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.
Starting this winter, residents of Sydney, Australia are getting some of their drinking water from a brand new desalination plant. The plant was built after years of erratic rainfall. Phil Mercer reports from Sydney.
The top United Nations climate negotiator has resigned following his failure to secure a comprehensive treaty at the Copenhagen climate summit. The World's environment editor Peter Thomson reports on the challenges ahead for climate negotiators.
In the West African nation of Senegal, an informal recycling industry has poisoned children and left a neighborhood severely polluted. Residents caused the contamination by pulling apart car batteries to extract the lead. Jori Lewis reports.
In an effort to help cut greenhouse gas pollution, Britsh Columbia has adopted North America's largest carbon tax. But as the World's Jason Margolis reports, the tax may still be too small to be making a difference.
Over the last two decades Europe has been forcing more companies to make sure their products don't harm human health or end up in the environment. And that principle is now taking hold here in the US. Liam Moriarty of station KPLU in Seattle reports.