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"Certified Naturally Grown." Really?

Jul 18, 2010
Yesterday, I visited Minneapolis' Mill City Farmers Market. As I wandered around, I noticed Burning River Farm had "certified naturally grown" o...
Posted In: natural certification organic

The bigger the oil spill, the bigger the fines for BP

Jul 16, 2010
If the BP oil leak cap holds, attention will shift to the clean-up and one of the first tasks is to figure out how much oil has spilled into the water. The number that scientists settle on has big implications for BP.

BP: Gulf oil gusher is plugged, wait and see

Jul 15, 2010
A screengrab of the live video feed from 5,000 feet under the gulf of Mexico shows clear waters, for now. BP said Thursday that it has stopped t...
Posted In: bp oil spill, live video feed, picture this, plugged oil leak

China stops subsidizing polluting industries

Jul 15, 2010
The Chinese government withdrew its subsidies from some the country's most energy-intensive industries to stop paying polluters and also to show the world that it's economy is stable enough to make the withdrawal.
Posted In: Environment

California sues Fannie and Freddie

Jul 15, 2010
Steve Chiotakis talks to the Wall Street Journal's Nick Timiraos about California's lawsuit against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over clean-energy home loan programs.
Posted In: Environment, Jobs

More water for Brits, but at what cost?

Jul 13, 2010
Britain opened its first mainland, large-scale water desalination plants to keep up with thirsty Brits all over London, but critics say deeper problems like leaky Dickensian-era pipes are being ignored.
Posted In: Environment

'Think twice, act once,' says new BP cap

Jul 13, 2010
Sure, the new cap on BP's leaking oil well may have a chance of stanching the flow and all parties involved can breathe a sigh of relief, but after, what next?
Posted In: Environment, Oil

What are the best ways to stay cool in the summer without an air conditioner?

Jul 12, 2010
Easy Answer: Try water, shade and a little cave time....
Posted In: air conditioner, save energy

A summer without AC? It's possible

Jul 12, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to author Stan Cox about his new book "Losing our Cool," which talks about the consequences air conditioning has had on the environment and people's health.
Posted In: Environment

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