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CNNMoney: America's most polluted citiesupdated: Wed Apr 29 2009 12:46:00

The nation's air has gotten marginally better over the past 10 years, according to an annual report released Wednesday, but many cities still suffer from severe pollution problems.

Fortune: Why CEOs want carbon lawsupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 11:17:00

What do CEO Bill Ford of Ford Motor, CEO Jim Rogers of Duke Energy and CEO Bruce Usher of carbon trader EcoSecurities have in common? A deep aversion to unpredictability.

Greenhouse gases pose health hazard, EPA saysupdated: Fri Apr 17 2009 18:26:00

Six heat-trapping gases that contribute to air pollution pose potential health hazards, the Environmental Protection Agency said Friday in a landmark announcement that could lead to regulation of the gases.

EPA to monitor air around 62 schoolsupdated: Tue Mar 31 2009 12:40:00

The Environmental Protection Agency will monitor 62 schools across the nation to determine whether the air around them contains toxic pollutants, the agency said Tuesday.

Recession squeezes recycling programsupdated: Thu Mar 19 2009 09:12:00

When Lynn Heinisch and her neighbors in Atlanta's Lake Claire neighborhood take their recycling to the curb for pickup each Thursday, they cross their fingers and hope for the best.

TVA ordered to clean up coal-fired plantsupdated: Wed Jan 14 2009 11:46:00

A federal judge has ordered the Tennessee Valley Authority to clean up four coal-fired plants that he said were engulfing parts of North Carolina with air pollution -- emissions that fouled the region's health, economy and natural resources.

Trading the carbon marketupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 10:49:00

Debate is rife in Australian political circles about whether carbon trading is the way forward for climate change abatement.

Banking on carbon trading: Can banks stop climate change?updated: Fri Dec 19 2008 03:13:00

Who would think the banks would land the job of sorting out the world's climate change problems?

History of environmental movement full of twists, turnsupdated: Mon Dec 15 2008 10:49:00

It was one of the most surreal images in American history: A river, so fouled with industrial waste that it caught fire and burned. In June 1969, Cleveland's Cuyahoga River become the poster child for the birth of the modern American environmental movement.

Fortune: Doing well by clearing the airupdated: Mon Nov 03 2008 07:10:00

Has your latest brokerage statement got you down? Maybe it's time to try something completely different: a $96 billion market built entirely on the certifiable absence of a colorless, odorless gas.

Economic miracle, environmental disasterupdated: Mon Oct 27 2008 10:53:00

Decades of extraordinary growth have catapulted China to the top of the world's economic charts, earning the admiration of much of the rest of the world.

Whale argumentupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 15:27:00

The U.S. Navy is locked in a battle with environmentalists over its use of sonar during exercises off the Pacific coast.

Are sonar tests harming whales? The Supreme Court weighs inupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 15:27:00

The Supreme Court appeared conflicted Wednesday as it juggled national security and environmental concerns in a case over whether the U.S. Navy is doing enough to protect whales from underwater sonar tests it conducts.

Time.com: EPA Vetoes Delta Flood Control Proj.updated: Tue Sep 02 2008 15:00:00

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday all but killed a federal plan nearly seven decades in the making to build the world's largest water pump in the Mississippi Delta

Time.com: Beijing Smog Cleanup: Has It Worked? updated: Fri Aug 15 2008 20:00:00

Chinese officials implemented $17 billion in antipollution programs before the start of the Games. The skies are clearer, but simple meteorology may be the chief reason why

SI.com: David Epstein: The real cause behind Beijing's pollutionupdated: Thu Aug 07 2008 10:42:00

BEIJING -- For all the fuss about the measures that Beijing is taking to clear its smog, the reality is that the blueness of the skies during the 2008 Olympic Games will have very little to do with Beijing's Potemkin village-style pollution control efforts, because the air pollution in Beijing comes predominantly from south of the city, riding winds and making the journey to the capital from up to hundreds of miles away.

Time.com: Judge: EPA Ignored Evergladesupdated: Tue Jul 29 2008 20:00:00

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency has turned a "blind eye" to Florida's Everglades cleanup efforts, while the state is violating its own commitment to restore the vast ecosystem

Time.com: A Green Crossroads for the Supreme Courtupdated: Tue Jul 15 2008 01:05:00

The Court affects environmental policy more than you may realize. And it may only be as green as our next President

Time.com: An American Life Worth Less Today updated: Thu Jul 10 2008 18:00:00

It's not just the American dollar that's losing value. A government agency has decided that an American life isn't worth what it used to be

Wen Bo: Environmentalism growing in Chinaupdated: Sun Jun 29 2008 21:07:00

Wen Bo says he was inspired to enter the environmental movement in high school when he watched the televised tactics of the international pressure group, Greenpeace.

