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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Insurance forecast changes with climate

May 3, 2007
The insurance industry warns Congress today that climate change could cause eye-popping losses as warming leads to unusual weather patterns that make it impossible to project future damage payouts. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Say goodbye to palm trees, Hollywood

Apr 27, 2007
LA's iconic palm-lined avenues may be fading into the sunset. As palms die of old age and a fatal fungus, the city plans to replace the pricey trees with oaks and sycamores. But that could be a big mistake, reports Stacey Vanek-Smith.

A new nuclear generation

Apr 26, 2007
Twenty-one years ago today, the world witnessed the worst nuclear accident in history at Chernobyl. But that was literally a lifetime ago for students about to graduate, and they're eager to work in the industry, Sarah Gardner reports.

Coal makes a comeback

Apr 26, 2007
As CO2 sequestration technology gains momentum, so too does the groundswell of support to embrace coal as an energy source. We have it in spades, so Congress is circling back for a closer look, reports Jeremy Hobson.
Posted In: Washington

Biofueled planes coming soon

Apr 24, 2007
Virgin Airlines has announced it's working with Boeing and GE to get a jet powered by biofuels into the air next year. If all goes well, they could be flying commercially inside five years.
Posted In: Travel

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