Daily Archives: November 18, 2010

EPA Releases New Draft Voluntary Guidelines for Selecting Safe School Locations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released draft voluntary guidelines to help communities protect the health of students and staff from environmental threats when selecting new locations for schools. More than 1,900 new schools serving approximately 1.2 million children … Continue reading

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Study tests sewage for drugs

Read the full story in the Windsor Star. Truckloads of stinking Windsor sewage have begun rolling down Highway 401 to be tested for drugs at the Environment Canada laboratories in Burlington. The federal environmental agency is just one of many … Continue reading

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Four Ways to Harvest Solar Energy from Roads

Read the full post at EcoGeek. Researchers at the University of Rhode Island have come up with four ways to harness the solar energy absorbed by pavement and put it to good use and they’re working on ways to implement … Continue reading

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National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program, FY 2011 Request for Proposals (RFP)

Read the full RFP. IMPORTANT DATES January 13, 2011 RFP CLOSES – PROPOSALS DUE March 2011 ANTICIPATED NOTIFICATION OF SELECTION May 2011 ANTICIPATED AWARD SUMMARY EPA’s National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program is soliciting proposals nationwide for projects that achieve … Continue reading

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Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 Through 2010

Download the full document. This report summarizes key trends in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, fuel economy and technology usage related to model year (MY) 1975 through 2010 light-duty vehicles sold in the United States. Light-duty vehicles are those vehicles that … Continue reading

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GE's Innovation Avalanche

Read the full story at GreenBiz. In New York yesterday, GE announced two big steps in its Ecomagination Challenge program. The company unveiled 12 investments, totaling $55 million, as the first round of its goal to put $200 million to … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Build Sustainability Into Your 2011 Budget

Read the full story in ClimateBiz. Business and budget planning for 2011 has started at many companies and it offers a great opportunity to integrate sustainability further into a company’s operations and culture.

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Walmart, Seventh Gen Give Free LCA Tool a Trial Run

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Seventh Generation, Walmart and Tetra Pak are among the companies that will test-drive a new open source tool to help them weigh the environmental and social impacts of their products. The three companies are … Continue reading

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Popular Science announces Best of What's New in Green Tech 2010

See the product profiles. The winners include: AquaPro Holland Groasis Waterboxx: The best way to hug a tree Philips EnduraLED: A more efficient lightbulb ecoATM: The easiest cellphone recycler AMEE Explorer: The smartest carbon calculator Calera: Hardest-working carbon scrubber Neah … Continue reading

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