Sustainability at a glance

Will global temperature rise inspire a behavior shift?

Jan 23, 2015
2014 was the hottest year on record. What's next for climate change policy and economics?
Posted In: climate change, global warming, sustainability, Economics
An official from oil-and-gas producer Encana Corp shows off a handful of sand at a fracking site in Colorado.

States play catch-up with sand mining

Jan 19, 2015
In Wisconsin, sand mines go uninspected, fines are modest and some rules have lapsed.
Posted In: fracking, sand, Wisconsin
Bees in Los Angeles collect nectar from a flower.

Itinerant bees play an important role in economy

Jan 16, 2015
Without bees, we'd lose $15 billion each year in the U.S. – and $100 billion globally.
Posted In: bees, Environment, Agriculture

Frac sand companies get creative with local politics

Jan 16, 2015
When a Wisconsin county tried to shut them out, sand companies found a way in.
Posted In: fracking, sand, Wisconsin

With oil prices down, small companies feel the squeeze

Jan 14, 2015
When oil prices drop, size and location matter to the survival of oil companies.
Posted In: crude oil, fracking, North Dakota

Just in time for Valentine's, a shortage of chocolate

Jan 14, 2015
We're eating more (and growing less) cacao.
Posted In: chocolate, chocolates, valentines
A wInter sky at sunset over Sugarcreek MetroPark in the Dayton, Ohio, area.

Old golf courses become new kind of wilderness

Jan 12, 2015
Failed golf courses are being allowed to return to their natural states.
Posted In: Golf, lawns, green

Restaurants shell out for high-priced scallops

Jan 7, 2015
Catch limits and a short season are driving up the the price of Maine scallops.
Posted In: seafood, maine, shellfish
Pipe is stacked at the southern site of the Keystone XL pipeline in Cushing, Oklahoma.

The economics of Keystone in an era of cheap oil

Jan 6, 2015
Pipeline is at top of agenda of Republican-controlled Congress. Why?
Posted In: Keystone pipeline, Keystone XL, cheap oil

A polar bear capital fears a bearless future

Jan 5, 2015
Churchill, Manitoba, counts on income from tourists who come to see the bears.
Posted In: polar bears, tourism, seasonal impacts
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