Sustainability - Most Commented
Mar 9, 2007
Don't forget to spring forward this weekend. We're making the switch to Daylight Savings Time three weeks earlier this year, and that could save smart energy consumers some cash.
Mar 8, 2007
The Environmental Defense Fund has hired an investment bank to advise it on the terms of the $42 billion buyout of Texas energy giant TXU that it engineered. Sam Eaton reports.
Mar 7, 2007
Exxon Mobil announced it's going to spend about $20 billion a year to boost production by a million barrels a day through the end of the decade. But Sam Eaton reports that there's less to the news than meets the eye.
Mar 6, 2007
New technology is helping beef and dairy farmers turn a profit on a sustainable commodity right in their own back... well, barnyards. Seems one farm's cow poop can power hundreds of homes.
Mar 5, 2007
As Congress considers global warming legislation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is hiring a former Marine Corps general to run its new Institute for Energy. Sustainability reporter Sam Eaton explains what's going on.
Mar 5, 2007
Fishermen who use nets are fighting today for a piece of Maine's $300 million lobster fishing and tourist economies, but critics say it's too risky.
Feb 28, 2007
A strange AIDS-like disease is wiping out an unprecedented number of honeybees in the U.S. Experts predict a pollination crisis in orchards and fields. Sam Eaton reports.
Feb 27, 2007
Consumer groups are advocating to keep electric utilities under government control. They point to higher rates and energy shortages in states that have deregulated power.
Feb 23, 2007
Dell says it will ask consumers, when they buy a computer, to donate a few bucks toward planting trees. The idea is to offset the energy that PCs consume. But that gave commentator Richard Conniff some pause.