Sustainability - Most Commented


Biofuels' virgin flight an important step

Feb 27, 2008
As the price of oil passes $100/barrel, motorists aren’t the only ones that suffer. So does the airline industry, which has relied on cheap fuel...
Posted In: airplane travel, biofuels

Some see CFLs in a bad light

Feb 25, 2008
A U.S. energy bill will be phasing out incandescent bulbs in favor of alternatives like compact fluorescent lightbulbs, or CFLs. But not everyone thinks the new bulbs are ready to be given the green light. Joellen Easton reports.

Medicines tainting world's water

Feb 20, 2008
Medicine has been found in treated wastewater, which flows into rivers, lakes and oceans, harming fish and other marine life. Sarah Gardner reports on new efforts to encourage proper disposal of drugs.

Speeding up the consumerism treadmill

Feb 18, 2008
Consumption has nearly doubled in the U.S., and fashion leads the way. One growing retail fashion chain, H&M, specializes in budget knockoffs of high-end clothing, with inventory coming in daily. Amy Scott reports from the shopping frenzy.

Way too few sharks in the pond

Feb 18, 2008
Studies now show that sharks are not only endangered, but vulnerable to extinction. Janet Babin reports many countries still allow commercial shark fishing, and recreational shark fishing is still legal in the U.S.

It doesn't take a porta-potty!

Feb 15, 2008
Nancy Marshall-Genzer photo...
Posted In: water use

Burt's Bees takes on cosmetics

Feb 7, 2008
The Burt's Bees new ad campaign, fashioned by Pool advertising in New York, raises some magnificently sexy issues that are better than a dog-eared...
Posted In: Burt's Bees, Clorox, cosmetics

Atlanta comes up dry in water ruling

Feb 6, 2008
An appellate court has ruled that Atlanta has no legal rights to take anymore water from a federal reservoir that also supplies Alabama and Florida. The decision could seriously impact the city's growth. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Emissions may cost power plants

Feb 4, 2008
Anticipating federal limits on carbon emissions for coal-fired power plants in the near future, banks are creating guidelines for lending to utilities that would need money for penalties. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Environment a concern of both parties

Jan 31, 2008
A new study out from George Mason University reveals Republicans and Democrats are about equal when it comes to acting green. Sarah Gardner reports what constitutes popular eco-actions across both parties.