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Cap-and-Trade Could Help —Not Hurtthe Economy

Fighting climate change can be profitable: Krugman

(Newser) - Now that Washington finally has the political will to combat climate change, opponents of environmentalism are pushing a new line: limiting emissions would do further damage to a battered economy. For Paul Krugman, those claims are "junk economics" to go with climate change deniers' "junk science." A... More »

Bjork Banks on Girl Power to Save Iceland

Singer promotes venture-capital fund run by women

(Newser) - Quirky Icelandic singer Bjork is promoting a venture-capital fund run by women that will invest in socially and environmentally sustainable companies and, she hopes, help rebuild her economically stricken country. "Instead of talking about the problems we have, she is on a mission to build a sustainable Iceland that's... More »

Em-Bottled SF Mayor Urges Restaurants to Tap City's Water

Newsom continues anti-plastic campaign

(Newser) - San Francisco’s mayor called on restaurants yesterday to quit selling bottled water and favor the tap, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Gavin Newsom, a former restaurateur, says the plastic containers pile up in landfills and hurt the environment. The request—which isn’t a requirement—follows Newsom’s ban... More »

Toasting the Holidays, the Green Way

Sales of organic spirits, beers, wines on the rise despite high prices

(Newser) - This holiday season, you can drink responsibly, at least when it comes to the environment. Organic spirits, beers, and wines are the new growth sector of the industry, as consumers are increasingly on the look-out for green alternatives, MSNBC reports. But while an organic pint may not contain chemical preservatives... More »

Wal-Mart Shops for Green Cred

Critics skeptical as mammoth chain donates to eco groups, reduces energy use

(Newser) - Hoping to soften its image, Wal-Mart is going green, the Washington Post reports. The retail giant is now donating to environmental groups, improving its energy efficiency, and creating the first hybrid shipping truck. Yet some critics say it's a mere cover. "Wal-Mart is willing to spread its money wherever... More »

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