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. 


Features by Dan Weissmann

Lump of coal

EPA rules may zap Kentucky jobs, but not coal jobs

Kentucky's manufacturing industry is based on cheap electricity produced by coal.
Posted In: coal, carbon emissions
The control room at ERCOT, which runs the Texas grid

How Texas can live with lower carbon emissions

Using more natural gas is costly, but the state's producers will benefit.
Posted In: energy, carbon emissions, texas
Detroit Water

What's happened since Detroit turned off delinquent residents' taps

Residents say they get less opportunity to negotiate when water shut-off looms.
Posted In: Detroit bankruptcy, Detroit, Michigan
Red light cameras

Have red light cameras reached the end of the road?

Has the automated red light camera system failed to live up to its promise?
Posted In: cars, Traffic, roads, red light cameras
Energy Star

EnergyStar keeps consumer trust, despite bumps

If Whirlpool pulls out, it's leaving behind a trusted brand.
Posted In: Congress, grants, brands, green-washing, EPA, GAO
House Construction Building Shell

'Bad' housing numbers might reflect good news

Or maybe a chilly spring in North Carolina. Experts are still puzzling it out.
Posted In: housing market, housing starts
Rupert Murdoch

Why Murdoch wants Time Warner: leverage

Time Warner turned down Rupert Murdoch's reported $80 billion offer. He'll be back.
Posted In: Rupert Murdoch, Deals, Mergers and Acquisitions, offers

Bike-sharing's big problem: missing bikes

The biggest, most-popular programs won't expand in 2014. They can't get new bikes.
Posted In: bike sharing, carbon footprint, bankruptcy

Killing Archie, to keep his brand healthy

There are many Archies loose in the world.
Posted In: cartoon, comic books, future

Shlepping bike-share cycles in a giant van

Urban bike share's low-carbon, high-tech vision ... requires a few gas guzzlers.
Posted In: bike sharing, urban, sustainability


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