Daily Archives: February 11, 2011

How Do They Do It? – Airplane Recycling

Watch the video to see how airplanes are recycled when they can’t fly anymore.

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Recent Lessons from the Stimulus: Transportation Funding and Job Creation

Read the full report from Smart Growth America. As part of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA), states and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) received $26.6 billion in transportation funds that could be spent on almost any surface transportation needs. … Continue reading

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Third Annual Sustainable Schools Symposium – April 1, 2011

The Governor and Lt. Governor’s Offices invite you and your organization to participate as an attendee, sponsor or exhibitor at the 3rd Annual Sustainable Schools Symposium, hosted by the Illinois Green Governments Coordinating Council, Chicago Public Schools Environmental Affairs, and … Continue reading

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Greener Process for Key Ingredient for Everything from Paint to Diapers

Read the full story from the American Chemical Society. Scientists are reporting discovery of an environmentally friendly way to make a key industrial material — used in products ranging from paints to diapers — from a renewable raw material without … Continue reading

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Night Games in Sports Stadiums and Street Lighting Can Cause Spike in Daytime Ozone Air Pollution

Read the press release from the American Chemical Society. Brightly-lit Cowboys Stadium during Sunday’s Super Bowl XLV may symbolize one of the hottest new pieces of scientific intelligence about air pollution: Researchers have discovered — in a classic case of … Continue reading

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Application Solicitation to Support the National Tribal Water Council

EPA anticipates making approximately $880,000 available through a cooperative agreement to provide support for the National Tribal Water Council (NTWC) over the next four years, and assist in developing and completing products in coordination with the NTWC on issues related … Continue reading

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Technical Assistance to Build More Sustainable Communities, Request for Proposals (RFP)

OVERVIEW INFORMATION AGENCY NAME: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Office of the Administrator, Office of Policy; Office of Sustainable Communities. FUNDING OPPORTUNITY TITLE: Technical Assistance to Build More Sustainable Communities, Request for Proposals (RFP) ANNOUNCEMENT TYPE: Request for Proposals FUNDING OPPORTUNITY … Continue reading

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Use your smartphone to become a ‘citizen scientist’ with Project Noah

Read the full story at Grist. We all know people who seem to spend more time gazing into their smartphones than they do looking at the reality in front of them. But one app is trying to reverse the trend, … Continue reading

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Energy Savers: Your Home

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2011. Energy-saving activities are on the rise in the United States and around the world, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Savers for “Your Home” website provides helpful guidance to apartment dwellers … Continue reading

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Energy Technology, Policy Tools to be Explored at Summer Institute for Top Grad Students

Graduate students pursuing careers in energy, policy, science and environmental matters are being encouraged to submit applications for Technology and Policy Tools for Energy in an Uncertain World, a week-long summer institute at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, Calif. The … Continue reading

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