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Recession gives G20 a lot to talk about

Sep 21, 2009
Leaders of the top 20 economies gather this week in Pittsburgh to figure out how to unwind from the worst global recession any of them have ever seen. Marketplace London Bureau Chief Stephen Beard looks ahead to the G20 Summit with host Bob Moon.
Posted In: Economy

Recession has environmental benefits

Sep 21, 2009
The International Energy Agency says greenhouse gas emissions have fallen sharply this year mostly due to the economic downturn. Lower factory output has caused CO2 emissions to drop to their steepest decline in half a century. Stephen Beard reports.

Global biz takes on climate change

Sep 21, 2009
Today the Chamber of Commerce convenes a conference of business associations to air out concerns about climate change. Global businesses involved want a bigger seat at the negotiating table. John Dimsdale reports.

Fishermen to world: We're in hot water

Sep 7, 2009
Commercial fishermen and other mariners in Homer, Alaska, unite to warn the world about the dangerous effects of CO2 on the ocean by forming a giant "S.O.S." in the water. Marcia Lynn reports.

A clean break from coal for Duke Energy

Sep 3, 2009
Duke Energy is leaving a clean-coal lobbying group over a rift on climate change legislation. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Climate science may be put on trial

Aug 26, 2009
The EPA is soon expected to formally declare that C02 emissions endanger human health. But that's something the world's largest business lobby wants to prevent with a public hearing on climate science. Sam Eaton reports.

Rebates for energy-efficient appliances

Aug 20, 2009
Reporter Alisa Roth talks with Steve Chiotakis about a new government program that will give rebates to consumers who buy new, more energy-efficient appliances.

'Astroturf' campaign fights climate bill

Aug 17, 2009
Big oil and coal companies are using their trade associations to organize fake grass-roots protests against the climate bill working its way through Congress. Steve Henn reports.

A business guide to preventing greenwash

Aug 17, 2009
"Understanding and Preventing Greenwash: A Business Guide (opens PDF)" was just published by BSR and Futerra Sustainability Communications. The...
Posted In: environmental marketing claims, FTC, greenwash, greenwashing index, Kmart

Solar energy gains ground in Florida

Aug 13, 2009
Gainesville, Fla. is the first city in the country to adopt a new solar incentive program, making it profitable for an average person or business to put up solar panels and begin feeding power back to the grid. Jennifer Collins reports.