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.
Posted In: Environment

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

Economic & environmental cost of pets

Sep 1, 2010
Just how environmentally friendly are your cute and cuddly pets? And how much will they cost you? Sustainability reporter Adriene Hill talks with Bill Radke about the your pet's carbon paw print. Plus, view a slideshow of environmentally-friendly pets.
Posted In: Environment

Toxic gases found in well water close to drilling sites

Sep 1, 2010
Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," may be a boon for the energy industry, but critics are questioning if the process that frees up more gas and oil in the ground is poisoning well water.
Posted In: Environment

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