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.
The pressure on high-level executives can be overwhelming at times, and often that stress gets spread around at home. How would you fare if your own family gave you a "job" report? Sarah Gardner reports. (Re-broadcast from Jan. 14, 2004)
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.
All Wal-Mart has to do to have an impact on green products is place an order. Reporter Sarah Gardner caught up with some of its 60,000 suppliers at a conference that the retail giant held to talk about sustainability.
It wasn't that long ago that being thrifty was America's number-one virtue. But beginning with FDR, a string of presidents has extolled the virtues of Keynesian economics and spending our way to wealth. Sarah Gardner reports.
Crisco is a staple in many American kitchens and a must-have for homemade pies. But it's also an invented food made by chemists, and the story of how the white stuff became a must-have has become a marketing legend. Sarah Gardner reports.
Globalization's delivery of goods to consumers depends on intricate choreography of container ships, trucks, trains and other heavy equipment. The scale is breathtaking. But so are the side effects. Sarah Gardner reports,