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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

A jitney on the Bergenline Avenue route

In New Jersey, mass transit for the masses

Jitney buses offer bargains and convenience in New Jersey cities, but not without costs.
Posted In: new jersey, jitneys, buses
Flooding in Chicago, April 2013

Who will pay for climate change? Not us, insurer says

One insurer sues Chicago, saying the city could have prevented flood damage from a predicted downpour.
Posted In: Chicago, flood insurance
We're here to answer olive your questions.

Everything else you wanted to know about olives

We're here to answer olive your questions.
Posted In: olives, botulism, canned food

Why green olives come in jars, but black ones come in cans

A tale of economics, dinner parties and death.
Posted In: olives, canned food, Food, botulism

Coal ash = environmental win (when you recycle it)

The toxic discharge from coal plants beats Portland cement when used in concrete.
Posted In: coal, concrete, waste
Rick Warren speaks at the Global

Rick Warren goes global, for more mega-church action

Of the world's 20 biggest megachurches, only one is in the U.S.
Posted In: religion, churches, mega-churches, Rick Warren
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Earth day is middle aged. Is it over the hill?

Americans worry less about the environment than scientists say we should
Posted In: climate change, Environment
Energy Secretary Bodman Opens Solar Power System On Energy Dept. Build

Solar grows, with government help

Despite some failures, solar is growing into a big industry.
Posted In: solar power

A bill of health for insurance companies

The ACA brought new customers and revenue. Profits are a maybe.
Posted In: ACA, Obamacare
A boy walks along a seaweed farm

Global warming: 15 years to change things...

...or else, says The U.N.’s climate panel.

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