Monthly Archives: October 2009

How Traffic Jams Help the Environment

Read the full story in the Wall Street Journal. By requiring car drivers to pay a fee to drive in a city at peak hours, congestion pricing reduces traffic and raises money that can be used to support public transit … Continue reading

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Hazardous Chemicals in Health Care: A Snapshot of Chemicals in Doctors and Nurses

Via Docuticker. Hazardous Chemicals in Health Care: A Snapshot of Chemicals in Doctors and Nurses (PDF; 2 MB) Source: American Nurses Association, Physicians for Social Responsibility and Health Care Without Harm From press release (PDF; 58 KB) Physicians for Social … Continue reading

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NSF Releases Online Multimedia Package on Marine "Dead Zones"

Via ResourceShelf. NSF Releases Online Multimedia Package on Marine “Dead Zones” The Earth currently has more than 400 so-called “dead zones” — expanses of oxygen-starved ocean covering hundreds, or even thousands, of square miles that become virtually devoid of animal … Continue reading

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UK: One year on: A progress report on the Government’s Greening Government ICT

Via Docuticker. One year on: A progress report on the Government’s Greening Government ICT Source: Cabinet Office From Press Release: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is responsible for up to 20 per cent of carbon emissions generated by Government offices. … Continue reading

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EPA Orders Chemical Testing for Hormone Effects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued the first test orders for pesticide chemicals to be screened for their potential effects on the endocrine system. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that interact with and disrupt the hormones produced or secreted by … Continue reading

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ISTC hosts 2009 Illinois Governor's Sustainability Awards

Read the full story in the Daily Illini. The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, or ISTC, held the Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Awards at the I Hotel, 1900 S. First St., on Wednesday. Various companies and organizations throughout the state were awarded … Continue reading

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EPA Posts New Schools Air Toxics Monitoring Initiative Data

The first results from ongoing air toxics monitoring at two New Jersey schools and one New York school are now available on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Web site. A total of four schools in EPA’s Region 2 were … Continue reading

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Going Beyond Finding Your Roof on Google Earth

Read the full post at Dot Earth. Google rolled out a new initiative today honoring efforts to use Google Earth to improve the human condition or the home planet.

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DOE funds extreme research projects

Read the full story at Mother Nature Network. The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), a division of the U.S. Department of Energy, has selected 37 forward-thinking energy research projects to receive a portion of $151 million in funding. The $151 … Continue reading

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How does groundwater pollution occur?

Read the full story at Mother Nature Network. Farms, freeways and front yards are flooding underground aquifers with dangerous toxins, slowly poisoning many communities’ water supplies. But how can this happen?

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