Time.com: Smog and Premature Death Linkedupdated: Tue Apr 22 2008 14:00:00

Short-term exposure to smog, or ozone, is clearly linked to premature deaths that should be taken into account when measuring the health benefits of reducing air pollution

Are eco-mansions green?updated: Tue Apr 22 2008 11:58:00

Folks are paying a lot of green for eco-mansions. But do they really get green bragging rights? Miles O'Brien reports.

How air pollution hurts your kids' lungsupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 19:46:00

Twice a day, 7-year-old Hannah Austin exhales all the air from her lungs. She then takes a puff of a low-dose steroid from a purple inhaler, holds her breath for a few seconds and exhales.

Air pollution impactupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 19:46:00

Air pollution can have a significant effect on young children, as CNN's Judy Fortin reports in this Health Minute.

Water pollution: Dawn of the 'Dead Zones'updated: Mon Apr 21 2008 01:01:00

It's thousands of square miles wide, virtually devoid of oxygen and it has been blamed for an increase in shark attacks: the Gulf of Mexico "Dead Zone" is getting bigger and forcing marine life -- including sharks - into shore.

Restoring wetlandsupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 01:01:00

Sandy Creek, North Carolina, gets a helping hand from nature to clean up its drinking water. CNN's Miles O'Brien reports.

Time.com: How to Save the Planet and Make Money Doing Itupdated: Sun Apr 20 2008 19:00:00

The world's greatest green champion is no tree-hugger. He's an economist who's made lots of money off the cap and trade of pollutants -- which, incidentally, also cleans the air

Time.com: EPA Advisors Slam New Smog Ruleupdated: Thu Apr 10 2008 20:50:00

An advisory panel of scientists told the Environmental Protection Agency that its new air quality standard for smog fails to protect public health as required by law and should be strengthened

Time.com: Is Beijing Manipulating Air Pollution Statistics? updated: Fri Mar 14 2008 05:00:00

The withdrawal of the world's leading marathon runner from this summer's event over concerns about air quality highlights the stakes in a spat between Chinese authorities and an American researcher

Time.com: EPA's New Ozone Limit: Not Enough? updated: Thu Mar 13 2008 19:00:00

The EPA tightened restrictions on ozone, but why is the new limit still higher than what science recommends? Critics say it comes down to politics and money

All About: Food wasteupdated: Tue Jan 22 2008 11:21:00

When the average person contemplates the issues surrounding landfills, it's doubtful they give much consideration to the tons of food that fill them.

Food waste in Hong Kongupdated: Tue Jan 22 2008 11:21:00

CNN's James MacDonald reports on how leftover food is causing environmental problems in Hong Kong.

Time.com: California's Clean-Air Slapdownupdated: Thu Dec 20 2007 16:00:00

The EPA strikes down the state's tough new carbon emissions rules, in a crippling setback for environmentalists

Time.com: China's Green Spending Falls Short updated: Wed Nov 28 2007 12:00:00

A new report admits the country has fallen short on goals and proposes more money be spent on cleaning up the environment. But it's far from enough to make a difference

Time.com: Citizens Can Do Something About Climate Changeupdated: Tue Nov 27 2007 15:25:00

We've changed the energy- producing rules to prevent acid rain and smog. Now each of us can take a seat at the negotiations on climate change next month in Bali to eliminate carbon dioxide produced by burning fossil fuel

Time.com: California's Christmas List: Clean Airupdated: Thu Nov 08 2007 18:00:00

Gov. Schwarzenegger wants to clamp down on greenhouse gas emissions. Only the US government stands in his way

Many carry chemical 'burden'updated: Mon Oct 22 2007 19:03:00

The results of body-burden testing in two children are cause for parents' alarm. CNN's Anderson Cooper reports

Eco-friendly taxisupdated: Fri Oct 19 2007 14:53:00

CNN's Todd Benjamin speaks with Jonny Goldstone of Green Tomato Cars, a cab company that only uses hybrids.

