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LEED - Green or a Game?

Dec 31, 2007
I've been doing a little early preparation for my New Year's resolution - to take the USGBC's LEED Accredited Professional test (passing not...
Posted In: green building, LEED

Iowa: Smart Energy Policy or Ethanol?

Dec 29, 2007
Janne K. Flisrand:...
Posted In: Election 2008, ethanol

Carriers afraid they'll cough up for CO2

Dec 21, 2007
A new E.U. bill setting CO2 limits for planes allows carriers to buy emissions permits at auctions. But Megan Williams reports the law is making some carriers anticipate paying billions and increasing ticket prices.
Posted In: Travel

Safe drinking water gets harder to tap

Dec 17, 2007
Water is the subject of a new book called "Blue Planet Run." Kai Ryssdal talked with its author and photographer Rick Smolan about how so much of the water we do have is polluted and unusable.

Drought stirs up dust between states

Dec 17, 2007
A meeting of governors for Georgia, Florida and Alabama didn't resolve their fight over ever-shorter water supplies. But they did promise to make peace before they meet again in two months. Nancy Marshall-Genzer reports on how things got so bad.

Traders consider a different green

Dec 13, 2007
Intended to tap into the fast-growing carbon allowances market, the Green Exchange, a joint venture between the New York Merchantile Exchange and big Wall Street banks, will open early next year. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Can CSR be taken at face value?

Dec 12, 2007
In response to: Corporations find 'responsibility' sells Marketplace,® Dec. 11, 2007 Heidi Siegelbaum's take: I have nothing a...

Cap-and-trade still has kinks

Dec 11, 2007
Despite the cap-and-trade system inspired by the Kyoto Protocol, Europe's greenhouse gas emissions are still rising. Sarah Gardner looks into where the scheme may have failed -- and where it could still succeed.

Google is to Spider-Man as ... ?

Dec 3, 2007
In response to: Google searching for renewable energy Marketplace,® Nov. 27, 2007 Dennis Markatos-Soriano's take In Spider-Man...

Saving water after it goes to waste

Dec 3, 2007
As drinking water becomes more precious, some cities are looking at the sewers in a new way. Sarah Gardner reports on new efforts to recycle wastewater -- and get people more enthused about the toilet-to-tap scenario.