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States sue EPA over lax policies

Jul 31, 2008
Five states are suing the EPA, accusing the agency of ignoring their requests to restrict pollution from ships, airplanes and off-road vehicles. Renita Jablonski reports.

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.

Getting wind power out of West Texas

Jul 28, 2008
Giant wind turbines are not uncommon in the wide open West Texas plains. But there's a big problem getting that electricity out to the big cities like Dallas and Houston. David Martin Davies has the story.

"Location, location, location" - a message lost on Warm Springs Tribes

Jul 27, 2008
Planners at The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs don't seem to be familiar with the well-known marketing mantra: location, location, location....
Posted In: casinos, LEED, siting, Warm Springs

Shark fin soup flips population

Jul 25, 2008
Yesterday, the federal government tightened regulations meant to discourage killing of sharks in the Gulf and Atlantic just for their fins. Steve Henn reports shark fin soup is one big culprit for hunting of the species.

Is KB Home commiting a "random act of greenness"?

Jul 25, 2008
Joel Makower reflects upon the evolving definition of greenwash in a recent post titled, "How Bad is Greenwashing, Really?" He explains how...
Posted In: Energy Star, greenwash, KB Home

"Up to 70% recycled content"

Jul 24, 2008
Thanks to Corporate Climate Response News, I learned that the FTC is still on the trail of greenwashing, and heard about a stellar example of...
Posted In: marketing standards watchdogs

Water infrastructure is big business

Jul 23, 2008
American cities will need to invest more than $250 billion to update their water systems in the next 20 years. Steve Henn reports private equity investors and major corporations have notice of the water business.

For cars, green's the way to go

Jul 22, 2008
One of Europe's top auto shows opens in London today. Green is the theme, but red is the dominate color, as Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports.

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.