In California, where cutting-edge technologies meet practical applications, a marsh of cattails risings across the road from a field of corn offers the next best hope for rising seas attributed to global warming.
InBev NV (INBVF:US), the world's largest brewing company by sales, is buying Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc. (NYSE: BUD), the brewer that owns the best-selling beer in America. Anheuser-Busch had a 1.8 percent increase in profit in the second quarter of 2008. People are drinking a lot, even though (or because) they are making less money or losing their homes. Most major breweries have a "responsibility'' section on their corporate website. But are breweries ethical? Do they practice what they preach?