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Greenwashing is a gateway drug

Apr 5, 2008
In Amy Westervelt's recent Sustainable Industries interview with L. Hunter Lovins, Lovins makes the case that greenwashing is good. "Hypocrisy is...
Posted In: architecture, building, GE, Lovins, marketing

Rice prices straining developing nations

Apr 1, 2008
Prices on food have been soaring worldwide, including rice, which has doubled in the last couple of months. And the staple for so many people and cultures could get even more expensive. Jeff Tyler reports.

Lights out for worldwide conservation

Mar 28, 2008
A conservation group wants cities around the world to turn off their lights for an hour this weekend. But some skeptics called last year's event publicity stunt that inspired little long-term change. Sarah Gardner reports.

Baking soda is all you need to make your own green cleaning products

Mar 23, 2008
I attended a green cleaning party today with a group of voluble, smart women as part of a national Safe Cleaning Products Initiative sponsored by...
Posted In: cleaning products

Cap-and-trade vs. "t-word" in California

Mar 20, 2008
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is working on a "cap-and-trade" plan to cut the state's greenhouse gases, compelling companies to buy and sell credits regulating potentially harmful emissions. But some environmentalists are skeptical of a market-based approach. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Taxes

A big stink over cow paddies

Mar 20, 2008
The EPA is considering changing the law that requires farmers to track the emissions of animal waste. But environmentalists say reporting these gases is necessary to keep them accountable. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Ecopods are burying the greenwash

Mar 19, 2008
Did you ever hear that joke -- that the quickest way to significantly reduce your environmental footprint is to die?...
Posted In: burials, footprint

How "eco" is the Ecopod?

Mar 13, 2008
An eco-friendly coffin producer in the U.K. has given some funeral advocates sticker shock over its expensive biodegradable caskets. And April Dembosky reports environmental advocates also question the company's commitment to green.

Rail boom pushes greener trains

Mar 13, 2008
The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce new rules requiring cleaner engines on trains. But some say trains have a while to go before they're a pollutant-avoiding alternative. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Travel

Green homes - speedy sales in a slow market?

Mar 12, 2008
For a year, I've been trying to convince Minnesota's affordable home builders concerned about a slowing market what Greg Pinn, a San Jose home...
Posted In: green building, LEED, real estate

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