$4.6 billion settlement in power plant air pollution caseupdated: Tue Oct 09 2007 10:43:00

American Electric Power has agreed to install $4.6 billion in equipment to sharply reduce emissions at coal-fired power plants in five states, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.

Sources: $4.6 billion settlement in power plant air pollution caseupdated: Mon Oct 08 2007 22:33:00

In the largest environmental settlement in Justice Department history, American Electric Power has agreed to install $4.6 billion in equipment to sharply reduce emissions at coal-fired power plants in five states, sources said.

CNNMoney: 3 court cases for climate changeupdated: Tue Sep 04 2007 06:42:00

Forget all the talk lately about whether Congress will regulate carbon dioxide - a gas generated from burning fossil fuels and one of the main culprits behind global warming. Several individuals and environmental groups are using laws already on the books in an attempt to force polluters to change their ways.

China shuts 400 polluter factoriesupdated: Tue Sep 04 2007 05:57:00

China's environmental watchdog has closed down 400 factories since it started a national campaign in July to tackle water pollution, an official said Tuesday.

Fortune: Chlorine plants send mercury risingupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 00:10:00

As a growing number of well-known companies promote themselves as friends of the earth, it's easy to overlook the fact that others still pollute, unnecessarily. But they do.

Beijing: Traffic ban cleared the airupdated: Wed Aug 22 2007 01:05:00

Despite a persistent gray haze, officials said Tuesday an exercise that removed more than 1 million private vehicles a day from Beijing's gridlocked streets was a success that could mean a clearer sky during next summer's Olympics.

Time.com: Is Your Printer Making You Sick?updated: Tue Aug 07 2007 15:00:00

Laser printer emissions may damage your health, says a new study -- not to mention the load of indoor air pollutants we're breathing 90% of the time

Ex-EPA chief rejects criticism over 9/11 workers' illnessesupdated: Mon Jun 25 2007 21:53:00

The former chief of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fought off fierce criticism Monday that the agency did not do enough to protect September 11, 2001, rescue workers from toxic pollutants.

Time.com: Green Concerns Over the Energy Billupdated: Wed Jun 20 2007 18:05:00

Environmental groups say the vote on three key amendments will determine their support of the Democrat-backed measure

CNNMoney: Bush wants EPA action on greenhouse gasesupdated: Mon May 14 2007 11:37:00

President Bush said Tuesday he is directing the Environmental Protection Agency, and the departments of energy, transportation and agriculture, to develop steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2008, but he failed to call for a specific increase in fuel efficiency standards.

Fortune: Is China turning green?updated: Fri May 04 2007 07:32:00

Sometime this year China will surpass the U.S. as the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases. This "accomplishment" reflects the pace and scale of industrialization in a country that is alread...

CNNMoney: America's smoggiest citiesupdated: Tue May 01 2007 11:16:00

Los Angeles ranks as the smoggiest city in the United States, according to an annual report card released Tuesday by the American Lung Association. It leads the nation in all three major air pollution categories, short-term particle pollution, year-round particle pollution and ozone pollution.

Fortune: Big business courts the green queenupdated: Thu Apr 19 2007 09:20:00

Twenty years ago, Corporate America and environmentalists squared off regularly and acrimoniously across the globe. Today, large companies can't stop talking about their green initiatives, and groups like Rainforest Alliance (RA) deserve a slice of the credit.

Fortune: TXU faces a Texas coal rushupdated: Mon Feb 05 2007 07:20:00

For whatever reason - the wreckage of Hurricane Katrina, Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth," the plight of polar bears in the Arctic, the Democratic takeover of Congress - this is the moment when co...

Your own clean-air actupdated: Fri Jan 26 2007 14:06:00

It's time to breathe a sigh of relief -- sort of. Thanks to changes in air-quality and emissions laws over the past 30 years, the air you breathe when you head outdoors this summer is cleaner than ever.

Global warming debate hits Supreme Courtupdated: Wed Nov 29 2006 18:09:00

The Supreme Court appeared sharply divided Wednesday over what role the federal government should play in regulating carbon dioxide emissions from new cars.

Highlights from the world's pressupdated: Mon Nov 27 2006 04:32:00

According to The New York Times, the Bush Administration will appear before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to argue that it lacks the power to slow global warming by limiting the emission of harmful gases, in what may be the most important environmental case in many years.

