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The numbers for September 22, 2014

Sep 22, 2014
Ten million phones bought, 56 million cards stolen and a lot of loan defaults.
Posted In: sustainability, apple, Home Depot, higher education, NFL

Shlepping bike-share cycles in a giant van

Jul 15, 2014
Urban bike share's low-carbon, high-tech vision ... requires a few gas guzzlers.
Posted In: bike sharing, urban, sustainability

American technology, Chinese pollution

May 14, 2014
U.S. clean tech is finding big opportunities cleaning up China's environment.
Posted In: China, manufacturing, sustainability

Quiz: Americans use HOW much electricity?

May 9, 2014
The average Nigerian uses about 1/5 the energy of the average American.
Posted In: energy, sustainability, Nigeria

Whither Europe on emissions?

Jan 28, 2014
Europe has been in the forefront of limiting carbon emissions. Do new European Union rules represent backsliding?
Posted In: sustainability, carbon footprint, European Union

Our smart phone addiction

Oct 30, 2013
We buy (and throw away) our mobile phones at an alarming rate.
Posted In: smartphone, sustainability

In rural England, fracking finds few friends

Aug 14, 2013
Britain's government supports fracking as a source of cheap gas and jobs but his plans are meeting stiff resistance in the countryside, where New Age protesters and rich conservative country-dwellers want none of it.
Posted In: fracking, sustainability, U.K., United Kingdom (U.K.)

Kids' crazy sports costs offer tax perks

Jun 21, 2013
A listener responds to our conversation about expensive sports programs for kids.
Posted In: Taxes, consumed, sustainability

Unilever CEO: For sustainable business, go against 'mindless consumption'

Jun 11, 2013
Many companies focus on short-term results. The CEO of consumer-products giant Unilever, Paul Polman, says long-term strategic planning builds better businesses.
Posted In: unilever, ceo, sustainability

The Internet is coming to your car, watch, and dishwater, but can our systems handle it?

Apr 26, 2013
The Internet is powered by vast banks of computers which chew up energy. That's a big cost for the people who run these servers -- and the earth, depending on how all the electricity is generated.
Posted In: Internet, sustainability, efficiency

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