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EU looks to halt carbon permits, raise prices

Feb 18, 2013
The European parliament is voting to halt new carbon permits in an effort to drive up the price of emissions, but will the tinkering hurt the credibility of the carbon trading system?
Posted In: carbon credits, European Union, Environment

Born on Inauguration Day: A sustainable lifestyle

Jan 14, 2013
Justin Daugherty, a guitarist and environmentalist living in Austin, Texas says his inauguration birthday adds to his sense of social responsibility.
Posted In: Environment, conservation

The delicate task of marketing 'green'

Dec 31, 2012
Take toilet paper -- please. People who don't automatically buy the greenest product available have to be persuaded toilet paper that's not white is just as good as what they're used to.
Posted In: green, green biz, Environment, environmental marketing claims

Unilever to dump microbeads from soap

Dec 28, 2012
Unilever says it will stop adding tiny plastic beads that act as exfoliants to its soap products by 2015.
Posted In: unilever, sustainability, Environment, soap

Beetle infestation drives up lumber prices

Oct 26, 2012
A new set of beetles is taking North America by storm, and this time the casualty is the lumber industry. What does this mean for home building and other lumber needs in the U.S.?
Posted In: construction, home prices, Environment, Beetle, lumber, wood

Judge says TVA is liable for Knoxville spill

Aug 24, 2012
A federal judge said the Tennessee Valley Authority is liable for the big sludge spill at its power plant near Knoxville a few years back. Millions of tons of coal ash spilled out of a man-made lake and blanketed nearby rivers and land.
Posted In: spill, Environment, real estate

Apple pulls out of environmental certification, loses sales

Jul 12, 2012
The computer giant withdrawal from EPEAT may turn into a profit.
Posted In: apple, Music, Higgs Boson, Environment

A toxic legacy is fought out in court

Jul 2, 2012
A $25 billion lawsuit against a subsidiary of Anadarko, the giant oil and gas company, is about environmental pollution and bankruptcy. The tiny town of Avoca, Pa., one of the plaintiffs.
Posted In: Environment, Kerr-McGee, lawsuits, pollution

Outdoor recreation industry worth half-trillion dollars

Jun 20, 2012
New report says protecting the environment can be good for the economy and job growth.
Posted In: outdoors, Environment, hiking, recreation

Green generation grows up

Jun 20, 2012
Many inspired by the first Rio Earth Summit 20 years ago were just kids then. Now they are leading a new generation into the fold.
Posted In: United Nations, summit, Rio, Millennial Generation, Environment

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