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Chicken Dance

Sep 19, 2007

The Bag Lady

Sep 18, 2007

Feeling a little solar powerless

Sep 17, 2007
Commentator Sandra Tsing Loh says she has had enough of fossil fuels and is ready to go solar. Anybody want to join her? . . . Anybody?

The Good, the Bad and the Stinky

Sep 14, 2007
Our border collie Kiara is waiting to help drag the trash bins to the street... She helps by watching. So here's a first thought about carryin...

Taking the trash challenge

Sep 14, 2007
Marketplace's Tess Vigeland has volunteered to spend the next two weeks hauling her household trash around with her. She explains to Kai Ryssdal why she's so interested in this garbage.

Tess Vigeland's trash challenge

Sep 14, 2007
Tess Vigeland takes a measure of how much garbage she sends to the landfill. Can she reduce her trash to zero after two weeks? And what about you? Are you up to the challenge?

Conserve energy? What's in it for me?

Aug 30, 2007
As California sizzles in triple-digit temperatures, it's expected to break the record for power usage. But Golden State residents still won't pay higher energy rates, and that could be part of the problem, Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

A change to mountaintop-mining rules?

Aug 23, 2007
The Bush Administration is preparing new rules to encourage what some say is a safer and more efficient type of above-ground mining -- mountaintop, or strip, mining. John Dimsdale reports environmentalists are worried.
Posted In: Washington

This land is ore land

Aug 20, 2007
Hard rock miners digging for gold, silver, copper or uranium operate under an 1872 law that allows them to extract public resources for free. A bill in Congress now would change that, but the companies have powerful allies, Wren Elhai reports.
Posted In: Washington