Sustainability - Most Commented


Building on the principles of green

Jun 18, 2008
Abu Dhabi and Greensburg, Kansas may not seem to have a lot in common, but both cities are spearheading green development projects. Sarah Gardner reports on their separate plans for a similar goal.

Natural gas prices on the rise

Jun 10, 2008
Despite the arrival of a hot summer, natural gas prices are almost double what they were in December. Ashley Milne-Tyte explains last winter's effect on current supplies and other culprits to the rising costs.

Shh - don't tell anyone - these apartments are green!

Jun 9, 2008
Riding home the other night, I saw a big sign: "The First Green Apartments in Minneapolis."...
Posted In: green building, marketing

FIJI water by the numbers

Jun 6, 2008
Manufactured luxury by the numbers:...
Posted In: bottled water, Fiji, Klean Kanteen, Sigg

Keeping growing economies green

Jun 5, 2008
A House panel begins debate today over how to spend $2 billion requested for an International Clean Technology Fund. Jeremy Hobson reports the fund aims to reduce the green house gas emissions of developing countries.

Bill adds carbon tariff on foreign goods

Jun 4, 2008
A climate change bill making its way through Congress would place a tariff on some foreign-made goods. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Sam Eaton about the controversial provision.

Affordable solar panels to come

Jun 2, 2008
Solar power is often left out of the renewable energy equation because of its high cost. But as production catches up, the industry is bracing for a glut. Sam Eaton reports the price of solar panels may drop as much as 40 percent.

Greenhouse bill heats business debate

May 29, 2008
A new Senate bill would cut U.S. greenhouse emissions by 70 percent. Most lawmakers agree on the goal but debate remains over how to design a system that's fair to businesses. Sam Eaton reports.

Exxon not into climate change talk

May 28, 2008
Exxon Mobil shareholders are holding their annual meeting in Dallas today, where some will push for a focus on climate change. But some shareholders think they should only concentrate on making money. Jeff Tyler has more.

Tapping the Arctic Ocean for oil

May 27, 2008
Arctic states are meeting in Greenland to discuss the possibility of exploring the Arctic Ocean for oil now that global warming has made it more accessible. Stephen Beard reports environmentalists are dismayed.