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Horizon Organic to consumers: sewage sludge is good for you!

Jul 22, 2009
Already plagued for falling prices and other woes, the organic food industry is now confronting 800-pound gorilla Dean Food's decision to create a...
Posted In: Dean Foods, Horizon Organics, natural, organic

States fret over costly factory clean-up

Jul 21, 2009
States are growing increasingly concerned over the clean-up costs for work sites abandoned by failed industries. Factories often contain hazardous materials and states can't afford to pick up the bill. Alisa Roth reports.

Making cap and trade go small time

Jul 21, 2009
Right now, only big companies trade carbon credits to reduce greenhouse gases. But what if it were brought down to an individual level? Bill Radke talks to Tom Reilly, CEO of a company which wants to see small-scale carbon trading happen.

Iconic buildings get green overhauls

Jul 16, 2009
In addition to its name change, Chicago's Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) is getting a $350 million green makeover. Adriene Hill reports on the retrofitting it and other famous buildings are undergoing.

Is Wal-Mart making my eco-dream come true?

Jul 15, 2009
UPDATE 7/15/09 2:53pm -- Sam Eaton previews Wal-Mart's announcement on Marketplace today....
Posted In: Seventh Generation, sustainability index, Wal-Mart

Shipping industry set for C02 regulation

Jul 15, 2009
A U.N.-sponsored is working to reduce the swelling carbon footprint of the shipping industry. Global shipping produces more greenhouse gas emissions than all of Germany, but carbon emissions have gone unregulated. Sam Eaton reports.

Talk about strange bedfellows: Dow Chemical & Greenpeace on cap and trade

Jul 14, 2009
We've had Dow Chemical in the Greenwash Brigade's crosshairs in the past, so climate change skeptics chew on this: Greenpeace AND Dow Chemical are...
Posted In: cap and trade, carbon emissions, climate change, Dow, flat earth society, global warming, greenpeace

Exxon looks to benefits of pond scum

Jul 14, 2009
Exxon is expected to invest $600 million to develop a new generation of fuels derived from algae. Mitchell Hartman explains the various environmental benefits to algae and Exxon's involvement with biofuel investing.

The "G" in GM is for green?

Jul 13, 2009
The AP reports that General Motors has emerged from bankrupcy ready to "go green."...
Posted In: auto market, General Motors, GM, greenwash

How G8's decision will affect U.S.

Jul 8, 2009
Sustainability reporter Sarah Gardner talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the G8's indecision over climate change could impact America's own legislation for greenhouse gas reductions.