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Biofuels and compostable plastics: The future or just a bunch of cornstalks?

Apr 21, 2011
As oil prices rise, the search for petroleum alternatives intensifies. Some companies are betting big on biomass. Think ethanol made from corn...
Posted In: BP oil series, sustainability

The Future Is... Fake Chicken

Apr 14, 2011
You may have heard Adriene Hill's story on fake chicken on the Marketplace Morning Report. But, why chow down on something fake when you can get...
Posted In: chicken, fake chicken, fake meat, Food, sustainability, vegan, vegetarian, video

At the New Bretton Woods, Sustainability is Inheritance

Apr 10, 2011
At a new Bretton Woods conference in New Hampshire, I came across a new definition of sustainability. Typically the term sustainability is unders...
Posted In: Bretton Woods, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Jean-Paul Fitoussi, sustainability

North Korea might do some environmental good (for a profit)

Mar 7, 2011
This final note today, in which sustainability jumps the shark. You know how big polluters -- or anyone, really -- if they want to reduce their...
Posted In: North Korea, sustainability

MID-DAY UPDATE: Chevron's $9 billion fine; NYSE merges with Deutsche Boerse; daily deal overdose

Feb 15, 2011
An Ecuadorean judge has fined American oil company Chevron for more than $9 billion in a case that has spanned a decade. The lawsuit began in 1990s...
Posted In: apple, Chevron, Ecuador, Finland, groupon, Jobs, labor, Microsoft, mid-day update, nokia, polution, sustainability, Texaco

Promoting Climate Change: Hits and Misses

Feb 7, 2011
If you heard my story today on Marketplace, you know there's some debate over exactly what sort of messaging is best suited to climate change. Co...
Posted In: ads, climate change, sustainability

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

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Eco-Labels

Jan 27, 2011
Being a green consumer can be difficult when there are over 400 eco-labels to wade through that identify everything from saving energy to being v...
Posted In: eco-labels, quiz, sustainability

Less than half of U.S. students are proficient in science

Jan 25, 2011
Science is a tough subject for most U.S. students -- so tough that they aren't meeting average proficiency levels in the subject, according to re...
Posted In: competitiveness, healthcare, Industry, Science, sustainability, techology

Going Natural along the Riviera Maya

Jan 13, 2011
Cancun is stunning and stark at the same time. I was there for two weeks in December, and most of my views of the beach were from buses to and from...
Posted In: Cancun, sustainability, tourism

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