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

Mason Plumlee (C) of the Brooklyn Nets reacts to losing the ball against the Boston Celtics during their NBA game March 21, 2014. The two teams will play again this Sunday, only this time, the experimental pre-game will be four minutes shorter than usual.

The NBA's experiment: offering fans a shorter game

The NBA experiments with a shorter game this Sunday. But does it mean less is more for basketball?
Posted In: Sports, NBA, basketball

Netflix raised prices on a service nobody uses (yet)

But eventually, you'll want to watch "House of Cards" on 4K, ultra-high-def TV.
Posted In: netflix, 4K, television

Greenpeace used Legos to attack Shell. And won.

Shell-branded Lego toys are not much longer for toy store shelves.
Posted In: lego, Shell, Arctic, greenpeace

Frack that! Oil tries to own a word that rallies critics

An industry group wants to reclaim a term from opponents of oil drilling.
Posted In: fracking, rebranding, mining

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

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