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Lifting a tribe's fortunes with wind

Mar 10, 2009
The Lakota Sioux tribe has been measuring wind for a decade, and is working out a way to use wind turbines to lift its fortunes. Laurie Stern profiles the reservation in this first installment of a two-part story.

Clean coal is whatever we say it is!

Mar 9, 2009
The Reality Coalition, spearheaded by the Alliance for Climate Protection, hired the Coen Brothers to produce a peppery retort to clean coal supp...

Boardwalk wood does forest no good

Mar 4, 2009
Renovations to a New Jersey town's boardwalk are having ramifications on the rainforests in Brazil. Joe Rose reports on the controversy over U.S. beach towns using Brazilian hardwood.

The magic of marketing

Mar 3, 2009
I was prepping a presentation called "Green or Greenwashing" for the Duluth Energy Design Conference and found this cartoon that makes me smile. ...
Posted In: marketing

EPA gives U.S. cities 'Energy Star' label

Mar 3, 2009
The EPA releases its ranking today for the top 10 U.S. cities with the most energy efficient buildings? Sarah Gardner explains why states like California and Texas rank among the most energy-conscious.

D.C. rally wants Capitol to come off coal

Mar 2, 2009
An environmental group in Washington, D.C. is centering a rally around Capitol Hill's coal-fired source of electricity. Some Democrats want the plant to switch from coal to natural gas to cut carbon emissions. Ronni Radbill reports.

Budget-weary states cut green funding

Feb 26, 2009
The stimulus package is devoting billions of dollars to alternative energy projects. But while the federal government is spending more on green, debt-burdened states are pulling back. Sarah Gardner reports.

A national policy for renewable energy

Feb 10, 2009
Congress looks at a renewable energy proposal today that would require utilities to tap more into alternative sources like wind and solar. Sam Eaton reports why creating a single national policy could be tough.

The newest Boy Scout merit badge: Clearcutting and development

Feb 10, 2009
(Photo credit: Seattle Post-Intelligencer/Gilbert W. Arias) The Company Line(s): "The Boy Scouts were green before it was cool be to be green."...
Posted In: Boy Scouts, forest management

Report: Green companies do better

Feb 9, 2009
A new study out today suggests that greener, more socially responsible companies tend to perform better than their peers. Sarah Gardner reports which companies were considered more successful and sustainable.