Fortune: Texas's big global warming battleupdated: Wed Nov 08 2006 18:08:00

In this era of corporate environmentalism, big companies like General Electric, Wal-Mart and McDonald's have grown accustomed to working closely with save-the-earth groups like the World Resources Institute, Conservation International, even Greenpeace.

CNNMoney: Duke Energy dukes it out in Supreme Courtupdated: Wed Nov 01 2006 16:10:00

A company operating coal-burning power plants was sharply critical of what it called "arbitrary" changes in government pollution-control rules over the past quarter century, in an important environmental case argued Wednesday before the Supreme Court.

Fortune: Supreme Court tackles global warmingupdated: Wed Oct 25 2006 16:19:00

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to take up the issue of climate change, some unusual alliances are forming - and corporate America finds itself on both sides of the debate.

Environmentupdated: Wed Sep 27 2006 15:41:00

Environmental Defense v. Duke Energy Corp.

CNNMoney: EPA: Hudson River dredging delayedupdated: Fri Jul 28 2006 08:41:00

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it won't start dredging the Hudson River until 2008, yet another delay in the project to remove harmful PCB's from the river's bottom.

Ivins: Giving credit where credit is dueupdated: Thu Jun 22 2006 16:28:00

Yea, Bush! Way to go! I realize this is last week's news, but I'm a great believer in giving credit where credit is due. By designating the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands as a national monument, Bush has put one more level of federal protection around a vast spread of islands and irreplaceable marine life.

Invisible enemy spurs health worriesupdated: Tue May 09 2006 23:30:00

Most people looking out across the sky of a large city are aware that breathing in that hazy, gritty cocktail of suspended pollutants simply cannot be good for the health.

Fuel efficiency vs. realityupdated: Tue Jan 10 2006 18:24:00

DETROIT (CNNMoney.com) - Soon all vehicles in the United States will get lower fuel mileage as estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency if the agency has its way.

CNNMoney: EPA invents battery-less hybrid systemupdated: Wed Dec 21 2005 15:17:00

The Environmental Protection Agency says it can help drivers save fuel. It has said that for a long time, of course, but this time it's not talking about providing fuel mileage data for car shoppers. It's talking about a new invention created in its own Ann Arbor, Mich. research laboratories

Your e-mails: Environmental concernsupdated: Wed Nov 30 2005 10:18:00

What do you think is today's biggest environmental concern? We asked CNN.com readers to send their comments about the changing Earth. The following are some of their thoughts.

CNNMoney: So long to gas guzzler guiltupdated: Fri Jun 17 2005 14:46:00

For $160 you can turn a Hummer H2 into a zero-emissions vehicle. No tools or mechanical ability are required.

Challenges ahead for a changing Earthupdated: Fri Apr 08 2005 08:50:00

In 1969, the Cuyahoga River flowing past Cleveland, Ohio, caught fire and burned noxious sludge from steel mills, paint factories and sewage plants. In California, an offshore drilling rig stained the coast of Santa Barbara with more than 3 million gallons of crude oil. The skies of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, home to the nation's steel industry, were so dark with soot that drivers sometimes had to turn on their headlights during the day.

CAFTA's environmental politicsupdated: Mon Feb 28 2005 17:59:00

The Bush administration needs Congressional approval of the contentious Central American Free Trade Agreement, which is the top priority on its trade agenda this year.

Fortune: OLD KING COAL COMES BACKupdated: Mon Feb 21 2005 00:01:00

ON A FREEZING, PRISTINE DAY, WITH the Bighorn Mountains shining nearly 100 miles away across the Wyoming prairie, a huge dragline with an arm longer than a football field gulps 100 cubic yards of r...

Fortune: California Rocks the Auto Industryupdated: Mon Nov 01 2004 00:01:00

A few weeks ago in Los Angeles the board of directors of a state regulatory agency you've never heard of met in an airport hotel you'd never notice. The California Air Resources Board voted to adop...

CNNMoney: 'Your mileage may vary'updated: Thu Sep 02 2004 11:54:00

There's been a lot of griping lately about the Environmental Protection Agency's fuel efficiency estimates. Those estimates are pretty far off, they say.

CNNMoney: Green groups: Ford still worst on fuelupdated: Wed Aug 04 2004 09:23:00

While one major environmental group is praising Ford Motor Co. for being the first to produce a fuel-efficient hybrid SUV, others are taking advantage of the opportunity to remind consumers of Ford's otherwise poor fuel economy record.

