Daily Archives: November 6, 2009

What Happened to the Seasons?

Via Docuticker. What Happened to the Seasons? Source: Oxfam, UK The timing of rain, and intra-seasonal rainfall patterns are critical to smallholder farmers in developing countries. Seasonality influences farmers’ decisions about when to cultivate and sow and harvest. It ultimately … Continue reading

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Fossil Fuel Production Up Despite Recession

Via Docuticker. Fossil Fuel Production Up Despite Recession Source: Worldwatch Institute World production of fossil fuels-oil, coal, and natural gas-increased 2.9 percent in 2008 to reach 27.4 million tons of oil equivalent (Mtoe) per day. In the first half of … Continue reading

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2010 Annual Fuel Economy Guide Now Available

Via Docuticker. 2010 Annual Fuel Economy Guide Now Available Source: U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy today unveiled the 2010 Fuel Economy Guide, which gives consumers important information about estimated fuel costs … Continue reading

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New Discussion Package for PBS's Frontline's Poisoned Waters

Hedrick Smith Productions has created a discussion guide and DVD clip reel from the PBS FRONTLINE special POISONED WATERS that aired nationwide on April 21, 2009. The package will include a DVD with five-minute excerpts from the show and a … Continue reading

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U.S. EPA Makes Available Data on Compliance with Hazardous Waste, Air Regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new information on EPA and state enforcement of hazardous waste and air regulations.  In addition, the EPA posted data that allows the public, for the first time, to compare toxic releases with compliance … Continue reading

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Over $96 Million in Federal Funding Available for State, Local, and Tribal Governments

I just received this message from the EPA State and Local Climate Energy Program. It includes announcements  of more than $96 million in funding opportunities for state, local, and tribal governments from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. … Continue reading

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Books vs. eBooks – A life cycle comparison

Read the full post at the Sustainable Electronics Initiative Blog. Since writing the first part of the eBook mini-series, I have been interested in the life cycle assessment comparison of books and eBooks. This concept may sound simple at first, … Continue reading

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