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Don't let the bedbugs bite!

Aug 20, 2010
Bedbug infestations have exploded in the last few years, partly because exterminators have limited access to effective insecticides.
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What are bedbugs? Is there a good way to kill them without using harsh chemicals?

Aug 19, 2010
Easy Answer: Bedbugs are vampires of the insect world. They feed on human blood. And there are ways to kill them without pesticides--but it might...
Posted In: bed bugs, bedbugs, chemicals, Environment, kill, pest, pest control, pesticide

Are wind turbines really that bad for birds?

Aug 17, 2010
Easy Answer: Yes. Somewhere between 58,000 and 440,000 birds each year die because of wind turbines....
Posted In: bird, birds, energy, Environment, wind, wind energy, wind turbines

The city of San Francisco has released a list of approved "green products". What's on it?

Aug 17, 2010
San Francisco has just released a list of products--from office supplies to hand sanitizers--that it considers good for the environment. The city...
Posted In: Environment, environmentally friendly, Food, green, green list, green products, list, San Francisco

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.
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Extracting oil from Canadian sand pits

Aug 3, 2010
Canada has some of the most oil in the world, and about half of it comes from the "oil sands." Oil companies use some of the most expensive, energy intensive technology to extract the oil from the sand -- which leaves an impact on the environment too.
Posted In: Environment, Oil

Make your home more energy efficient

Jul 30, 2010
Host Tess Vigeland and Marketplace Sustainability reporter Adriene Hill discuss methods you can use today to help reduce energy use and those hefty electric bills.
Posted In: Environment

Can there be clean air and economic growth?

Jul 30, 2010
Economic growth is often coupled with an increase in pollution. But those two factors may not be mutually inclusive, at least not the way they once were.
Posted In: Environment

An addiction to oil or a way of life?

Jul 28, 2010
Oil spills around the world may be the fault of individual companies, but Americans -- with their bus-less suburbs, saran wraps and highways -- are also perpetuating the country's reliance on oil.
Posted In: Auto, Environment, Oil

U.S. hesitant to accept Dutch oil clean-up tech

Jul 27, 2010
The Dutch have some of the best oil spill clean-up technology in the world, and they've offered it to the U.S. to help with the BP oil spill -- only to be told that their help is not necessary.
Posted In: Environment, Oil

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