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

Monet's 'Nympheas"

How Monet ends up on a mousepad for $10.95

The artist's work has been out of copyright since 1996.
Posted In: art, copyright, Monet
Recall

Why a lot of recalled cars and trucks never get fixed

Some owners think the dealer will soak them for other repairs.
Posted In: GM, car recalls
Workforce housing-- also called a "man camp"-- in Williston, ND

A mall in the middle of (what used to be) nowhere

Williston, North Dakota, is in the middle of an oil boom, but it doesn't have many stores or restaurants for a growing population.
Posted In: North Dakota, development, Black Gold Boom, Malls

Golf group hopes fewer holes means a better game

The U.S. Golf Association tells golfers to play shorter games.
Posted In: Golf, U.S. Open, Housing
Deutsche Post Tests Deliveries With Drones

Why florists, farmers and beer brewers want drones

BP was granted the first approved use of drones over land. Now, who's next?
Posted In: drones, commercial drones
Uber’s worth $18 billion… if it replaces your jetpack.

At $18 billion, Uber isn't just competing with taxis

Rather, investors are betting they'll change transportation as we know it.
Posted In: Uber, jetpacks, taxicabs
Central Utah Anchors State's Coal Mining Industry

The 'war on coal' is no fight to the death

Even with EPA goals, 30 percent of U.S. electricity will come from burning coal.
Posted In: coal, EPA
EPA Admin Gina McCarthy Announces New Regulations Under Obama's Climate Action Plan

We're already halfway toward the EPA's new CO2 limits

That's the good news. Less good: The next half is the hard part.
Posted In: EPA, pollution, regulations

One estimate of the cost of new EPA rules: $51 billion

And compared to the U.S. economy, that's kinda small.
Posted In: EPA
Solar photovoltaic panels

EPA's carbon rules may give some states a head start

But nobody knows which states. It depends on how the rules get written.
Posted In: coal, EPA, carbon emissions

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