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Carbon trading gets personal

Some say that limiting industry's greenhouse emissions isn't enough; individuals need to be put on a cap and trade plan, too. Guest: Richard Starkey, a researcher with the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in the UK, about a number of personal CO2 trading schemes, and the challenges to putting limits on people's carbon emissions.

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Wealth and health

When it comes to your personal health, diet and exercise are great but your salary and zip code could be bigger factors in how long you will live. That's the message behind the new PBS series 'Unnatural Causes, Is Inequality Making us Sick?' Host Bruce Gellerman speaks with Llewellyn Smith, co-executive producer of the series.

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Green goes to the boardroom

More and more companies are finding ways to make economic growth with environmental benchmarks part of their mandates. Fred Krupp, author of 'Earth: The Sequel' and president of Environmental Defense Fund, tells host Steve Curwood, the profit motive that helped create global warming can also help solve it.

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Vision of a sustainable city

In honor of Earth Day, we revisit some of our favorite stories. When reporter Cecilia Vaisman visited Curitiba, Brazil in 1994, she learned how a city with a growing population and outdated infrastructure transformed into a sustainable and wonderfully livable city, with lots of green space, recycling programs, and an efficient rapid transit system.

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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.

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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.

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For whom the roads toll

One of the ways Congress is considering raising the 1.6 trillion dollars needed to repair the nation's transportation infrastructure is through tolls on federal roads. Host Bruce Gellerman speaks with the Wall Street Journal's Christopher Conkey.

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Food profiteering

With the higher costs of staple foods like corn and wheat some are making record profits. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with The Economist's John Parker about what's causing the global food crisis and who benefits from high prices.

Environment

Farm Bill food fight

President Bush's veto of the massive farm bill was plowed under by Congressional members eager to bring home some election year bacon. Guest: Daniel Imhoff, author of "Food Fight: The Citizen's Guide to a Food and Farm Bill," for the big picture.

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On the farm with the Farm Bill

The farm bill gives mixed messages to farmers when it comes to the environment ? boosting conservation programs at the same time it subsidizes harmful farming practices. Living on Earth's Jeff Young spent some time down on the farm to learn more.