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How would fuel effiency labels affect car sales?

Aug 31, 2010
The EPA is proposing new labels on cars that would allow consumers to quickly assess the cars fuel efficiency. Marketplace's Eve Troeh reports.
Posted In: Auto, Environment

What's the most environmentally friendly pet? What's the least environmentally friendly pet?

Aug 25, 2010
Easy Answer: If you consider energy consumption, the humble goldfish takes the top spot. Big dogs are the worst....
Posted In: dog, dogs, Environment, environmentally friendly, goldfish, pets

I can't compost. What should I do with my leftover coffee grounds?

Aug 25, 2010
In response to Wednesday's story on the problems with coffee cups and K-cups, listener Richard Johnston from New York, sent in this question:...
Posted In: coffee, coffee grounds, compost, Environment, environmentally friendly

How can I make my morning coffee more environmentally friendly? 5 tips.

Aug 24, 2010
I love my morning coffee. Love love. I also love my mid-morning coffee. And my afternoon time coffee. I'm in good company. The US consumes...
Posted In: brew, coffee, cup, Environment, joe, paper cups, recycle, sustainbility

Don't let the bedbugs bite!

Aug 20, 2010
Bedbug infestations have exploded in the last few years, partly because exterminators have limited access to effective insecticides.
Posted In: Environment

What are bedbugs? Is there a good way to kill them without using harsh chemicals?

Aug 19, 2010
Easy Answer: Bedbugs are vampires of the insect world. They feed on human blood. And there are ways to kill them without pesticides--but it might...
Posted In: bed bugs, bedbugs, chemicals, Environment, kill, pest, pest control, pesticide

Are wind turbines really that bad for birds?

Aug 17, 2010
Easy Answer: Yes. Somewhere between 58,000 and 440,000 birds each year die because of wind turbines....
Posted In: bird, birds, energy, Environment, wind, wind energy, wind turbines

The city of San Francisco has released a list of approved "green products". What's on it?

Aug 17, 2010
San Francisco has just released a list of products--from office supplies to hand sanitizers--that it considers good for the environment. The city...
Posted In: Environment, environmentally friendly, Food, green, green list, green products, list, San Francisco

We ought to bag the plastic bag tax

Aug 5, 2010
Some cities have tried to curb the proliferation of what some call "the urban tumbleweed" by charging consumers for plastic bags at the checkout aisle. Commentator Susan Lee says that's not the way to go.
Posted In: Environment

Extracting oil from Canadian sand pits

Aug 3, 2010
Canada has some of the most oil in the world, and about half of it comes from the "oil sands." Oil companies use some of the most expensive, energy intensive technology to extract the oil from the sand -- which leaves an impact on the environment too.
Posted In: Environment, Oil

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