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

Sochi Olympics isn't a guaranteed winner for sponsors

If you attend the Sochi Olympics, you’ll see a big presence by U.S. corporate sponsors. But here in the U.S., the companies are being pressured to renounce Russia's anti-gay policies.
Posted In: Olympics, Winter Olympics, Sochi

Amid Texas drought, this rain man bottles water

For one Texas tinkerer, collecting the rain that falls on his roof turned into a business.
Posted In: water, drought, texas

Why the FCC pays for landlines but not broadband Internet

The FCC is about to revamp the program that buys broadband access for schools

United kills another airline hub. What happens next in Cleveland?

Cleveland now goes the way of St. Louis, Pittsburgh and other former airline hubs, as United announces a streamlining of its routes
Posted In: airports, cleveland, United Airlines

Businesses close ranks against Obama energy policies

More than 70 business groups have formed a coalition to confront the Obama administration’s energy regulation process at every step
Posted In: fossil fuels

No more Sunday ad supplements -- unless you subscribe

The Chicago Tribune decides to give unsubscribers' doorsteps a break.
Posted In: newspapers, advertising, Chicago

As U.S. freezes, prices soar for natural gas

High demand for heating fuel means high prices in Midwest and Northeast.
Posted In: nat gas, propane

California's governor can't make it rain. Which is why the price of your salad is likely to go up.

California's rainfall last year was the lowest since 1877, it hasn’t rained yet this "rainy season," fire watch started in January, and there's almost no Sierra snowpack to melt. There's a drought emergency in this giant agricultural state.
Posted In: drought, california, Jerry Brown

No watering your lawn ... except for those who can afford their own private well

Austin has banned watering lawns and raised rates for city water. So affluent residents are drilling private wells.
Posted In: texas, drought

5 facts you'd never guess about Chuck E. Cheese

A private-equity firm plans to buy the kids' pizza palace. What on earth will they do with it?
Posted In: pizza


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