Dan is a sustainability reporter for Marketplace.  He has produced multimedia and radio features for WBEZ, NPR, BBC World Service and other public-media outlets. 

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Features by Dan Weissmann

Stock buybacks could be good for investors

Critics have sounded alarms that companies are pumping up their stock price.
Posted In: stock, stock buybacks, IBM
Corn arriving at Lincolnway Energy in Iowa

A hard look at corn economics — and world hunger

Corn is not what you think. For starters: Most of the time, it's not human food.
Posted In: corn, farming, hunger, Agriculture

Which month is National Month Month?

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And Physical Therapy Month. And more. Why?
Posted In: months, fundraising
West-coast grocer Smart & Final goes public today

Smart and Final goes public

The company wants to grab a piece of a business that's getting more competitive.
Posted In: Costco, grocery store, Safeway
"North Dakota Flaring of Gas" by Joshua Doubek - via Wikimedia

Oil companies and environmental non-profits team up

A partnership to cut emissions of methane—a potent greenhouse gas—in drilling.
Posted In: climate change, NGOs, air pollution

Homeowners get rude awakening on ‘mineral rights’

If someone owns oil or gas beneath your home, they might displace you to get it.
Posted In: crude oil, fracking, minerals, mining
Jeff Bezos

Bezos wins a round in the billionaire space race

The billionaire's space venture Blue Origin announced a new partnership with NASA.
Posted In: space, Elon Musk, Russia
Alex Edgington, on his farm near St. Ansgar, Iowa.

In Iowa, big corn crop presents a problem

A record corn crop, paradoxically, means hard times for farmers.
Posted In: crop, crops

Rail delays shut down Midwestern power plants

Minnesota utility couldn't get enough coal by rail to keep four plants operating
Posted In: coal, trains, Minnesota
Power generation

Fighting global warming doesn't have to break the bank

A report says the world is going to spend trillions on infrastructure either way.
Posted In: climate change, global warming, conservation, infrastructure

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