Farm equipment benefiting from high crops sales

Nov 25, 2010
'Because the government can't print more of it.' That's one reason behind gold's high price, and it's why food prices are spiking too. Also benefiting? Farm equipment. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
Posted In: Environment, Investing

Australian mine gets into the rare earths game

Nov 24, 2010
In the world of rare earths -- the critical metals that are believed to be the fuel of tomorrow -- China is the global leader. Then came news that an Australian mine hopes to be operating by next year. Will other countries -- like the U.S. -- be following soon?
Posted In: Environment

Future of "green" trading looks dim

Nov 24, 2010
The Chicago Climate Exchange, a voluntary market for buying and selling greenhouse gas credits, will shut down next month. With it, many say, goes the hope of any market approach to solving environmental problems, now that the GOP rules the U.S. House.
Posted In: Environment

How to have a green Thanksgiving

Nov 20, 2010
Holidays usually don't provide for the most environmentally-friendly options. But Marketplace's Adriene Hill is offering her tips on how to have a green Thanksgiving without having to compromise your holiday fun.
Posted In: Environment, Food

This old house may be the greener one

Nov 17, 2010
Ironically, it seems that leading an environmentally friendly lifestyle is equated with getting rid of all your old stuff and starting fresh. Marketplace's Eve Troeh reports on how to be really green when it comes to your new home.
Posted In: Environment, Housing

What's in the future for climate change legislation

Nov 6, 2010
With the new Republican-controlled House, many have wondered how climate change and clean energy legislation will be effected. Steve Chiotakis talks to Adriene Hill about the prospects.
Posted In: Environment

How efficient is that TV?

Oct 28, 2010
The Federal Trade Commission voted to have all televisions produced after May 10, 2011 will have to have to sport a tag that'll tell you how energy-efficient that TV is. Marketplace's Eve Troeh reports on whether that tag will sway consumers.
Posted In: Environment

San Joaquin Valley votes on federal fines for polution

Oct 21, 2010
Air quality regulators in California's San Joaquin Valley will vote on a new way to pay off federal fines for pollution: charge car owners. It could be a first for putting pollution fines on consumers along with companies. Sarah Gardner reports from the Marketplace Sustainability Desk.
Posted In: Environment

Coal plants are making Chicago citizens sick, says report

Oct 21, 2010
A new study shows two old coal plants in Chicago are polluting the air and making people sick. Tony Arnold reports.
Posted In: Environment

Going "green" can be cutting jobs

Oct 15, 2010
Hotels around the country are urging their customers to "make a green choice" and opt out of daily housekeeping for their rooms. But cutting back on water and electricity might also be cutting back on something else: jobs. Sean Cole reports.
Posted In: Environment, Jobs, Travel