How green is my country?

The race is on to develop sustainable solutions to climate change. From clean coal technology in Tianjin to the construction of Masdar City — a self-contained metropolis in the United Arab Emirates designed to be carbon neutral — countries around the world are devising new ways to reduce global dependency on fossil fuels. But as places like China and the U.A.E. move ahead with large scale green initiatives, is the U.S. lagging behind?

Need to Know’s Alison Stewart runs that question by Professor Bill Chameides, Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Professor Chameides writes about environmental issues and options for a more sustainable future on his blog, The Green Grok.

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