The 30th modern summer Olympics open in less than three weeks in London. Local officials are working with consultants to encourage workers to find alternative office spaces and reduce traffic in the congested city.
The mood of hope from the first Rio Earth Summit 20 years ago darkened over the years, as goals to preserve species and limit greenhouse gas emissions weren't met. But U.N. Foundation president Timothy Wirth says there's a cooperative way forward today towards sustainable development.
Sweden's successful waste-to-energy program converts household waste into energy for heating and electricity. But they’ve run into an unusual problem: there isn’t enough trash in the country to fuel the incinerators, so they’ve begun importing waste from European neighbors.
With Detroit asking for another handout, now is the time to demand green cars from the Big Three automakers. UC-Davis Professor Daniel Sperling tells host Bruce Gellerman any bailout must require affordable, fuel efficient vehicles.
President-elect Barack Obama says when he takes office the United States will take strong action to combat climate change. Living on Earth's Ashley Ahearn reports that leaders and legislators have praised Obama for this promise.