo Quiz, looking for the name of a southeast Asian forest. It's home to indigenous Kui people who've lived in the forest for centuries. Illegal logging and mining are taking a toll on the ancient forest.

Science, Tech & Environment

A proposed Ohio gas pipeline is raising safety and property rights concerns for landowners in Ohio

Believe it or not, the Keystone XL pipeline is not the only pipeline in North America. Pipelines that carry natural gas from wells to refineries stretch hundreds of miles in the US, crossing public and private land. Many of these pipelines are planned for densely populated areas, and in some states, local opposition has been fierce.

Science, Tech & Environment

Rising carbon dioxide levels may reduce the nutritional value of important foods

Rising levels of atmospheric CO2 are already having significant impacts on climate, weather patterns and water supplies. Scientists expect increased carbon dioxide levels will also affect agriculture across the world, in ways we can't predict. The results of a recent study suggest that one of those affects could be quite alarming.

Science, Tech & Environment

What deteriorating air quality looks like around the world

The Chinese government announced Monday that it plans to take more than five million vehicles off the road to improve air quality, including 330,000 cars in Beijing. This announcement comes only weeks after the World Health Organization announced that only 12 percent of cities reporting on air quality meet their standards for safe levels. With the help of our newsroom designers, we put together a list of places recently affected by deteriorating air quality and incidents of smog.