Sustainability - Most Commented
Sep 24, 2007
It was a long dry summer across the Southwest United States. And climate experts say it's only going to get worse -- which has made one already scarce commodity all the more precious. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on the competition for water between cities and the countryside.
Sep 22, 2007
Trash Vigeland ... Mess Vigeland ... Bag Lady. The name calling began last weekend when Tess started two weeks of carrying around her trash 24-7 to get an idea of how much she sends to the landfill. Here's her update -- and her challenge to you.
Sep 17, 2007
Commentator Sandra Tsing Loh says she has had enough of fossil fuels and is ready to go solar. Anybody want to join her? . . . Anybody?
Sep 14, 2007
Marketplace's Tess Vigeland has volunteered to spend the next two weeks hauling her household trash around with her. She explains to Kai Ryssdal why she's so interested in this garbage.
Sep 14, 2007
Tess Vigeland takes a measure of how much garbage she sends to the landfill. Can she reduce her trash to zero after two weeks? And what about you? Are you up to the challenge?
Aug 30, 2007
As California sizzles in triple-digit temperatures, it's expected to break the record for power usage. But Golden State residents still won't pay higher energy rates, and that could be part of the problem, Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Aug 23, 2007
The Bush Administration is preparing new rules to encourage what some say is a safer and more efficient type of above-ground mining -- mountaintop, or strip, mining. John Dimsdale reports environmentalists are worried.
Aug 20, 2007
Hard rock miners digging for gold, silver, copper or uranium operate under an 1872 law that allows them to extract public resources for free. A bill in Congress now would change that, but the companies have powerful allies, Wren Elhai reports.
Aug 14, 2007
Imagine turning the ocean into a giant renewable energy pipeline. It could meet as much as 10 percent of U.S. power needs, but some who make their living on the water worry plans to harness it will leave them high and dry. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.