Athens' smog may be hurdle for Olympic athletesupdated: Fri Jul 30 2004 10:30:00

Olympic runner Ryan Tolbert-Jackson is familiar with the effects of smog. She has asthma, which was triggered after she competed at the 1997 World Championships in Athens.

NASA's next launch to look back homeupdated: Fri Jul 09 2004 15:03:00

The final addition to a trio of Earth-monitoring satellites will blast into orbit Sunday, marking a 15-year effort by NASA to study our atmosphere and climate change in better detail.

Smokies top list of most polluted parksupdated: Thu Jun 24 2004 11:56:00

Several of the nation's national parks are choking on bad air, according to a report released Thursday by a coalition of conservation groups.

Fortune: The Mosquito In The Tent A PESKY ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP CALLED THE RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK IS GETTING UNDER THE SKIN OF CORPORATEupdated: Mon May 31 2004 00:01:00

One way to gauge the impact of a pressure group is by the quality of the vitriol it provokes. By that measure, the Rainforest Action Network stands out. When RAN, as it is known, launched a campaig...

Lung association ranks most polluted citiesupdated: Wed Apr 28 2004 21:32:00

Southern California tops the list of the nation's cities and counties most threatened by air pollution, according to the American Lung Association's annual report.

Bush, Udall give opposing takes on environmental policyupdated: Sat Apr 24 2004 11:37:00

In a radio address geared to Earth Day, President Bush Saturday touted his environmental record and trumpeted a wetlands initiative to restore "at least 3 million acres over the next five years."

Church group slams Bush on Clean Air Actupdated: Thu Apr 22 2004 10:19:00

A national group of Christian leaders is sending a scathing letter to President Bush to coincide with Earth Day, accusing his administration of chipping away at the Clean Air Act.

Justices rule for federal government in clean air caseupdated: Wed Jan 21 2004 16:53:00

Setting limits on states rights, the Supreme Court Wednesday gave the federal government the power to impose more expensive pollution controls than Alaska wanted regarding power generation at an Alaskan mine.

Fortune: Hog Wild for Pollution Trading Why environmental markets are becoming a very big deal.updated: Mon Sep 02 2002 00:01:00

"Two offers at 150."

Fortune: Dirty Little Engines Get Cleaner For years two-strokes spewed blue smoke. Then the pollution police sent the manufacturers to thupdated: Mon May 13 2002 00:01:00

All history, it has been said, can be condensed to two words: "challenge" and "response." They determine the fate of mighty empires. They even apply to the everyday problem of air pollution from sm...

Fortune: Farmers Face a Big Stinking Messupdated: Mon Apr 01 2002 00:01:00

Here's a little-known fact about hogs: They produce ten times the amount of waste humans do--800 pounds per year, to be exact. Why worry about that kind of volume? Because the EPA is about to crack...

Fortune: Reaping A Biotech Blunder Just about everybody ignored the safety rules on a kind of biotech corn called Starlink. Luckily, noupdated: Mon Feb 19 2001 00:01:00

For anyone in the business of growing corn, one of the biggest frustrations of the job is a brown inchworm-like creature that spends most of the summer and fall munching and tunneling through the c...

Fortune: Green Chemistry Proves It Pays Companies find new ways to show that preventing pollution makes more sense than cleaning up afterupdated: Mon Jul 24 2000 00:01:00

In recent years, one of the most powerful forces outside of nature--the profit motive--has impelled companies to clean up their manufacturing processes and products. It pays to be green. To be sure...

FSB: Unintended Victims The small businesses of a Mississippi River town didn't think too much of it when federal regulators fined siupdated: Sat Jul 01 2000 00:01:00

Greg Shierling is every inch a pillar of the community in the all-American city of Quincy, Ill. The franchisee of two McDonald's, he has tutored a legion of the town's teens in the art of business,...

Money Magazine: Best Places to Live Clean air and water...low crime and taxes...good public schoolsupdated: Wed Jul 01 1998 00:01:00

For our 12th annual ranking of the best places to live in America, we interviewed people in 500 households across the country about the factors that are most important in choosing a place to live. ...

