Sustainability - Most Commented
Nov 14, 2012
Adding lots of train and bus lines to car-congested roads would seem to be an environmental slam dunk. If only the math would cooperate.
Jul 4, 2012
Commentator Pierre Desrochers offers the contrarian view that buying food locally is good for your health and the environment.
Dec 9, 2009
Al Gore talks with Kai Ryssdal about what it will take to get nations and businesses to change to a low-carbon economy, and what they stand to gain from it.
Oct 29, 2009
If global warming's worst effects are to be averted, new energy sources must be developed on a massive scale. But there will be winners and losers in that process. Sarah Gardner and Sam Eaton take us to two locales with stakes in America's energy future.
Jul 30, 2012
Commentator Mark Bittman says industrial meat production accounts for at least one-fifth of greenhouse gas emissions.
Jan 23, 2012
Rapid population growth tests the Philippines’ ability to feed itself. And spurs a rethink on one of the globe's most controversial issues.
Jan 26, 2011
Working from home may not be as good for the environment as you think it is.
Nov 29, 2010
In Brazil there's a movement afoot encouraging households to pee in the shower. They say it can reduce your water consumption by the equivalent o...
Jul 27, 2010
The Dutch have some of the best oil spill clean-up technology in the world, and they've offered it to the U.S. to help with the BP oil spill -- only to be told that their help is not necessary.
Feb 21, 2013
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission studied the disaster at the Fukushima reactors for a year. Now it's voting on an expensive safety modification to 31 similar reactors in the U.S.