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Electric grid to get a stimulus boost

Oct 27, 2009
Greenpeace senior adviser Harvey Wasserman talks with Bill Radke about the Obama administration's stimulus grant that will go toward updating what the White House calls the smart electric grid.

Climate change in our own backyards

Oct 27, 2009
Marketplace sustainability reporters Sam Eaton and Sarah Gardner discuss the radical changes Americans are seeing to their surroundings as temperatures rise from global warming.

Why "350" is key to global warming

Oct 23, 2009
Environmentalist Bill McKibben, one of the first authors to write extensively about climate change, talks with Kai Ryssdal about Saturday's International Day of Climate Action and why "350" is the magic number for global warming.

Is U.S. doing enough for climate?

Oct 16, 2009
Robert Reich, professor of public policy, talks with Steve Chiotakis about what the U.S. will take to the climate-change conference in Copenhagen, and why we may have to cut a deal with China.

Your mail may get a bit greener

Oct 15, 2009
The Postal Service is disclosing its carbon footprint as part of a plan to make the agency more energy-efficient, and efficient with its cash. Jennifer Collins reports.

Solar Decathlon winners to get sun time

Oct 13, 2009
The Department of Energy gave 20 teams of college students $100,000 in seed money to build solar homes as part of the Solar Decathlon. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports what the winners can expect.

Biz execs push gov't on climate change

Oct 6, 2009
Business executives are planning to turn up at Capitol Hill to encourage Congress to pass a new law cutting greenhouse gases. Jill Barshay reports.

Nike is latest to swoosh out of chamber

Sep 30, 2009
Nike is resigning from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board over disagreement on climate change. Steve Henn reports on why so many companies are leaving the chamber.

How carbon allowances can cut CO2

Sep 30, 2009
The Senate's climate change bill proposes slashing 20 percent of emissions by 2020 with the help of carbon allowances, or permission slips to pollute. Money generated from allowances will largely go to local utilities. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Responsible investing for newbies -- share your ideas

Sep 25, 2009
I've been invited to do a short presentation to an investing club on "sustainable stuff and investing." My plan is to define socially responsible...
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