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Cap-and-trade still has kinks

Dec 11, 2007
Despite the cap-and-trade system inspired by the Kyoto Protocol, Europe's greenhouse gas emissions are still rising. Sarah Gardner looks into where the scheme may have failed -- and where it could still succeed.

Google is to Spider-Man as ... ?

Dec 3, 2007
In response to: Google searching for renewable energy Marketplace,® Nov. 27, 2007 Dennis Markatos-Soriano's take In Spider-Man...

Saving water after it goes to waste

Dec 3, 2007
As drinking water becomes more precious, some cities are looking at the sewers in a new way. Sarah Gardner reports on new efforts to recycle wastewater -- and get people more enthused about the toilet-to-tap scenario.

Google searching for renewable energy

Nov 27, 2007
The Web giant has announced plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in green energy projects. It plans to produce enough electricity from renewable energy sources to power a city the size of San Francisco. Sam Eaton reports.

Las Vegas' new City Center: greenwashed or not?

Nov 27, 2007
In response to: The Greening of Las Vegas Weekend America,® Nov. 17, 2007 Jim Nicolow's take Holy crap! We're holding up Las Vegas as a...

Organic turkey can leave a big footprint

Nov 23, 2007
One of the options for the traditional Thanksgiving meal is to buy an organic turkey raised on natural feed and no antibiotics. But commentator Kelly Alexander says such a turkey may not be all that friendly to the environment.

Drought focuses Aussies on every drop

Nov 21, 2007
Australians have been dealing with a decade-long drought that's one of their worst in history. Many have found there's nothing like pocketbook pressure to focus the mind on conservation. Stuart Cohen reports.

A step forward for 'clean' coal power?

Nov 21, 2007
Indiana regulators have given Duke Energy the OK to build what would become the world's first large-scale coal gasification power plant, provided the company can capture the plant's carbon emissions and store them underground. Sam Eaton reports.

Paper, or reusable canvas bag?

Nov 20, 2007
San Francisco today became the first city to ban plastic bags at large grocery stores. Sarah Gardner reports some don't feel the change will be that eco-effective, while others want to take the switch even farther.

Is there room for Wal-Mart on the green bandwagon?

Nov 16, 2007
In response to: Making waves of green All Wal-Mart has to do to have an impact on green products is place an order. Reporter Sarah Gardner caught ...