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Monday, May 20, 2013 at 09:02 AM EDT

Used Car Market Changing

Used Car Market Changing

Sales of used cars are down, but that's not the case for "certified pre-owned" vehicles. NBC's Chris Clackum reports,

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 08:50 AM EDT

Tobacco as the Next Biofuel

Tobacco as the Next Biofuel

Biofuel researchers at UC Berkeley may keep the world-wide tobacco industry from going up in smoke. Scientists are engineering tobacco plants to produce oils that can serve as biofuels to power airplanes, cars...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 08:54 AM EDT

Killer Windmills: Wind Energy Leaves Trail of Dead Eagles

Killer Windmills: Wind Energy Leaves Trail of Dead Eagles

Spinning wind turbines are killing thousands of federally protected birds, including eagles, each year. It's the not-so-green secret of the nation's wind-energy boom.

Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 08:38 AM EDT

Fun and Profit From Old Flip Flops

Fun and Profit From Old Flip Flops

Hundreds of discarded flip flops wash up on Kenya's beaches each day. A small recycling company in Nairobi turns the colorful footwear into toys, photo frames and other sculptures for sale.

Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 08:24 AM EDT

Diaper Free Potty Training Gains Popularity

Diaper Free Potty Training Gains Popularity

A group of mothers has decided to toss the diapers and potty train their small babies. "Elimination communication" is gaining popularity, but pediatricians say not so fast.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 08:16 AM EDT

Solar Power Helps Monitor Carbon Fuels

Solar Power Helps Monitor Carbon Fuels

Oil and natural gas companies are using more solar power to provide electricity to power remote monitoring stations after the hydraulic fracturing crews have left.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 at 07:24 AM EDT

State-of-the-Art Green Workplace Provides Lunch, Games and Slides

State-of-the-Art Green Workplace Provides Lunch, Games and Slides

AWeber Communications headquarters in Chalfont, Bucks County, Pa. isn't your average workplace as it features video games, a pool table and even slides. NBC10's Jesse Gary reports ahead of the ribbon...

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 08:32 AM EDT

New Battery Packs Store Green Energy

New Battery Packs Store Green Energy

New battery packs could help return power to the electrical grid. KGW's Keely Chalmers reports.

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013 at 08:40 PM EDT

Junkyard Trash Turns to Art

Junkyard Trash Turns to Art

With his castoff treasures rattling in the cart, Ben Cowden wheeled back toward his art studio in San Francisco's Recology Recycling Plant to continue work. Joe Rosato Jr. reports on a man who turns others trash...

Monday, Apr 22, 2013 at 07:36 PM EDT

Cemetery for Green-Friendly Burials

Cemetery for Green-Friendly Burials

A cemetery in Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia, has become environmentally friendly for burials.

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