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Season of light bills

Dec 26, 2006
In most parts of the country, Christmas lights will burn bright for another week or so. Ever wonder what the cost is of our holiday lighting obsession? Jeff Horwich takes a look.
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Arizona welcomes population growth

Dec 22, 2006
Census Bureau figures out today show that Arizona has surpassed Nevada as the fastest-growing state — but some say it would benefit from an even greater population boom. Annie Baxter reports.
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Markets have 'clean energy fever '

Dec 20, 2006
Renewable energy investment worldwide could hit $100 billion in 2006. That's great for the industry, but watch out for market corrections on the horizon. Sam Eaton reports.
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Victoria's new secret: recycled paper

Dec 6, 2006
Victoria's Secret sends out over 360 million catalogs each year, so it's a huge environmental victory that the company has agreed to use at least some recycled paper in its mailings. Sarah Gardner reports.
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Energy solution or noxious weed?

Dec 6, 2006
A grass being planted to provide biofuel electricity in Florida is raising concern among some environmental groups there. Janet Babin explains.
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Chefs learn to bring the farm to your table

Dec 5, 2006
Five times a year, a pair of organic farmers in Eastern Washington invites chefs and culinary students to spend a week living and working "farm to table." Elizabeth Wynne Johnson has the story.
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Offshore drilling, yay or nay?

Dec 5, 2006
The House votes on a bill today that would allow offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. You can bet Big Oil will be a big winner if it passes. Alisa Roth tells us who else stands to make money in the deal.
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GM finally plugs into hybrid fever

Dec 4, 2006
Host Kai Ryssdal and LA Times auto critic Dan Neil surveyed the scene at last week's Los Angeles Auto Show, where GM unveiled its newest challenger in the hybrid vehicle category.
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GM's new fuel-efficient vision

Nov 29, 2006
The world largest automaker, accused of undermining the electric car in the '90s, is set to announce new fuel-saving technology today. Sarah Gardner reports.
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Holy Grail of coffee cups?

Nov 23, 2006
Every week 30 million-plus people grab coffee at Starbucks. That's a lot of cups. This spring, the company introduced a cup made with 10% post-consumer recycled fiber, the first of its kind. Sarah Gardner reports.

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