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Business, Economics and Jobs

Environment

Sleek and cheap

The eggbeater design of the vertical axis wind turbine is nothing new but it may be the wave of the future. A small company in Nevada is testing the efficiency of their vertical turbines and, as Spectrum Radio's Prachi Patel-Predd reports, if they pass muster, the relatively inexpensive windmills may soon be on the market for homeowners.

Environment

A windmill for your pocket

The sun and wind can power your portable gadgets and keep you connected. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with designer Arthur Huang about his creation, the HYmini-- a solar panel and windmill that fit in your pocket.

Global Politics

Rebuilding Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's economy is in a free fall but experts say the country has a good economic base to recover from -- if the political situation stabilizes, as The World's Jason Margolis reports.

Environment

Insurance report

The World's Jason Margolis reports that some insurance companies are starting to make global warming a factor in their policies, in some cases encouraging positive action to deal with climate change.

Environment

Green grocer

A Whole Foods store in Connecticut is the first supermarket in the country to get all its power from a stationary fuel cell. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with Bob Remick, director of the National Renewable Energy Lab, about how fuels cells work and the promise of fuel cell technology.

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