Daily Archives: February 7, 2011

Chicago Wilderness Earth Day Resources

If your organization is planning an Earth Day celebration please note that Chicago Wilderness has a variety of materials and publications that celebrate our local nature and that are available to you. These include: The Atlas of Biodiversity: The Chicago … Continue reading

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DOE Leverages Fossil Energy Expertise to Develop And Explore Geothermal Energy Resources

Focusing on reducing the upfront costs of geothermal development as well as improve its effectiveness, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced plans to leverage oil and gas expertise to test the reliability and efficiency of geothermal power generation … Continue reading

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Library to get solar panels

Read the full story in the Times Daily. The Tuscumbia Public Library’s roof soon will be adorned with a free solar panel system that will reduce energy costs and serve as an education tool on the energy source.

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Congressional members draft plan to stop GHG emissions regulation

Read the full story in Ethanol Producer Magazine. Several Republican Congressional members have begun floating legislation that would prevent the U.S. EPA from implementing greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations. Reps. Fred Upton, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and … Continue reading

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EPA Offers Proven Solutions to Support Sustainable Community Goals

On February 3, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the Sustainable Communities Building Blocks Program, an initiative designed to help interested communities adopt sustainable planning methods. The program will provide quick, targeted technical assistance to 20 local and/or … Continue reading

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Meet the World’s First Biodegradable Shoes

Read the full story at Earth911. It’s not often a company recommends that you bury your shoes in the backyard, but that’s exactly what OAT Shoes says. As makers of the world’s first biodegradable shoes, that advice is perfectly legitimate.

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Taking a Tip from the Gladiators

Read the full story in the Southwest News Herald. Historians tell us that the ancient gladiators consumed barley for energy. In fact, it was such a key component of their diet that they were known as “hordearii,” literally, “barley men.” … Continue reading

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GSA is moving to cloud computing

Read the full story at GovPro. The federal General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded a $6.7 million, five-year contract to Blue Bell, Pa.-based Unisys Corp. to provide secure cloud-based e-mail and IT collaboration tools. Unisys will provide transition, data migration, … Continue reading

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NYC begins cloud migration for technology data centers

Read the full story at Smart Planet. New York City wants its software and application programmers to serve the public with great Web sites and applications, not be slaves to keeping up the city’s technology and data center infrastructure. Plus, … Continue reading

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9 Ways the Phoenix Open Changed Golf

Read the full story and view the pictures at Earth911. The PGA Tour isn’t known for its eco-friendly efforts. In fact, the game of golf in and of itself is a resource-intensive sport. The average 18-hole course covers 125-150 acres … Continue reading

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