Daily Archives: October 9, 2009

Farmers use vending machines to sell produce

Read the full story at Mother Nature Network. In today’s world of complex supply chains, international supermarkets and big agribusiness, it has become more and more difficult for small farms to sell their produce directly to local consumers at a … Continue reading

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Opinion: Why environmental groups are wrong about e-waste

Read the full story in ComputerWorld. Environmental groups like the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace, among others, have been in the news lately, chiding gadget makers in general and Apple in particular for bad environmental … Continue reading

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Toxic Chemicals Found in Doctors and Nurses

Read the press release. Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) in partnership with American Nurses Association (ANA) and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) released the “Hazardous Chemicals In Health Care” report today, detailing the first investigation ever of chemicals found in … Continue reading

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African Jatropha Boom Raises Concerns

Read the full post at Green, Inc. Proponents of jatropha, the plant once heralded as the future of biofuels, are running into some hurdles. In a report leaked to The East African newspaper last week, Envirocare, an environmental and human … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Mulls TV Efficiency Rules

Read the full post at Green, Inc. Massachusetts is considering adopting energy-efficiency requirements for televisions, becoming the only state — besides California — weighing such a move.

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Defiant Chamber Chief Says 'Bring 'Em On'

Read the full story at Green, Inc. The United States Chamber of Commerce, under fire for its vocal opposition to climate change regulation, says that the vast majority of its members support its position.

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Web Site Tracks Europe's Clean Energy Growth

Read the full post at Green, Inc. The European Commission this week introduced an open-access online tool to monitor the development of about a dozen low-carbon technologies in the trade bloc. The commission said itsStrategic Energy Technology Plan Information System, … Continue reading

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New RMI Green Footstep Carbon Calculator Aims to Lighten Buildings' Tread on the Environment

Read the full story at GreenerBuildings. The Rocky Mountain Institute has created a new tool to help people understand how their buildings use carbon and what they can do to reduce emissions from building projects. RMI provided a walkthrough of … Continue reading

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Do green buildings improve productivity?

Read the full story in Eco-Structure. Employees working in green buildings (defined as being LEED-certified at any level or bearing the Energy Star label) are more productive than those working in non-green buildings, according to a study by the University … Continue reading

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