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The environmental costs of big firms

Oct 5, 2010
A new report measures the environmental impact of the world's 3,000 largest companies, and how much that impact costs investors. It was commissioned by a United Nations program for responsible investing. Reporter Eve Troeh talks with Bill Radke about what the report reveals.
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Tracking, and reducing, energy consumption at home

Sep 30, 2010
The first step to reducing your home's energy consumption is knowing how much you use in the first place. Utility companies are offering online tracking software and tools that can help, but some have yet to see the benefits.
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NASA helps map air pollution from space

Sep 24, 2010
Air pollution has been a killer since the dawn of the industrial age, yet until recently scientists didn't know how dirty the air was in most of the world. New maps from satellite images and computer modeling are finally giving researchers a clearer view of this global problem.
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Debating the need for petroleum subsidies

Sep 22, 2010
Without these federal fossil fuel tax breaks, the oil industry may not have taken off as it did. But a century later, some believe it's time to focus the subsidies on renewable energy.
Posted In: Environment, Oil, Taxes

"Green" beauty products are in demand

Sep 8, 2010
Beauty is pain -- and sometimes harsh chemicals. But more beauty products in the market are coming out with "green" and "eco-friendly" formulas -- although how green they are depends how the company defines those words.
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Which is better for the environment, an e-reader or paper books?

Sep 7, 2010
Easy Answer: It depends on how much you read and where you get your paper books....
Posted In: Books, Environment, Kindle, sustainability

Haitians moving to the countryside

Sep 7, 2010
Since the earthquake in January, more Haitians are heading for the country, where more services and opportunities are offered. Supporters believe spreading industries and services across the country will make it less vulnerable from natural disasters.
Posted In: Environment, Jobs

Oil in water after Gulf rig explosion

Sep 2, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Eve Troeh about this morning's explosion on an oil rig off the Louisiana coast, west of BP's Deepwater Horizon rig.
Posted In: Environment, Oil

The business of estimating risk

Sep 2, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Bill Keogh, senior vice president of catastrophe risk modeling firm EQECAT, about how the firm estimates damages.
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Does wine packaging matter when it comes to the environment?

Sep 1, 2010
Easy Answer: Yes. Wine-in-the-box may be your best choice....
Posted In: carbon dioxide, champagne, cork, Environment, wine

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