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Which socially responsible investment funds (SRIs) hold stock in gas and oil companies? And why?

Aug 10, 2010
Today on Marketplace I chatted with Kai Ryssdal about socially responsible investing. The oil spill has inspired more investors to consider fund...
Posted In: Investing, socially reponsible investing, socially responsible investments, SRI

How can I make my own reusable shopping bag?

Aug 6, 2010
Easy Answer: There are hundreds of ways. Most of them involve sewing....
Posted In: recycling, recyled grocery bag

Paper or Plastic? Which shopping bag should I choose at the grocery store?

Aug 5, 2010
Easy Answer: Neither. Bring your own. But if you forget, you may want to choose the type of bag you're most likely to reuse....
Posted In: paper, paper or plastic, plastic, shopping bags

Which states have the most farmers markets? Where's my nearest market?

Aug 4, 2010
Easy Answer: California is #1, with 580 farmers markets. To find a market near you, check out the USDA's farmers market database here....
Posted In: california, farmers markets, quiz, vegetables

How healthy and clean was seafood from the Gulf of Mexico before the oil spill?

Aug 3, 2010
According to a lot of people I've talked to for stories about the oil spill, demand for Gulf seafood is off. It seems like a lot of people are a...
Posted In: BP, contaminants, fishing, NOAA, oil spill, polution, seafood, season, shrimp, testing, water

What's the history of sewage treatment? How do biosolids fit in?

Aug 2, 2010
The circle of life. Milorganite pellets (photo above) are made from recycled waste, aka biosolids, and used to help fertilize crops and improve l...
Posted In: biosolids, sewage, treatment, waste, wastewater

Oil Spill Index: How long until the BP well is permanently sealed?

Aug 2, 2010
Easy Answer: It could be days instead of weeks; a BP spokesman says it's hard to know. The New York Times is guessing it could be done by the end...
Posted In: BP, oil spill, permanant, sealed, well

How can I figure out where my home is using energy? How can I do my own energy audit?

Jul 30, 2010
Easy Answer: We've made a Do-It-Yourself Energy Audit guide for you (with help from the Department of Energy and Consumer Reports)....
Posted In: DIY, electricity, energy, energy audit, energy bill, marketplace money, power

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