Sustainability - Most Commented
Oct 26, 2007
Many towns and cities in the Southeast, including Atlanta, are months away from completely running out of water. Sam Eaton reports the economic fallout is only beginning.
Oct 23, 2007
Rising construction costs and concerns over global warming legislation have caused utilities to cancel plans for 16 new coal-fired power plants in recent months. Instead, they're opting for something much cheaper -- conservation. Sam Eaton reports.
Oct 18, 2007
U.S. mining law has gone unchanged for more than a century, and large corporations have taken advantage of the free pass given to the original miners of the Western frontier. But Sam Eaton tells us that could soon change.
Oct 17, 2007
Lots of companies are going green. And they can't wait to tell you about it in their ads and press releases. But commentator Robert Reich says, Big whoop!
Oct 8, 2007
Scientists saying global warming is going to make the Southwest United States especially dry. That will likely have dire consequences on the economy of one of the country's fastest growing regions. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Sep 29, 2007
In the coming weeks, Marketplace will air a series of reports on our consumer culture -- why we keep buying as much stuff as we do, and whether or not it's sustainable. Tess Vigeland hauled around her own trash for two weeks for an education on waste.
Sep 28, 2007
Marketplace will soon launch a special series looking at the American consumer economy -- why we keep buying as much stuff as we do, and whether or not its sustainable. Tess Vigeland took up the challenge early, and hauled around her own garbage for nearly two weeks.
Sep 27, 2007
Using new water meters, South Africa's found a way to put conservation and commerce on the same page. But Gretchen Wilson reports human costs don't appear on the bill, and the disparity of who gets water -- and how much -- has the potential to be a flash point.
Sep 26, 2007
Making sure rising economic powers such as China, India and Brazil do their part to curb greenhouse gases has become a major sticking point for the White House. But, as Sam Eaton reports, the solutions might be even stickier.