Daily Archives: November 18, 2009

Ants may provide cellulosic solution

Read the full story in Biomass Magazine. At the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center in Madison, Wis., researchers are looking to leafcutter ants for new enzymatic processes that will further progress to commercialize cellulosic ethanol. Leafcutter ants, which are found … Continue reading

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DOE to accelerate algae-based biofuel development

Read the full story in Biomass Magazine. Valerie Reed of the U.S. DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy talked about the direction the DOE is taking to accelerate the development of algae-based biofuels at the Pacific Rim Summit … Continue reading

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8 Easy Green Thanksgiving Tips

Read the full story at Earth 911. The holiday season is officially in full-swing, and Thanksgiving marks the beginning of big family dinners, extensive gift shopping and elaborate decorations. But the season isn’t all turkey, stuffing and pie. According to … Continue reading

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Reuse Your Odd Plastic

Read the full story at Earth911. Yeah, it’s made of plastic and has a number, and OK, it’s technically recyclable. But while 80 percent of Americans have access to plastics recycling programs in some form, finding one that actually accepts … Continue reading

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5 Steps to an Eco Black Friday

Read the full story at Earth911. Black Friday: A day where millions of shoppers, still weary and full from the previous night’s Thanksgiving feast, flock to retail stores across the country at pre-dawn hours to fill their carts and bags … Continue reading

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EPA Proposes Stronger Air Quality Standards for Sulfur Dioxide

For the first time in nearly 40 years, EPA is proposing to strengthen the nation’s sulfur dioxide (SO2) air quality standard to protect public health. Power plants and other industrial facilities emit SO2 directly into the air. Exposure to SO2 … Continue reading

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Western Michigan University getting $1 million for Green Manufacturing

Read the news release. Western Michigan University is slated to receive $1 million in federal funding to support its Green Manufacturing project, which will assist businesses throughout West Michigan in creating more energy efficient and sustainable processes and products. U.S. … Continue reading

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Comprehensive energy-use audit begins as part of $5.25 million energy-savings project

Read the full story in the Western Carolina University Reporter. ConEdison Solutions is conducting a comprehensive campus energy audit and will begin implementing in late spring or early summer improvements such as solar water heating, rainwater harvesting, and heating and … Continue reading

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Rutgers University Opens Seven-acre Solar Energy Facility, Accepts 2009 Energy Educator Award from State

Read the news release. President Richard L. McCormick of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, hosted New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) President Jeanne M. Fox; BPU Commissioner Joseph Fiordaliso; and members of the Rutgers community to mark … Continue reading

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CCNY to offer Masters Program in Sustainability in the Urban Environment

Read the news release. The City College of New York (CCNY) will offer a new, interdisciplinary graduate program, “Sustainability in the Urban Environment,” that incorporates emerging approaches from the disciplines of architecture, engineering and science.  The program will enroll its … Continue reading

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