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Sustainability Spotlight: U.S. Treasury Earns LEED Gold

December 29, 2011

If there was ever a color you would associate with the Treasury Department, it certainly would be green – and now that color is appropriate in more ways than one. Read More

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20 months after Deepwater Horizon, Task Force makes final recommendations on future of Gulf

December 28, 2011

At first, we didn't know how bad the damage was going to be. When news first broke on April 20, 2010, that an oil tanker owned by British Petroleum had sprung a giant leak in the Gulf of Mexico, we had no idea how severe the problem really was. Read More

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2012: The Year of the World's First Lab-Grown Burger

December 27, 2011

“Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.” If you're a Star Trek fan, you'll know that's the favorite beverage of Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise. Read More

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The Damage Done, Part 4 -- Natural Gas, Green or Dirty?

December 27, 2011

Every year, the world produces and consumes about 115 trillion cubit feet of natural gas, generating about 117 quintillion Btus (British thermal units) of energy, this according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Read More

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Ring Out The Old and Ring In The New: LEDs Light Up Times Square

December 26, 2011

Beginning in 2012, the Energy Independence and Security Act goes into effect. EISA establishes efficiency standards that state that bulbs need to use 25% less energy than traditional light bulbs. Read More

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How a Walmart Brainchild Is Helping 80 Companies Reduce Their Environmental Impacts

December 26, 2011

An industry organization called The Sustainability Consortium (TSC), initiated by Walmart in 2009, recently released a new set of “Category Sustainability Profiles,” analyses of the environmental impacts of products in 10 important consumer product categories such as coffee, toilet tissue, televisions, laptop computers, and yogurt. Read More

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Hey, Musicians Playing Green Concerts: Mother Nature Hates You.

December 23, 2011

In 2009 Paul McCartney gave a benefit concert for Atlanta's Piedmont Park Conservancy, billing the show a "green" event. Read More