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Ecovative's mushroom material uses mushroom roots and recycled farm waste to grow packaging, furniture and even surfboards.

Growing Styrofoam out of mushrooms

Dec 12, 2014
Ecovative uses mushrooms and farm waste to grow replacements for soft plastics.
Posted In: Agriculture; recycling
Miguel Arias Canete, EU Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action, participates in a panel Wednesday in Lima.

At climate change meeting, poor countries step forward

Dec 10, 2014
More developing countries are making the commitment to fight emissions.
Posted In: climate change, UN, UN climate conference

OPEC is stuck between lots of oil and a hard place

Nov 27, 2014
With oil prices falling, the group will have to give up market share or profits.
Posted In: oil prices, OPEC

Supreme Court to hear case on plant emission rules

Nov 26, 2014
It's the EPA vs. Industry in a battle of cost versus benefit.
Posted In: carbon emissions, coal plants, EPA

How bug farming is changing the food economy

Nov 25, 2014
Edible insects may help save the environment, if they can be farmed cheaply enough.
Posted In: edible insects, cricket farming, Food
Gas is flared as waste in March from the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil is extracted using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, near Buttonwillow, California.

The problem with fracking

Nov 24, 2014
Fracked oil wells decline in output quickly -- requiring more fracked wells
Posted In: Oil, fracking, enviroment
A building newly built in the architecture of imperial China stands near the cooling towers and smokestack chimneys of a coal-fired power plant on the outskirts of Beijing.

Why the U.S.-China climate deal isn't crazy ambitious

Nov 12, 2014
The U.S. commitments for reducing carbon emissions are mostly already in place.
Posted In: China, carbon emissions, emissions cap

Dirty 'frackwater' could yield lots of green

Nov 12, 2014
The market for cleaning up the briny waste water is likely to grow dramatically.
Posted In: fracking, conservation
Filling up a Fiat Multipla with natural gas.

What it's like to drive a car powered by natural gas

Nov 10, 2014
Marketplace’s Scott Tong conducted a test drive on a recent reporting trip to Michigan.
Posted In: natural gas, cars, carbon emissions

How tobacco farms are going organic

Nov 5, 2014
The federal program designed to help tobacco farmers transition from the depression-era quota system to the free market has officially ended.
Posted In: tobacco, Organic farming, North Carolina

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