Sustainability at a glance

NASA's new satellite attracts data hungry businesses

Jan 29, 2015
NASA's SMAP satellite will orbit 426 miles over the earth to look under the dirt.
Posted In: NASA, drought, floods

Aging power grid has more turning to generators

Jan 27, 2015
An estimated 7 percent of new homes come with a backup generator.
Posted In: blizzard, snow storm, power

Will global temperature rise inspire a behavior shift?

Jan 23, 2015
2014 was the hottest year on record. What's next for climate change policy and economics?
Posted In: climate change, global warming, sustainability, Economics
An official from oil-and-gas producer Encana Corp shows off a handful of sand at a fracking site in Colorado.

States play catch-up with sand mining

Jan 19, 2015
In Wisconsin, sand mines go uninspected, fines are modest and some rules have lapsed.
Posted In: fracking, sand, Wisconsin
Bees in Los Angeles collect nectar from a flower.

Itinerant bees play an important role in economy

Jan 16, 2015
Without bees, we'd lose $15 billion each year in the U.S. – and $100 billion globally.
Posted In: bees, Environment, Agriculture

Frac sand companies get creative with local politics

Jan 16, 2015
When a Wisconsin county tried to shut them out, sand companies found a way in.
Posted In: fracking, sand, Wisconsin

With oil prices down, small companies feel the squeeze

Jan 14, 2015
When oil prices drop, size and location matter to the survival of oil companies.
Posted In: crude oil, fracking, North Dakota

Just in time for Valentine's, a shortage of chocolate

Jan 14, 2015
We're eating more (and growing less) cacao.
Posted In: chocolate, chocolates, valentines
A wInter sky at sunset over Sugarcreek MetroPark in the Dayton, Ohio, area.

Old golf courses become new kind of wilderness

Jan 12, 2015
Failed golf courses are being allowed to return to their natural states.
Posted In: Golf, lawns, green

Restaurants shell out for high-priced scallops

Jan 7, 2015
Catch limits and a short season are driving up the the price of Maine scallops.
Posted In: seafood, maine, shellfish
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