Entrepreneurs who want bring offshore wind farms to the United States are facing staunch opposition and difficult economic calculations.
The increasing push to reuse materials has given one entrepreneur overnight success he says was 20 years in the making. Living on Earth's Ingrid Lobet reports on a company that turns steel cargo shipping containers into housing.
Host Steve Curwood talks with Alden Meyer from the Union of Concerned Scientists about what the Waxman-Markey climate change bill legislation could mean for U.S. and global emissions.
Traditionally, power companies make more money when they sell more power. But a different business model before Congress has utility companies promoting energy efficiency measures and still turning a profit.
Parks and natural areas can be an important part of international diplomacy and peace building between countries in conflict. That's according to University of Vermont professor Saleem Ali who edited the new book "Peace Parks: Conservation and Conflict Resolution." Dr. Ali talked with host Bruce Gellerman.
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.
Imagine a heavy-duty truck, fully electric, that can haul 60 thousand pounds for 30 miles on one charge. The seaport of Los Angeles is about to receive 25 electric port vehicles, and officials expect them to catch on at ports worldwide.
Community activist Majora Carter has helped bring environmentalism to New York City. She talks with Living on Earth about the social challenges of making the South Bronx sustainable.
The Environmental Protection Agency has set a new standard for the chief component of smog - ozone pollution. But EPA's new standard is under attack from both industry, who wanted no change, and public health advocates who wanted a much stronger rule. Living on Earth's Jeff Young tells us what's behind the decision and what it means for air quality.
Painting the roof of a house white reflects solar radiation back to the atmosphere and helps cool the planet. California Energy Commissioner Arthur Rosenfeld explains to Bruce Gellerman the effects of a white roof.