Solar and wind power are important, but really solving the climate crisis will take a whole new generation of energy-efficient technologies, and even new companies to develop them. But there's a growing force in the field — the green tech incubator.
The power struggle at Market Basket, a New England grocery chain, made international news and shut down much of the chain's operations. Workers and suppliers went on strike when their beloved CEO was fired in a family feud. And the workers actually won.
All is not lost. That's the uplifting message from the third installment of an important UN report on climate change. It says the cost of keeping global warming in check is relatively modest, if we move quickly.
Boston's Hubway bike sharing program is popular with commuters, who may use a bike to finish their commutes to their homes or offices. As the program in Boston looks to expand, bike sharing programs are taking hold in cities the world over.
In Somerville, Mass., children were overweight, under-active and the community was the butt of jokes. Thanks to a series of federal grants and private donations, though, the city is making a turnaround, focusing on healthy foods and increased community activity.
Cell phones may be hazardous to your health. The science is inconclusive but some states want to require warning labels on cell phones. David Carpenter is director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany.
The city of Boulder, Colorado has a few smart grid homes already up and running. Host Steve Curwood talks with Kara Mertz, the Local Environmental Action Division Manager for Boulder about her city's smart grid plan.
Labels on bottled water make it difficult for consumers to discern what is in their water: has it been purified or tested? A Congressional hearing and new reports illustrate the lack of information that consumers have about what's in a bottle of water.
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