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Recent GAO reports of interest

Climate Change Issues:  Options for Addressing Challenges to Carbon Offset Quality.  GAO-11-345, February 15. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-345 Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d11345high.pdf Recovery Act:  Status of Department of Energy’s Obligations and Spending, by Franklin Rusco, director, natural resources and environment, before the Subcommittee on … Continue reading

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New Guide Provides Daylighting Designs to Maximize Students’ Health and Performance

Read the full story from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). The body’s internal clock is responsible for regulating the timing of our sleep and other daily biological cycles, called circadian rhythms. During school months, however, teenagers miss out on essential morning … Continue reading

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Bridging the gap: the role of DOD in clean energy commercialization: DOD installations as “living laboratories”

ERDC/CERL TR-10-13 Bridging the Gap: the Role of DOD in Clean Energy Commercialization: DOD Installations as “Living Laboratories” By Harold Sanborn, René Parker, and Erik Kallio Abstract: The Department of Defense (DOD) has a unique opportunity to be a leader … Continue reading

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Exploring Ways to Reduce IT’s Environmental Impact

Read the full post at GreenBiz. When you think of the phrase “industrial ecology,” the latest in information technology is probably not a synonym that comes to mind. But a recent issue of Yale’s Journal of Industrial Ecology (JIE) puts … Continue reading

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New CCAP Reports on Local Climate Adaptation and Green Infrastructure Efforts

The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) recently released two new reports on improving community resilience and prosperity by incorporating climate change adaptation best practices into city planning strategies. The reports, The Value of Green Infrastructure for Urban Climate Adaptation … Continue reading

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Winter 2011 issue of Energy Matters now available

The Winter 2011 issue of Energy Matters, the quarterly newsletter for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Industrial Technologies Program, is now available. Energy Matters provides in-depth articles to help industry professionals save energy, reduce costs, and increase productivity.

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Geology of Illinois now available for purchase

The Illinois State Geological Survey announces the release of its benchmark publication, Geology of Illinois. This 530-page volume, conceived in preparation of the Survey’s centennial celebration in 2005, was written by 40 recognized experts in Illinois geology. The book summarizes … Continue reading

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EPA: Cleaning Up Our Land, Water and Air

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2011. http://scout.wisc.edu/ EPA: Cleaning Up Our Land, Water and Air [pdf] http://www.epa.gov/cleanup/ The Environmental Protection Agency has been cleaning up the nation’s land, water and air for four decades, and there’s still much … Continue reading

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Cloud Coverage Acts as an Amplifier for Ecological Light Pollution in Urban Ecosystems

Kyba CCM, Ruhtz T, Fischer J, Hölker F (2011) Cloud Coverage Acts as an Amplifier for Ecological Light Pollution in Urban Ecosystems. PLoS ONE 6(3): e17307. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017307 Abstract: The diurnal cycle of light and dark is one of the strongest … Continue reading

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Economic Conditions Still Challenge Renewable Energy Growth: Report

Via EERE. Despite record global investment in renewable energy in 2010, the continuing impacts of the global financial crisis are placing renewable energy markets in a state of flux, according to a recent analysis by Ernst & Young. The company’s … Continue reading

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