Daily Archives: September 22, 2009

Service-Learning Grant to Promote Great Lakes Stewardship

A multi-year grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service awarded to the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology aims to improve stewardship of the Great Lakes ecosystem and science education. … Continue reading

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Energy Star Is Focus of Fall Efficiency Campaign

Read the full story in Environmental Protection. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency kicked off events to “Change the World, Start with Energy Star,” encouraging children and their families to fight climate change while saving energy and money. Agency partnerships with … Continue reading

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The Climate Registry Upgrading Emissions Reporting in 2010

Read the full story in Environmental Protection. The Climate Registry, a standards-setting organization for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reporting in North America, announced the next generation of its online emissions reporting system, supporting both voluntary and mandatory reporting, will be … Continue reading

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Emissions Rules Tighten for Medical Waste Incinerators

Read the full story in Environmental Protection. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new limits on air emissions will affect most existing hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerators (HMIWI). This final action will reduce about 390,000 pounds of several pollutants each … Continue reading

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CDP 2009 Preview: Is Your Business Prepared to Monetize Carbon?

Read the full story at GreenBiz. What concrete actions are firms taking to tackle climate change in 2009? This week Paul Dickinson, CEO of Carbon Disclosure Project, has addressed this question by offering a daily “sneak peek” at the results … Continue reading

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California Unveils TV Efficiency Standards

Read the full post at Green, Inc. California today unveiled energy-efficiency requirements for televisions, becoming the first state in the nation to devise regulations for one of the largest users of energy in American households. The proposed requirements, which still … Continue reading

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Ithaca’s Pioneers of Dog Waste Composting

Read the full post at Green, Inc. Several years ago, dog owners in the college town of Ithaca, N.Y., began worrying about all the plastic bags filled with dung that ended up in the landfill. Leon Kochian, a professor of … Continue reading

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Greens Not Happy About EPA Guidelines

Read the full story in Time. New fuel-economy rules proposed by the federal Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency are the first major move by the U.S. toward cracking down on greenhouse-gas emissions. The proposed program includes miles-per-gallon … Continue reading

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Smithsonian to Host Online Conference on Climate Change

The Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies will host Climate Change, a three-day, free, education online conference Sept. 29 through Oct. 1. This is the second in a series of SCEMS conferences where researchers and curators from around the … Continue reading

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SaaS v. On-premises Software: Which One is More Green?

Read the full post and comment at Software Advice. In case you haven’t heard (or aren’t obsessively following IT trends like we are), the great trend in software is the evolution from traditional “on-premises” software (e.g. client/server software installed at … Continue reading

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