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Wal-Mart Goes Green?
Check out the New York Times for a rundown of the impressive environmental initiatives the nation's largest retailer is undertaking. Wal-Mart plans to double fuel economy on its delivery trucks, reduce energy use in its stores and minimize packaging. While detractors say this is just a diversion from Wal-Mart's myriad problems with worker treatment, the sheer size of the retail giant and the powerful influence it wields over its many suppliers mean that if the company meets its goals, it could have a hugely positive impact.