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The case of Trek: Can an ambitious green initiative still be greenwash?

Sep 19, 2008
Yesterday, I got into a bit of a debate with my boyfriend. He was showing me a cool site, 1 World 2 Wheels, a Trek initiative with a goal of...
Posted In: sin of irrelevance, Trek

Even a financial crisis has a green lining

Sep 15, 2008
Wow, Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch just fell in the blink of an eye. And other institutions may yet fall in the months ahead....
Posted In: green energy, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Oil, solar, wind

EPA goes after lawn mower fumes

Sep 5, 2008
The Environmental Protection Agency says we've been choking on fumes from lawn mowers and other engine-powered machines. Rachel Dornhelm reports on new regulations aimed at clearing the air.

RNC: View from the bike lane (Part II)

Sep 3, 2008
Monday, I started out at 9 am to see how the freewheel!n borrow-a-bike-free program was working....
Posted In: bicycles, RNC

RNC: View from the bike lane (Part I)

Sep 2, 2008
Yesterday, I devoted my day to checking out what the RNC means for the Twin Cities. As an admitted urban cycling fan, I wanted to look out over...
Posted In: bicycles, RNC

Subscribing to steaks and chops

Aug 29, 2008
This weekend San Francisco hosts "Slow Food Nation" -- a celebration of locally grown food and sustainability. A handful of participating farms are experimenting with a new way to boost profits -- meat subscriptions. Lauren Sommer reports.

On green one-upmanship at the DNC and RNC

Aug 27, 2008
Both the Democrats and Republicans appear to be scrambling in a game of one-upmanship to host "the greenest national convention ever." While that...
Posted In: conferences, Democrats, DNC, policy, Republicans, RNC

The more we fish, the smaller they get

Aug 27, 2008
A new study finds that over-fishing actually changes a fish's biology and makes it smaller. Janet Babin looks into depleted fisheries in New England, where shrinking cod are on the brink of economic extinction.

For the sake of the sockeye salmon

Aug 26, 2008
A measure on a Homer, Alaska ballot would limit pollution from mining operations to avoid threatening salmon fisheries. But some say this is a way to avoid construction of a copper and gold mine. Emily Schwing reports.

Is an enviromaniac loose in your office?

Aug 25, 2008
While studies show that most workers want their firms to do more for the environment, some individual employees are going above and beyond the call of the carbon footprint. Beth Teitell reports.