Category: OnEarth

Stories at NRDC’s OnEarth.

Meet the Change Makers: The New Pepsi Challenge | OnEarth

Bringing sustainability to the soda and snack food aisles Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of OnEarth Q&As with business leaders who are transforming their industries. Since the days when Pepsi challenged Coke to a long-running public taste-off, the cola wars have…

Green Pinstripes: Wharton School of Business Dean Thomas Robertson Talks About Sustainability | OnEarth

Stroll through practically any business school in the country — or any of the fast-multiplying U.S.-style B-schools overseas — and there can be little doubt that an MBA remains a hot commodity. With the start of classes now upon us,…

Review: Revenge of the Electric Car | OnEarth

Chris Paine’s 2006 documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? arrived with perfect timing, capturing the country’s collective frustration with sky-high energy prices as well as our growing disenchantment with the automotive alternatives on offer. Let’s hope his sequel, Revenge of the Electric Car,…

Business Loves Lighting Efficiency, So Why Try to Dim Efforts to Make a Better Bulb? | OnEarth

Efficiency is a generally considered a good thing. Good politics. Good business. That’s why efforts from national mileage standards for cars to rules requiring your refrigerator to use less energy have proven popular and effective, quietly spurring the gradual replacement…

Plastic: A Toxic Love Story (in Pictures) | OnEarth

A few years ago, writer Susan Freinkel started wondering how much plastic passed through her life. So she conducted a one-day experiment, recording each plastic-containing item she came in contact with. The tally: 196. They ranged from the obvious to…

PODCAST What Can We Do With All That CO2? | OnEarth

You can’t see it, smell it, or taste it, but there’s carbon dioxide in the air all around us. And each day, we’re producing more of it. For the past 60 years, scientists have been measuring the increased concentration of…

The New Electric Vehicles: Coming to a Plug Near You | OnEarth

via onearth.org The e-cars are coming. You know about hybrids such as the gas-electric Prius, but they were just the first step in a long evolution toward virtually emissions-free, high-mileage vehicles. The next frontier is gas-free, 100 percent-battery powered cars:…

She’s a Genius for Honey Bees | OnEarth

Human practices have brought about a sharp decline in bee health and populations. University of Minnesota entomologist Marla Spivak wants to reverse the trend. >> Q&A with MacArthur “genius grant” recipient Marla Spivak Last week, University of Minnesota entomologist Marla…