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Nuclear power a less toxic subject

Mar 27, 2009
There's been a huge shift in how nuclear power is perceived, which some experts attribute to a renewed focus on safety. Danielle Karson reports issues like disposal are currently among the nuclear industry's most pressing concerns.

Shell to renewables: I don't want to see you anymore. Don't call me, don't text me.

Mar 27, 2009
In a stunning yet not entirely unexpected move, Royal Dutch Shell PLC recently announced it will withdraw its support from any future investment in...
Posted In: renewable energy, Shell

New ways to curb old tech waste

Mar 25, 2009
A House committee is looking at old electronics waste, which the EPA says is growing two to three times faster than any other kind. As Caitlan Carroll reports, this is largely because no one knows what to do with it.

A pivotal push to Go Green at expo

Mar 20, 2009
Cash Peters reports from a Go Green Expo in Los Angeles, where environmentalists say it's a critical time for the green movement.

Water is the new carbon

Mar 20, 2009
As rain fall slows and the Earth heats up, companies have started monitoring their water usage more carefully. Caitlan Carroll reports what large-scale businesses are doing to monitor their water footprint.

What does climate change denial look like? A pig in a tux.

Mar 18, 2009
Though their mission ironically embraces "sustainable development," the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP) is trying to...
Posted In: 2030 Challenge, Architecture 2030, climate change, disinformation, Ed Mazria, green jobs, NAIOP

Drinking water costs lots of dollars

Mar 17, 2009
Drinking water across the nation is getting more and more expensive. Some say it's the private sector that is pushing those prices up. Elaine Grant reports.

Weatherizing against emissions

Mar 13, 2009
A recent report shows that simply plugging drafts and fixing efficiency in your home could have a major effect on your carbon footprint. Sam Eaton from the Marketplace Sustainability Desk decided to put this theory to the test on his aging Los Angeles home.

BICEP wants to flex on climate change

Mar 12, 2009
A lobby group called "BICEP" wants to help shape climate change policy as a Senate committee takes up the issue today. Starbucks, Levis, and Sun Microsystems are a few of the companies involved in the group. Caitlan Carroll reports.

EPA wants facilities to report emissions

Mar 10, 2009
The Environmental Protection Agency is pushing a proposal requiring companies to report their greenhouse gas emissions. Sustainability reporter Sarah Gardner explains how the proposal could affect facilities nationwide with Kai Ryssdal.