Sustainability - Most Commented


Water infrastructure is big business

Jul 23, 2008
American cities will need to invest more than $250 billion to update their water systems in the next 20 years. Steve Henn reports private equity investors and major corporations have notice of the water business.

For cars, green's the way to go

Jul 22, 2008
One of Europe's top auto shows opens in London today. Green is the theme, but red is the dominate color, as Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports.

Clothes lines: Energy savers or eyesores?

Jul 22, 2008
Outdoor clothes drying racks save energy and money, but try convincing homeowners' associations in the U.S. that they're not just an eyesore. One Australian company is accepting the challenge. Joel Rose reports.

An oil man who gets the energy big picture

Jul 19, 2008
Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens is helping to spur the renewable energy revolution our country and the world need....
Posted In: Oil, Pickens, wind

EPA stalls on emission controls

Jul 11, 2008
The Supreme Court has told the Environmental Protection Agency it has the authority to impose regulations on emissions with the Clean Air Act. But, under White House pressure, the agency announced a different plan. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

A new home for C02 beneath your feet

Jul 11, 2008
A Canadian company plans to build a pipeline underground that can pump millions of tons of C02 a year, which would capture and store the carbon dioxide emissions. Sam Eaton reports why it may or may not work.

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

Jul 11, 2008
About a week after this post, I received an e-mail from the marketing...
Posted In: green building, marketing

Roadside greenwash reminders from coal country

Jul 9, 2008
Riding through Pennsylvania on my way home from a lovely family wedding a few days ago, I had a glimpse into why greenwash detectors like our blog...
Posted In: coal, standards, watchdogs

G8 gives clean coal a boost

Jul 8, 2008
As the U.S. cuts its plans for clean coal plants, the G8 nations are giving the technology a vote of confidence. But can clean coal deliver results in time to curb global warming? Sam Eaton reports.

Stop belching, Bessie! You're ruining the environment!

Jul 8, 2008
What a riot! How complex is a story about:...
Posted In: cows, methane, Monsanto