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Rethinking crop subsidies

May 17, 2007
Lawmakers will soon consider whether to insure crops that could serve as important sources of alternative fuels, but there are a lot of unanswered questions. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Washington
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A 'sustainable' stamp of approval

May 16, 2007
Goldman Sachs is hosting a gathering of business owners who voluntarily abide by rules to use local products and treat workers fairly. It may be a sign the trend is growing. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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Assessing other risks from global warming

May 11, 2007
The House passed legislation that will require an intelligence assessment on the national security risks posed by global warming. Sam Eaton reports.
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More oil. . . or else!

May 11, 2007
The International Energy Agency warned today that if OPEC doesn't increase production, tightening oil reserves will cause prices to skyrocket. And they'll only get higher if consumers don't conserve at the pump, Amy Scott reports.
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Green or greenwash?

May 10, 2007
The magazine PR Week hosts a conference today for marketing types to swap stories and advice on "going green." So as more and more companies launch new environmental initiatives, how can you tell what's just window dressing? Sarah Gardner looks into it.
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Citigroup warms to climate change

May 8, 2007
Citigroup says it will spend $50 billion over the next decade on reducing greenhouse gases. Its CEO sees it as an emerging investment opportunity. Kai Ryssdal and Sam Eaton discuss the corporation's plans.
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To be a cornfield or not to be

May 8, 2007
Corn prices are sky-high thanks to the sudden demand for ethanol, but that's spurring debate over whether some farmland should be taken out of a conservation program and used to grow more corn. Annie Baxter reports.
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A case for liquefied coal

May 8, 2007
Washington wants to step up alternative fuel production and, who woulda thunk it, the coal industry is making a big push to gain federal support. And it's making some headway, Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Washington
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Nuclear power's waste problem

May 4, 2007
Nuclear plants make enormous amounts of power on very little fuel — with no carbon dioxide emissions. But there is that little issue about storing its radioactive waste. Geoff Brumfiel reports.
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Greening up the trucking industry

May 4, 2007
The big-rigs that haul goods across the country every day belch clouds of exhaust and get gas mileage that makes SUVs look good. So one environmentalist started selling anti-pollution devices at an Oregon truck stop. Chris Lehman has the story.

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