Fortune: ASIA STINKS THAT'S NOT A VALUE JUDGMENT. IT'S JUST THAT THE REGION HAS OVERLOOKED THE ENVIRONMENTAL FALLOUT FROM ITS EXPLOSIVE Gupdated: Mon Dec 09 1996 00:01:00

There is a seamy underbelly to the stupendous economic expansion that has brought so much prosperity to Asia: With every uptick in industrial production has come a surge in smoke and hazardous wast...

Money Magazine: READERS' POLL RESULTS YOU PICK LOW CRIME OVER CLEAN AIRupdated: Mon Jul 01 1996 00:01:00

When it comes to picking a place to live, you laid down the law: Safety is your top concern in 1996, catapulting over last year's first and second priorities: clean water and clean air. This spring...

Fortune: ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT HANDS OFF THE EPA! DID WE REALLY SAY THAT?updated: Mon Sep 18 1995 00:01:00

You get some idea of how life has changed--really changed--in the new, conservative Congress when the chemical industry has to come to the rescue of the Environmental Protection Agency. But action ...

Fortune: ENVIRONMENTALISTS ARE ON THE RUN Business leaders, local officials, and angry citizens are demanding an end to rules based on siupdated: Mon Sep 19 1994 00:01:00

Here's a prediction that doesn't exactly sound like big news: In 1994, with the possible exception of a much needed reform of the Superfund law governing toxic waste dumps, no major environmental l...

Fortune: UNCLE SAM'S PAPER WARSupdated: Mon Jan 24 1994 00:01:00

The Environmental Protection Agency's proposed new rules on emissions of pollutants such as dioxin, to take effect in 1995, have the paper industry seeing red. Whereas the EPA says it would cost pa...

Fortune: WHAT'S NEXT AFTER GATT'S VICTORY? Plenty: eliminating investment barriers, harmonizing technology policies, curbing anti-dumpingupdated: Mon Jan 10 1994 00:01:00

FREE TRADE, despite the considerable odds against it, has just won two of its biggest victories in decades: first the North American Free Trade Agreement, then the successful completion of a new Ge...

Fortune: WHO SCORES BEST ON THE ENVIRONMENT What companies are in the vanguard of the green revolution -- and which are lagging behind? Aupdated: Mon Jul 26 1993 00:01:00

WHEN AMERICANS first demanded a cleanup of the environment during the early 1970s, corporations threw a tantrum. Their response ran the psychological gamut from denial to hostility, defiance, obsti...

Fortune: FIXING THE ECONOMY NEXT STEPS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Americans say they are willing to pay whatever it takes. But money is scarce. updated: Mon Oct 19 1992 00:01:00

TWENTY YEARS ago, the Potomac River was full of slime and muck, so polluted that not even kids dared swim in it -- and so embarrassing to Washington politicos that they agreed to spend $5 billion c...

Money Magazine: WHY YOU CAN'T SKIRT HIGHER CLEANING BILLSupdated: Tue Oct 01 1991 00:01:00

When you pay your dry-cleaning bill, do you sometimes feel you're being taken to the cleaners? Just wait. A proposed new Environmental Protection Agency regulation could add another 10% to your bil...

Money Magazine: GOING FOR THE GREEN This guide to everyday products separates the friends of the environment from the foes.updated: Sun Sep 01 1991 00:01:00

So you want to be an environmentally correct consumer? Very commendable. But before you head to the supermarket, try this shopping quiz:

Fortune: THE BIG CLEANUP GETS IT WRONG The emerging science of risk assessment says that the U.S. is spending way too much on minor threaupdated: Mon May 20 1991 00:01:00

LET'S START with a short quiz. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that radon, an odorless gas that seeps up naturally from the ground and gets trapped in homes, may be causing as many as...

Fortune: Our government fails an acid test, how to buy politicians, California conspiracies, and other matters. HURRAY FOR 60 MINUTESupdated: Mon Feb 11 1991 00:01:00

You may not believe it, but we claim authorship of the headline above. It was not produced by chimps randomly banging on a keyboard or by CBS moles infiltrated into the Keeping Up production depart...

Fortune: CAN BUSINESS WIN IN WASHINGTON? Yes, but it's increasingly on the defensive against environmentalists, consumer advocates, and rupdated: Mon Dec 03 1990 00:01:00

WHY IS THIS MAN smiling? Well, one reason is that taxes are going up and the federal budget deficit is going down. As the new head of the Business Roundtable, Union Pacific CEO Drew Lewis, 59, lobb...

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