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Ranking Universities by 'Greenness'

Posted about 5 hours ago on Green Inc.

Who's the greenest of them all? Several ranking systems have emerged to offer their take on universities. [read more…]


Mercury-tainted fish found widely in U.S. streams

Posted about 5 hours ago on Reuters: Environment

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Scientists have detected mercury contamination in every one of hundreds of fish sampled from 291 freshwater streams, according to a U.S. government study released on Wednesday.  [read more…]


Hotter summers will pose public health challenges

Posted about 16 hours ago on Grist

by Richard Graves In the dog days of August, you can be forgiven for not wanting to think about how it could get hotter, much hotter, in summers to come. Nevertheless, Climate Central, a nonprofit focused on communicating climate science… [read more…]


NRDC Action Fund goes on offense against opponents of climate action

Posted about 20 hours ago on Grist

by Kate Sheppard The Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund is bashing representatives who voted against the House climate bill as “villains” and lauding reps who voted for it as “heroes” in a new campaign.… [read more…]


Green groups sue Chevron Phillips over pollution

Posted about 21 hours ago on Reuters: Environment

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Two environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against Chevron Phillips Chemical Co LP over alleged violations of the U.S. Clean Air Act at its Cedar Bayou plant, located east of Houston, representatives of the groups said … [read more…]


BREAKING: GM cancels Buick crossover before birth, will add PHEV drivetrain to another vehicle

Posted about 22 hours ago on Autoblog Green

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Buick, GM Surprising news comes by way of General Motors today as the automaker has already canceled its recently announced Buick crossover, which in reality was little more than an ex-Saturn Vue emblazoned w… [read more…]


Plastic Bag Wars Poised to Continue

Posted about 22 hours ago on Green Inc.

In the wake of Seattle voters' decisive rejection of a proposed 20 cent fee on paper and plastic bags, the anti-bag coalition has vowed to press for an all-out ban on the bags. [read more…]


Toyota's "Harmony Floralscapes" bloom along LA, SF highways

Posted about 23 hours ago on Autoblog Green

Filed under: Etc., Hybrid, Toyota, Green Daily Toyota's "Harmony Floralscape" - Click above for high-res image gallery Toyota's TV ads for the 2010 Prius feature a world of flowers blooming whenever the iconic hybrid drives by. This visual … [read more…]


How a flying fox keeps his harem of female bats

Posted 1 day ago on BBC

Flying foxes with high levels of testosterone are better able to maintain a "harem" of females, say researchers.  [read more…]


'Social networks' may help devils

Posted 1 day ago on BBC

A study of Tasmanian devils' "social networks" identifies ways to protect the endangered species from a deadly disease. [read more…]


Oil Industry Backs Protests of Emissions Bill

Posted about 12 hours ago on NYT > Energy & Environment

Companies say new policies from Washington could cost them billions of dollars and raise prices for consumers at the pump.  [read more…]


California Nonprofit to Finance Solar Installations

Posted 1 day ago on Eco Geek Latest

Berkeley, San Diego and Palm Desert have each recently started solar financing programs that allow their residents to borrow money for solar installations and then pay back the loan through their property taxes over 20 years.  State nonprofi… [read more…]


Whole Foods Backlash: Bloggers Outraged Over CEO's Anti-'ObamaCare' Column

Posted 1 day ago on Latest News

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey's recent Wall Street Journal op-ed on health care which argues against President Obama's health reform proposals has caused a firestorm... [read more…]


Ford Will Roll-Out Plug-ins with Smart Grid Tech

Posted 1 day ago on Eco Geek Latest

Electric Vehicles and the Smart Grid, two of the biggest pieces of the next generation of environmental technology. We're ridiculously excited about both of them, and what they could mean for our future. But the interaction between the smart … [read more…]


Wind and Natural Gas: Frenemies Forever

Posted 1 day ago on Wall Street Journal

Natural gas is touted as a bridge to a renewable energy future. But as Texas shows, the more wind power exists, the less demand for natural gas. So, will the industries coexist peacefully?  [read more…]

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