Sustainability - Most Commented


Investors are diving into desalination

Jan 21, 2008
Predictions of drought and dwindling water supplies are turning investors' attention to the oceans as a reliable source of drinking water. Desalination isn't cheap, but a host of companies are diving in. Sarah Gardner reports.

The dubious road to Clorox's new GreenWorks product line

Jan 21, 2008
Let's start our journey in 2007 when Clorox and the American Red Cross crossed historically strict legal boundaries on using third-party...
Posted In: American Red Cross, cause marketing, Clorox, endorsements, Sierra Club

Tata Nano versus the SUV

Jan 21, 2008
I think the Tata Nano is brilliant. Imagine... it gets 50 mpg, is designed for diesel and possibly electric, is cost effective and is sold in kits...
Posted In: India, Tata

Winds of change in power generation

Jan 17, 2008
Wind power grew 45 percent last year and wind turbines generated more than 1 percent of the nation's electricity -- a first, according to the American Wind Energy Association. But the industry has a few storms on the horizon. Sarah Gardner reports.

Tata Nano Revolution (Part I): environmental mitigation in an unequal world

Jan 17, 2008
Normally, environmentalists would praise a major automaker’s introduction of a 50 MPG car....
Posted In: China, India, Tata

Report calls for higher gasoline tax

Jan 15, 2008
A new report says the federal gas tax needs to go up to foot the bill to fix America's aging bridges and roads. Think you can afford another 40 cents a gallon? Janet Babin reports.

A proliferation of definitions - that's the problem

Jan 12, 2008
Heidi reports 8 million web pages featuring sustainable development, and pointed out that there is "no dearth of sustainability criteria, labels...
Posted In: definitions, sustainability

Back to Politics

Jan 12, 2008
My own Super Tuesday caucus is coming up, and local organizers are sending around voter guides. Among others, I received the League of...
Posted In: Election 2008

Sustainability: a proliferation of definitions

Jan 11, 2008
I am thoroughly enjoying Janne's and Jim's sustainability conversation and agree that it's crucial we develop a shared understanding of...
Posted In: definitions, sustainability

Response - Define "Sustainability." Please.

Jan 10, 2008
Two chocolate chip cookies are yummy. Eighteen chocolate chip cookies will make you sick. There's a similar challenge with defining...
Posted In: definitions, LEED, sustainability