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  REUTERS/Danny Moloshok A broken water main spilled 20 million gallons of water onto the streets near the University of California, Los Angeles, Tuesday. To put that into perspective, here are some other things the water could have been used for:   20 million gallo...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Apple’s brick-and-mortar stores in the United States and around the world will celebrate the upcoming Earth Day next Tuesday, April 22. According to a new report Thursday, Apple’s Cupertino, California campus will also join the celebration with a major internal event on April 22 focused on 2014 Eart...
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Posted by on in Green Design
Last spring, we explored the fascinating work of Ecovative Design, an upstate New York company that was expanding from using fungi as the basis for greener-than-plastics shipping materials into the building insulation realm. That’s right, insulation made from mushrooms. At the time, the company wa...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
When one decides to buy a condominium unit, a townhouse or a house, one is most likely to confront several claims about the environmental features of the project. Most developers and contractors will try to entice you to buy their products because they help you live a better life and they help save ...
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Posted by on in Green Design
Hundreds gathered Thursday for the official ribbon cutting on Portland’s newest, old federal building, the Edith Green-Wendall Wyatt. “I love the building. I've loved it since I first learned about it in November,” said Dorothy Robyn, Commissioner of the U.S. General Services Administration’s Publi...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Green Lifestyle Choices Don't Change the Systems That Make Fossil Fuels Attractive Which is why we need a structural solution, like a carbon tax. by MAGGIE KOERTH-BAKER Fossil fuels don't care which brand of paper towel you use. They don't care whether you put bamboo flooring in your kitchen, or ...
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Posted by on in Green Design
  A hilltop site once famous for brewing Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, was named one of the greenest neighborhoods in the world Tuesday. The redevelopment project at the former Pabst Brewing Company known asThe Brewery won the highest designation for sustainable development practices from the ...
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Posted by on in Green Design
Sixth-annual awards competition nets the biggest field of nominees to date.    Sustainable Industries today announced the winners of its sixth annual Top 10 Green Building Products awards and the launch of its Top 10 website. This year’s winners were selected by a panel of expert judge...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
  More than 500 U.S. state and local code officials voted to adopt new building codes that will achieve 30 percent in energy savings, using the 2006 model code as the baseline, for commercial and residential buildings, reports the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). ...
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