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EPA rules rope in new CO2 limits

Apr 1, 2010
For the first time, the government is releasing fuel efficiency standards on cars that include limits on greenhouse gas emissions. This might mean you'll soon be paying more for a car depending on its size. Brett Neely reports.

Insurer vote hits climate activism hard

Mar 30, 2010
In a surprising vote, a majority of the country's insurance commissioners decided to let insurers keep private their reporting on how climate change might affect them. Sarah Gardner reports.

French fight for nuclear in California

Mar 30, 2010
California has had a staunch resistance to nuclear power since 1976, but that hasn't stopped French company Areva from trying to get power plants in the state. Sarah Gardner observes the fight and weighs the odds.

Is the Energy Star critique throwing the baby out with the bathwater?

Mar 28, 2010
You heard the news about the GAO report on Energy Star. (Scroll down to March 5.)...
Posted In: Energy Star

Fake products get Energy Star approval

Mar 26, 2010
A new report from the Government Accountability Office says that getting Energy Star approval can be as easy as printing off a sticker. The Hill's Jim Synder talks with Kai Ryssdal about what Energy Star has to do to get things right.

Keeping watch of tainted water globally

Mar 22, 2010
Today is World Water Day, and United Nations officials are drawing attention to issues of unsafe drinking water across the globe. The U.N. says unsanitary water results in a substantial number of deaths every year. Sarah Gardner reports.

A cap and trade system for people

Mar 18, 2010
Senators John Kerry, Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman shared the major features of legislation they're preparing to roll out soon with some big business execs. Included in the plan is a tax that encourages consumers to limit their emissions too. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Another "natural choice," this one from Hormel

Mar 12, 2010
I'm the Brigadier who doesn't have a TV, so I'm always tromping around online to find the commercials we comment on. This week, however, I found...
Posted In: compost, CSR, Hormel, natural

Is water filtration awash in potential?

Mar 12, 2010
More than a hundred companies are set to display their water filtration systems at a trade show in Orlando. Caitlan Carroll reports on whether the industry can succeed.

A new solar plan rises from the dust

Mar 10, 2010
Los Angeles's utility company is considering installing solar panels on a dry lake bed in the shadow of California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. Besides providing green energy for the city, this would also help the community with dust issues. Jennifer Collins reports.