Report: Future U.S. heat waves will be worse
08.25.09 - USA Today
A new report called "More Extreme Heat Waves: Global Warming's Wake Up Call" warns that the nation is headed for strong heat waves in coming decades that will hit cities and farmers and threaten wildlife with extinction.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce seeks trial on global warming
08.25.09 - The Los Angeles Times
The business lobby, hoping to fend off potentially sweeping emission limits, wants the EPA to hold a 'Scopes'-like hearing on the evidence that climate change is man-made.
South Korea to Launch Smart Offices
08.25.09 - futureGOV
South Korea's civil servants will be able to work in smart wokring centres in their own neighboorhood instead of commuting to their offices. The offices will host civil servants from different ministries and agencies working under the same roof.
Greening the recession
08.25.09 - itbusiness.ca
In a time of recession, the last thing that companies might want to consider is the environment. But with social corporate responsibility and public image being more important than ever before, attitudes are changing towards taking green initiatives such as reducing carbon footprint.
Navy: Energy conservation plans save $99 million
08.24.09 - Stars and Stripes
Energy conservation programs throughout the Navy fleet have resulted in $99 million in fuel savings this fiscal year alone.
EPEAT Takes Wildly Successful Green IT Certification Global
08.10.09 - GreenBiz.com
The Green Electronics Council is expanding its environmentally friendly electronics certification, the Electronic Product Environmental Assesment Tool, to include 40 countries around the world. EPEAT allows electronics manufacturers as well as purchasers to quickly determine which products are available in their home countries and enables multinational firms to simplify their procurment process by finding products that will be available for offices in far-flung parts of the world.
Grants Steered to Green Car Research
08.06.09 - The Washington Post
The Obama administration announced $2.4 billion in grants to companies developing car battery and hybrid technology in hopes of creating and preserving thousands of jobs.
Green tech puts new face on business
08.06.09 - The Daily Star
The green technology is gaining ground in Bangladesh, as several sectors are adopting the innovations, thanks to growing campaigns against carbon emissions, the lead contributor to global warming.
Gap Shrinks Carbon Footprint by 20 Percent
08.06.09 - Reuters
Gap Inc. shrunk its carbon footprint by 20 percent over the past five years through lighting retrofits, sourcing renewable energy and an energy management program that targets energy-intensive stores.
GSamsung and Sprint unveil eco-friendly cellphone
08.06.09 - USA Today "Technology LIVE"
On August 16th, Sprint and Samsung will release a phone that is low in cost and eco-friendly.
Intel Puts Wasted PC Power to Work on Climate Fight
08.05.09 - ClimateBiz
A new Facebook application allows idling computers to work on a range of health and environmental research projects, including the world's largest climate forecasting project.
The Selling of Earth Day 2009: The Good, Bad, and Ugly
04.22.09 - GreenBiz.com
Our email accounts have been flooded for weeks with story pitches, promotions and products ahead of this year's annual Earth Day celebration.
How Companies Celebrate Earth Day
04.22.09 - GreenBiz.com
At the dawn of Earth Day 2009, after more than six weeks of being inundated with press announcements solid and silly, from companies large and small, we decided to take a look at what companies are actually doing on April 22 and beyond, as opposed to what they're talking about.
Companies Develop Green Products to Differentiate and Lead: Survey
04.13.09 - GreenBiz.com
A new report from research firm Forrester shows why a large number of companies are developing greener products, looking at outside factors as well as who within companies are pushing for product changes.
How the Stimulus Will Help Green Jobs and Green Businesses
04.13.09 - GreenBiz.com
The federal government's stimulus package is a top-of-mind concern for companies of all stripes these days, as worries about the economy only continue to grow.
Mid-Sized Businesses Are Buying In to Green IT: Report
03.12.09 - GreenerComputing
Cost savings are king in this economy, and when it comes to reasons for adopting green IT projects, that is truer than ever before.
MBA Students Say Businesses Should Address Green and Social Issues
03.12.09 - GreenBiz.com
The vast majority of business school students think the private sector should be using its position to address environmental and social issues. Unfortunately, less than a third believe this is actually happening, according to a new survey from Net Impact and the Aspen Institute Center for Business Education.
AT&T's Driving Ambition
03.11.09 - GreenBiz.com
AT&T made a major announcement: It will invest more than a half-billion dollars over the next decade to purchase more than 15,000 alternative-fueled vehicles -- 8,000 vans powered by compressed natural gas, and another 7,100 hybrid passenger cars.
Making the Most of The Stimulus Bill: It Pays to Go Green
03.11.09 - GreenBiz.com
The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009, an economic stimulus package with tax and spending provisions totaling nearly $800 billion, was signed into law on February 17.
Green is Future of Business
03.10.09 - The Olympian.com
With a global conversation centered on the planet's health and its declining natural resources, going "green" is the biggest trend to hit today's marketplace.
EPA Proposes First Greenhouse Gas Reporting Requirements
03.10.09 - ClimateBiz
Thousands of carbon-intensive facilities across the U.S. may have to report their greenhouse gas emissions for the first time beginning in 2011.
