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How a 'Cap and Trade' system will work

May 20, 2009
A House committee is weighing legislation to slash greenhouse gases. The centerpiece of the strategy will be a 'Cap and Trade' system. Sustainability reporter Sarah Gardner breaks down how it'll work with Kai Ryssdal.
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U.S. may be left in cold to get seabeds

May 13, 2009
Today is the deadline for nations to file claims on continental shelves extending beyond their coastlines. But without signing a treaty, the U.S. could be losing out on some potentially vast oil reserves. Sam Eaton reports.

Mandatory composting may come to SF

May 8, 2009
San Francisco wants to boost its high recycling rate, so it may become the first city to make composting and recycling mandatory. And there could be stiff penalties for those who don't comply. Caitlan Carroll reports.

Unsafe at any sip: Washington babies lose

May 7, 2009
And for today's jeopardy: Who is the U.S Trade Representative to China and why did he meddle with Maryland's proposed healthy toy bill? What...
Posted In: BPA, Wal-Mart

Solar users could trade power for cash

May 7, 2009
Solar panel users who generate more power than they need currently relinquish that excess energy to local utilities. A Senate committee is considering whether to require those companies to pay for that energy. Jennifer Collins reports.

Controversy over pollution permits

May 5, 2009
Congress is considering global warming legislation to cap greenhouse gas emissions. But, there is controversy over how to control the emissions, and whether to give the carbon allowances away or make emitters pay. Sarah Gardner reports.

Utilities concerned over cap-and-trade

Apr 27, 2009
House lawmakers may have a new version of a climate change bill this week. But American power producers are worried about the expense of a proposed cap-and-trade system. Jennifer Collins reports.

Beaming solar power from space

Apr 24, 2009
California law requires utility companies to get a fifth of their electricity from renewable sources by 2012. So Pacific Gas and Electric is getting creative with satellite technology. Jennifer Collins reports.

"Natural" strikes again - and someone calls it out

Apr 23, 2009
Amy Tennery at Slate's "The Big Money" highlights "Green claims that make us see red."...
Posted In: certifications, cleaning products, cosmetics, natural

An overflow of green marketing

Apr 22, 2009
Companies are coming out in full force to show their support for green on Earth Day. But is all this green marketing effective? Jennifer Collins reports.