Daily Archives: November 16, 2009

University takes action on e-waste

Read the full story in the Daily Illini. Willie Cade, founder of PC Rebuilders and Recyclers, spoke at the I Hotel and Conference Center on Wednesday to inform people about e-waste and what can be done to collect and reuse … Continue reading

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Pollution's Toll on the Brain

Read the full story in Scientific American. In these days of hybrid cars and carbon credits, it is common knowledge that substances exhaled by autos and coal plants are harmful to our respiratory system. What may be surprising is the … Continue reading

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Baked Australia: Water Management Lessons for the World from Down Under

Read the full story in Scientific American. Australia is at the forefront of a global water crisis. Some of the management lessons learned there could help bail out California and other parched regions before they meet the same fate.

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Study estimates hot air released by the U.S. health care system

Read the full story in Scientific American. What does the U.S. health care system have in common with cattle farms and power plants? It is responsible for a fair chunk of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. The system, especially via … Continue reading

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Can Local Governments Solve Global Warming?

Read the full story in Scientific American. Local governments vow to press ahead with emissions reductions regardless of the outcome at the upcoming international Copenhagen talks. Can those efforts carry the day?

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Study Correlates Workplace BPA Exposure to Male Sexual Dysfunction

Read the full story in Occupational Health & Safety. High levels of workplace exposure to Bisphenol-A may increase the risk of reduced sexual function in men, according to a NIOSH-funded study by Kaiser Permanente appearing online in the journal Human … Continue reading

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Frustrations mount as city consumers struggle to get rid of their techno-trash

Read the full story in the New York Daily News. As our lives become filled with more gadgets, New Yorkers are being confronted with a growing problem: What to do with old electronics that, at least in the view of … Continue reading

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Uncle Sam Wants YOU to Save Energy

Read the full post from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Have you been wanting to green your home, but don’t have the green to do it? As part of the federal stimulus package, the government is offering a tax credit … Continue reading

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New EPA Web Site Provides Tools to Cut Energy Costs and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Homes

Home owners, buyers and renters have a new resource for going green indoors and outdoors. EPA’s new Green Homes Web site will help people make their homes greener with tips on reducing energy consumption, carbon footprints, waste generation and water … Continue reading

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Comments Solicited on Draft Great Lakes Mercury Emission Reduction Strategy

The Great Lakes Regional Collaboration announces a sixty-day public comment period for a Draft Great Lakes Mercury Emission Reduction Strategy. In fulfillment of a Collaboration Strategy recommendation, in April 2008 representatives from the Great Lakes states and U.S. EPA commenced … Continue reading

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