Sustainability - Most Recent


How do we live with a warmer planet?

Oct 30, 2009
Even if we develop all the renewable energy we need, Earth will still warm more than it has in the history of mankind. Sam Eaton and Sarah Gardner look at how governments and businesses are planning to adapt to radical changes in our environment.

Is there energy to slow climate change?

Oct 29, 2009
If global warming's worst effects are to be averted, new energy sources must be developed on a massive scale. But there will be winners and losers in that process. Sarah Gardner and Sam Eaton take us to two locales with stakes in America's energy future.

Plan B for climate-change agreement

Oct 28, 2009
Negotiations leading up to December's climate-change summit are not going smoothly. So what can the summit still achieve? John Dimsdale reports.

The planet will survive, but will we?

Oct 28, 2009
Earth's climate has come through many severe changes over thousands of years. But humans have never influenced them as much as today, nor had as much to lose. Sam Eaton and Sarah Gardner tell us about climate past, present and future.

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.