Corporate Boards Taking Large Role in Pushing Sustainability Agenda
03.09.09 - SocialFunds.com
A survey of 220 directors at U.S. companies with $1 billion or more in revenue finds that despite the current economic environment, corporate boards of directors have taken on a growing role in overseeing the risks and opportunities associated with corporate responsibility and sustainability (CR&S) and climate change.
Study Finds E-Shopping Greener Than Traditional Retailing
03.06.09 - GreenBiz.com
You may have already suspected this, but a recent study by Carnegie Mellon University's Green Design Institute avers that shopping online has less of an environmental impact than going to a traditional bricks-and-mortar store.
GREEN RENEWABLE ENERGY
Saving Green By Building Green04.21.09 - RenewableEnergyWorld.comGoing green is a way of life for one retired couple in Northumberland County. They have taken steps to get off the power grid by investing in several alternative energy producing methods for their 2,500 square foot home near Reedville
Brave New Worlds: The Expanding Reach of Clean Tech04.21.09 - RenewableEnergyWorld.comAt first glance, there might not appear to be much in common among window pane and drywall purveyor Serious Materials, PC network management software developer Verdiem, and electricity transmission networks operator ITC Holdings.
The Economic Reach of Wind 04.17.09 - RenewableEnergyWorld.comThe wind industry creates jobs across multiple sectors and lures still more from overseas -- and the numbers are there to show it.
A Look at Wind's Key Players03.09.09 - RenewableEnergyWorld.comAs a maturing industry, the wind power sector has emerged as dynamic and vibrant. A number of strong players are now coming to the fore by demonstrating the longevity, technology and capacity needed to make a major impact on the global market.
US Renewable Energy Industry Reacts to Stimulus Package Passage02.18.09 - RenewableEnergyWorld.comPresident Barack Obama signed more than US $70 billion in renewable energy and energy efficiency measures into law on Tuesday as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The bill passed both houses of Congress at the end of last week by votes of 246-183 and 60-38 respectively.
Senator Udall Introduces Renewable Electricity Standard Bill02.17.09 - RenewableEnergyWorld.comU.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM has introduced legislation calling for a Renewable Electricity Standard (RES), that would require utilities to generate 25 percent of their electricity from wind, solar and other renewable energy sources by 2025. The bill, the first that Udall has introduced since being elected to the Senate, would require utilities to provide 6 percent of their electricity from renewable resources by 2012, and gradually increase that level to meet the 25 percent by 2025 goal.
The US Utility-scale Solar Picture02.10.09 - Renewable Energy WorldMore and more utilities are looking at solar energy as major contributor to their current and future renewable energy portfolios.
Clean Energy Markets: Managing High-Tech Growth06.01.07 - Clean EdgeClean energy looks like their high-tech predecessors for ability to scale-up and reduce costs.
RENEWABLE ENERGY ACCESS
GREEN POWER NEWS
Epidemic of Spam Email Results in a Giant Carbon Footprint04.16.09 - GreenBiz.comAnyone with an email account knows that spam is a nuisance, but as well as wasting time, unsolicited emails are also guilty of wasting huge quantities of energy, according to new research released today.
Whose Carbon Is It? The ABCs of Counting Emissions in Your Supply Chain04.16.09 - GreenBiz.comMany companies have started scrambling to understand their indirect emissions -- specifically, emissions in their supply chain -- and for good reason.
Massive Green Power Line for Midwest Proposed02.10.09 - The Capital TimesITC Holdings Corp. said it wants to build the world's largest renewable-energy transmission system.
ITC's Green Power Express Would Carry U.S. Wind Power02.09.09 - BloombergA Michigan utility company wants to build what it's calling the Green Power Express
ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS NETWORK
Landmark Global Warming Lawsuit Settled02.10.09 - SustainableBusiness.comThe suit established important legal precedents related to global warming.
US Urged to Save Forests to Curb Climate Change02.09.09 - Environmental News NetworkThe United States needs to take the lead in preserving tropical forests in the fight against climate change.
SCIENCEDAILY NEWS: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
WASTE MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH
U.S. EPA AGRICULTURE NEWS
EPA to Further Consider New Source Final Rule02.10.09 - U.S. EPA Agriculture Newsa Jan. 15 New Source Review final rule specifically regarding the air permitting program's 'aggregation' policy will not take effect before May 18, 2009.
Georgia Tech, Emory Receive EPA Grant for Quality Air Research02.10.09 - U.S. EPA Agriculture NewsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $499,512 to the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University to develop and assess environmental indicators for mobile source impacts on air quality and health in the Atlanta, Ga. area.
CLEAN AIR WATCH
World Outraged by Finland's Continued Old Growth Logging02.10.09 - WaterConserve.orgFinland's last unprotected intact old growth forest landscapes continue to be destroyed by the Finnish government and timber industry.
Desertification Termed a Cancer for Fertile Soil02.10.09 - WaterConserve.orgSpeakers at a two-day 'National Workshop on Sustainable Management of Dry Lands in Pakistan' termed desertification a cancer of soil that turns fertile land into worthless barren deserts.
Los Angeles Mayor Calls for 24/7 Water Conservation02.10.09 - WaterConserve.org and Environment News ServiceIn response to severe, statewide water shortages, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today called for an acceleration of water restrictions under his 20 year water strategy as well as implementation of shortage-year water rates.
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