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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.


Top UN climate negotiator steps down

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.

Conflict & Justice

EU environmental laws influence US

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.

Science, Tech & Environment

Ship perched precariously

The maritime authorities in Australia are trying to stabilize a coal carrier which has run aground near the Great Barrier Reef. The Chinese-registered ship is balanced precariously and the fear is that it could spill hundreds of tons of oil into the sea.