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Archives: August 2007

Clean Building Not that Pricey, But What About Habits

Posted by: Heather Green on August 28

I missed this report last week, but a survey by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development found that there is a big gap in builders' understanding of how pricey...

Neosporin and The Absurdity of Packaging

Posted by: Heather Green on August 28

Chris Colin has a quirky story that delves into how Johnson & Johnson worked to make Neosporin portable. It just brings up the absurdity and waste behind packaging. But...

BP Backs Down: Chalk Up a Victory To Local Action

Posted by: Heather Green on August 24

The Chicago Tribune reports that BP, under attack for proposing a massive increase in pollution as part of an oil refinery expansion on the banks of Lake Michigan, has backed...

Utilities, Coal, and MTM: Et Tu Brute?

Posted by: Heather Green on August 23

Now here's an interesting twist, in light of the news that the Bush Administration is going to make it easier to do mountaintop mining near streams and dump debris into...

NYTimes Misses Boat on Mountaintop Mining Story

Posted by: Heather Green on August 23

The Times has a front page story about a rule that the Bush administration is putting in place to expand mountaintop mining. What's remarkable is how the Times repeats the...

Mundane Consumer Quandries: Biobags

Posted by: Heather Green on August 22

I hate plastic bags as much as anyone. But standing in line last night at the pet store, I was reminded of just how confusing trying to be green is....

Will the Real Price of Oil Please Stand Up?

Posted by: Heather Green on August 22

A story at the Boston Globe should reset expectations for those, including Richard Branson and Tom Friedman, about how much the a rise in oil prices will spur the creation...

If You're Not Fond of Mercury, Think Twice Before Eating Shark and Swordfish

Posted by: Heather Green on August 21

John Carey has a great story about a regulatory loophole in the system created by the FDA to check for mercury in imported swordfish and shark. (Since sharks and swordfish...

Detoxing your office

Posted by: Adam Aston on August 20

To detox your office, the simplest prescription aren't rocket science: substitute natural materials for synthetic ones wherever possible, whether in carpets or furniture, and the more natural light and fresh air you can get, the better.

A new record for solar cells

Posted by: Adam Aston on August 17

To deliver the same juice as a batch of today's PV panels, this new recipe would need less than half the surface area.

A green Cadillac? GM's surprising new hybrid

Posted by: Adam Aston on August 16

Given GM's offerings in the hybrid market to date -- so-called mild hybrids like the Chevy Silverado the deliver unimpressive mileage gains -- the new hybrid technology promises to be a game changer.

Bad mileage = sales crash for Detroit

Posted by: Adam Aston on August 10

Bad fuel economy is crippling the US auto sector.

Nukes 1, Big Oil 0

Posted by: Adam Aston on August 09

When asked what energy type they wanted to increase their use of, the 1,200 respondents ranked oil ahead of only coal, the lowest scoring energy type.

Uncertain Climate at Harvard Business School

Posted by: John Carey on August 08

Doug Koplow got a nasty surprise at his last Harvard Business School reunion. He'd missed the Saturday speakers because of family duties, but at the dinner that evening, he got...


BusinessWeek correspondents John Carey and Mark Scott, cover the green scene, keeping on top of the business aspects of energy, the environment and climate change, as well as the technologies, policies, markets and people that are shaping how the earth's resources will be used in the century ahead.

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