Business, Economics and Jobs

Environment

Charging for carbon

San Francisco Bay air officials are about to assess 1.2 million dollars in fees on businesses for emitting greenhouse gases. It's one of the first instances of a carbon tax in the United States, and the real motive may be to keep the idea of a carbon tax in play.

Business, Economics and Jobs

Kevin Phillips

Author Kevin Phillips talks about his new book, "Bad Money," in which he explains why he thinks the explosive growth of America's Wild West financial markets is to blame for the ongoing economic swoon.

Environment

Fueling the food crisis

Some agriculture experts say demand for ethanol is to blame for the global crisis in food prices. They want Congress to back away from aggressive targets. But Living on Earth's Jeff Young finds little appetite for that on Capitol Hill.

Environment

Spending the stimulus

Congressman Brian Baird wants Americans to use their economic stimulus checks to benefit the environment. What will people do with the money? Living on Earth's Bobby Bascomb hit the street to find out.

Conflict & Justice

Gaza crisis

The World's Katy Clark reports that the United Nations today announced that it's stopping food aid delivery to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip; UN officials say they've run out of fuel because of an Israeli blockade on Gaza.

Environment

Biofuel vs. Food?

Host Lisa Mullins speaks with Jean Ziegler, the United Nations "Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food" about how biofuel production may be contributing to the global food crisis.

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