The economics of nuclear waste disposal

Jun 10, 2011
Critics say a new report proves that politics trumped economics in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's decision over the dumping site at Yucca Mountain.
Posted In: Environment

Paying nature to do its thing

Jun 1, 2011
Beyond beautiful views and nice hikes, nature actually does stuff for us. So how about throwing a little cash its way?
Posted In: Environment

Without nuclear, where will Germany get its power?

May 31, 2011
Following the disaster at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, many countries reconsidered their stance on the safety of nuclear energy. Today, Germany announced plans plans to abandon nuclear energy altogether in the next 11 years. But without nuclear technology, will Germany be able to produce green energy?
Posted In: Environment

Germany announces plan to ditch nuclear power by 2022

May 31, 2011
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has endorsed an initiative to shut down its nuclear power plants by 2022. The move underscores growing concerns following the events at Japan's Fukishima nuclear power plant.
Posted In: Environment

Migratory bird causes construction disruption

May 13, 2011
The Washington D.C. Department of Transportation had been constructing a footbridge over some railroad tracks when they came across an obstacle.
Posted In: Environment

Chicago suburb moves to ban grocery bags

May 2, 2011
The town of Evanston, Ill., is considering a ban on not only plastic bags, but paper bags as well. But the move could actually end up hurting environmental causes.
Posted In: Environment

Earth Day used to be about the earth

Apr 22, 2011
Now, this day of environmental activism has morphed into one of corporate promotion.
Posted In: Environment

Shrimpers try to catch customers through online market

Apr 21, 2011
Louisiana shrimp season just got underway. The BP spill made it harder to sell seafood from the Gulf of Mexico, but new online marketing and sales could help fishermen lure customers.
Posted In: Environment

Freakonomics: Saving the environment, or just showing off?

Apr 19, 2011
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner talks about the idea of "conspicuous conservation," where people indulge in certain earth-saving acts as a way to show off that they care about the environment, and in turn, benefit socially.
Posted In: Environment

EPA scientist advocates 'green chemistry'

Mar 23, 2011
Environmental agency's new chief scientist envisions a world in which chemicals aren't toxic.
Posted In: Environment, Science



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