Bad vs. good bulbs on the Hill

Mar 10, 2011
The BULB Act comes to Congress today to try to stop the outlawing of wasteful light bulbs.
Posted In: Environment

New Zealand earthquake reinforces need for better infrastructure

Feb 25, 2011
Reports this morning say the death toll in New Zealand could top 400 following this week's catastrophic earthquake. As American engineers descend on the country to measure the damage, governments are reminded to make building safety measures a priority. Eve Troeh has more.
Posted In: Environment

Oil industry ready to resume drilling in the Gulf

Feb 25, 2011
Deep water drilling has been on hold in the Gulf of Mexico since the disastrous BP oil spill. But industry executives say they're ready to resume drilling. Jeremy Hobson speaks with Barbara Shook, Houston bureau chief for the Energy Intelligence Group.
Posted In: Environment, Oil

Google Earth Engine maps 25 years of data

Feb 25, 2011
In an effort to cut global greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations is offering carbon credits in exchange for saving trees. To help end deforestation, Google has compiled 25 years of maps, data, and scientific measurements in its new project, Google Earth Engine. Eve Troeh reports.
Posted In: Environment, Internet

Ecuador judge fines Chevron $9 billion

Feb 15, 2011
An Ecuadorean judge has fined oil corporation Chevron more than $9 billion in a case that's spanned over a decade. The judge ruled that the company is responsible for the pollution of forest and rivers in northern Ecuador. Eve Troeh has more.
Posted In: Environment, Law, Oil

House Republicans want to strip EPA's greenhouse gas powers

Feb 10, 2011
Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are asking EPA head Lisa Jackson to testify today.
Posted In: Environment

Staples creates sustainable products

Feb 9, 2011
Staples is offering sustainable paper products and compostable kitchen items to corporate customers. Helping corporations be sustainable is also a way to sustain Staples.
Posted In: Environment

Climate messages may be all wrong

Feb 7, 2011
Environmental activists are adjusting their words and strategy as "climate change" and "global warming" messages fail to win the public's attention.
Posted In: Environment

Ford Motor working on recyclable car interiors

Feb 1, 2011
U.S. sales rose more than 9 percent in January as consumers bought more trucks and SUVs. They may not know it, but some of those Ford interiors are made of stuff other than oil.
Posted In: Auto, Environment

When Trash is Anything But Waste

Jan 27, 2011
In the 1970s, California faced growing concerns about the supply and cost of energy, in addition to worries about running out of landfill space....
Posted In: energy, Environment, garbage, sustainability, trash