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Save the earth, drive your car?

Nov 14, 2012
Adding lots of train and bus lines to car-congested roads would seem to be an environmental slam dunk. If only the math would cooperate.
Posted In: public transportation, Transit
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Corn farmers turn to insecticides again

Jul 23, 2013
Farmers are buying more insecticides this season. That’s because one tenacious pest has developed resistance to a genetically modified corn variety.
Posted In: farming, insects, pesticides, corn, Iowa, Monsanto
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Clothes lines: Energy savers or eyesores?

Jul 22, 2008
Outdoor clothes drying racks save energy and money, but try convincing homeowners' associations in the U.S. that they're not just an eyesore. One Australian company is accepting the challenge. Joel Rose reports.
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What are the best ways to stay cool in the summer without an air conditioner?

Jul 12, 2010
Easy Answer: Try water, shade and a little cave time....
Posted In: air conditioner, save energy
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Freakonomics: Saving the environment, or just showing off?

Apr 19, 2011
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner talks about the idea of "conspicuous conservation," where people indulge in certain earth-saving acts as a way to show off that they care about the environment, and in turn, benefit socially.
Posted In: Environment
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Energy plan ads just a bunch of wind?

Jul 31, 2008
Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens is on a mission, and wants you to support his energy plan away from imported oil and towards natural gas and wind power. But commentator Will Wilkinson says to be wary of what you hear.
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It's a fertile market for recycled human waste

Aug 3, 2010
A Chicago project to turn human waste into fertilizer pellets is hitting opposition due to cost. But despite the setback, Marketplace sustainability reporter Adriene Hill explains there's a huge market and many eco-benefits to human fertilizer.
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Living within your means as a choice

Jan 13, 2009
When Commentator Joe Bevilacqua lost his six-figure job, he left the city lifestyle and went to live with his wife in the Catskills. Since then, they have made due with what they've had, and have lived richly.
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The Good, the Bad and the Stinky

Sep 14, 2007
Our border collie Kiara is waiting to help drag the trash bins to the street... She helps by watching. So here's a first thought about carryin...
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We ought to bag the plastic bag tax

Aug 5, 2010
Some cities have tried to curb the proliferation of what some call "the urban tumbleweed" by charging consumers for plastic bags at the checkout aisle. Commentator Susan Lee says that's not the way to go.
Posted In: Environment

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