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.
Host Marco Werman speaks with Dr. Peter Gleick about China's massive water pollution problems. The Chinese government reported this week that levels of common water pollutants were twice as high as they had previously thought.
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.