Daily Archives: February 22, 2010

Young Guns: Growing Technology with Mushrooms

Read the full story at FoxBusiness. Styrofoam, the brand name everybody uses to describe white polystyrene plastic, is ubiquitous. It’s used for everything from insulation to drinking cups to protective packaging for things like electronics and furniture. But whenever you … Continue reading

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Lightbulb bill aimed at asserting state rights

Read the full story in the Arizona Republic. Frank Antenori’s idea is as bright as a 100-watt lightbulb. And it’s lighting up conversations at the Capitol over states’ rights and the role of the federal government. In proposing that Arizona … Continue reading

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NLM Tox Town has released a Nanoparticles page

Tox Town, the National Library of Medicine interactive guide to commonly encountered toxic substances, has released a Nanoparticles page. This resource provides a brief summary of nanotechnology and has links to additional resources. The summary can also be found in … Continue reading

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Beneficial business takes shape in Vermont

Read the full story in the Burlington Free Press. Legislation has been introduced in Montpelier that would allow companies to exist for other reasons — providing a social good for the community while returning gains to investors. Such companies would … Continue reading

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Administrator Jackson Unveils Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson has released an action plan to guide the Obama Administration’s historic efforts to restore the Great Lakes. The action plan, which the administrator unveiled at a Sunday meeting with governors from the … Continue reading

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Illinois EPA Releases Landfill Capacity Report for 2008

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has released its annual Nonhazardous Solid Waste Management and Landfill Capacity report for calendar year 2008. The Report shows remaining capacity of more than one billion gate cubic yards in the 48 Illinois landfills that … Continue reading

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The Three Keys to a Successful Sustainability Program

Read the full story at GreenBiz. As Time Magazine recently reported, organizations of all kinds have begun making a gradual and powerful move toward sustainability as they recognize increasing convergences between economic and environmental interests. One increasingly-popular accelerator used by … Continue reading

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Why Bringing Employees on Board Helps Sustainability Projects Succeed

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Getting employees engaged and educated on sustainability practices and a company’s specific green goals can save millions by boosting efficiency and making those goals more likely to succeed. That is the top-level finding of … Continue reading

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Corporations Cause $2.2T in Environmental Damage Every Year

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Hat tip to Quentin Barnes for passing along the link. [Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on BusinessGreen and is reprinted with permission.] The world’s 3,000 largest companies are causing £1.4 trillion (US$2.2 trillion) … Continue reading

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Walmart Creates Online Hub for Best Practices in Green Business

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Walmart Canada recently launched a website it hopes will eventually become the go-to resource for green business best practices in the country. Case studies from companies such as Nestle Water, Stonyfield Farms, Tetra Pak, … Continue reading

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