Sustainability - Most Commented
Nov 13, 2006
GE and Hitachi have formed a joint venture to build a nuclear power plant in the U.S. It's the latest in a wave of major consolidations in the nuclear business, Steve Tripoli reports.
Nov 7, 2006
For the first time in its 32-year history, the IAE has called on world governments to rely more on nuclear energy. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to The Economist magazine reporter Vijay Vaitheeswaran.
Nov 6, 2006
Thousands of delegates from around the world have gathered in Kenya to discuss future steps to fight the effects of climate change. But experts don't anticipate any big breakthroughs, Sam Eaton reports.
Nov 6, 2006
The UN's annual climate change conference begins today in Nairobi. On the agenda is a proposal to expand market mechanisms to encourage developing countries to adopt clean energy technologies. Sarah Gardner reports.
Nov 3, 2006
The world's seafood supply could virtually disappear by the mid-century if current trends continue, says a study out today. Commercial fishing as we know it would be over. Stephen Beard reports.
Nov 3, 2006
Whole Foods Market is now selling wind energy cards for up to $15 at its check stands. Nancy Marshall-Genzer looks at what's in it for consumers.
Nov 1, 2006
Indian rice farmers and traders want the government there to stop controversial trials of genetically-modified rice. They're worried about losing their overseas markets — and rightfully so, Miranda Kennedy reports.
<a href=http://marketplace.publicradio.org/features/frozenassets/frozenassets_beard_arcticbeer.html>Global warming . . . I'll drink to that!</a>
Oct 27, 2006
If global warming continues, a handful of people in a southern Greenland town may have reason to celebrate. They're using water from the melting ice sheet to brew beer. Stephen Beard reports.
<a href=http://marketplace.publicradio.org/features/frozenassets/frozenassets_eaton_infrastructure2.html>Engineering solutions to melting permafrost</a>
Oct 26, 2006
All across Alaska, global warming is taking a heavy toll. Bridges are washing out. Roads are buckling. And scientists say the worst is yet to come as engineers race to shore up infrastructure built on melting permafrost. Sam Eaton reports.
<a href=http://marketplace.publicradio.org/features/frozenassets/frozenassets_eaton_conflict.html>Alaska's conflict within</a>
Oct 25, 2006
As the ice melts, energy companies snatch up oil leases in the heart of Eskimo hunting and fishing grounds. Towns like Barrow, Alaska, are divided over whether to adapt or retain traditional ways of life. Sam Eaton reports.