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Green Apples and Bad Apples: NRDC's Annual 2009 Earth Day Listing 23.4.2009 Switchboard, from NRDC
Thirty-nine years ago this week, hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers poured into the streets of Manhattan to demand clean air, safe water and environmental protection in every sphere of city life. Similar events took place across the nation, as...
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Could your trashcan solve the energy crisis? 22.4.2009 New Scientist: Living World
Vaporising household waste to create clean energy could solve two of humanity's biggest environmental problems at once. But is "gasification" as green as it sounds? ...
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A $100-million bet on making fuel from trash 22.4.2009 LA Times: Most Emailed
As the state moves to reduce the carbon footprint of fuel, an engineer hopes to build a plant in Lancaster that will convert garbage into an alcohol-based mixture.

Arnold Klann has a green dream.

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A $100-million bet on making fuel from trash 22.4.2009 LA Times: Environment
As the state moves to reduce the carbon footprint of fuel, an engineer hopes to build a plant in Lancaster that will convert garbage into an alcohol-based mixture.

Arnold Klann has a green dream.

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One result of the recession: Less trash 21.4.2009 P-com Living Green
For regular folks who seek answers during these recessionary times, the traditional economic bellwethers - from inventories to durable-goods orders - may lack resonance.
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One result of the recession: Less trash 21.4.2009 Philly.com News
For regular folks who seek answers during these recessionary times, the traditional economic bellwethers - from inventories to durable-goods orders - may lack resonance.
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Industrial Strength Solution 21.4.2009 Mother Jones
WHEN I PENNED The Green Consumer in 1990, I helped advance the notion that we could solve our planet's environmental problems by making good purchasing choices. That we could, in other words, shop our way to environmental health. "By choosing carefully, you can have a positive impact on the environment without significantly compromising your way of life," I wrote. "That's what being a Green Consumer is all about." I fought the good fight. Twenty years later, I'm thinking of waving the white flag. Green consumerism, it seems, was one of those well-intended passing fancies, testament to Americans' never-ending quest for simple, quick, and efficient solutions to complex problems. Today, it's become clear that good purchasing ...
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Yeast and bacterium turned into gasoline factory 21.4.2009 New Scientist: Living World
Some DNA detective work, combined with clever genetic engineering, could lead to the production of carbon-neutral petrol ...
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Recycling electronics: Landfill is not your only option 21.4.2009 Salt Lake Tribune
Nearly 100 million cathode-ray televisions slumber in the garages and attics of America and nearly all will soon be scrapped, adding to the burgeoning portion of municipal trash taken up by electronics.
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Our Own Waste Enemy 20.4.2009 Mother Jones
WHY DO AMERICANS BURN AND BURY more than twice as much as we ? Sometimes the reason is geographic (no curbside program or local drop-off center) and sometimes economic (no nearby markets for recyclable materials). But frequently the reason is bureaucratic inertia—civil servants who are simply used to hiring one company to haul it all away and put it in a hole in the ground. Thanks to subsidies, tax credits, and other federal supports, it's cheaper to build a dump or an incinerator than recycling or composting facilities. And the giant haulers make sure it stays that way: Waste Management, Inc., which controls 24 percent of the North American trash disposal industry, spent $840 million last year on lobbying and in 2007 signed up Rudy ...
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Largest sewage recycler scrutinized in some states 19.4.2009 AP Business
DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit officials were approached in 2001 with what was hailed as a visionary project to clean up the unhealthy yellow plumes that cast a pall over the city's gritty Delray neighborhood....
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Largest sewage recycler scrutinized in some states 19.4.2009 Boston Globe: Rhode Island
Detroit officials were approached in 2001 with what was hailed as a visionary project to clean up the unhealthy yellow plumes that cast a pall over the city's gritty Delray neighborhood.
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Largest sewage recycler scrutinized in some states 19.4.2009 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
Detroit officials were approached in 2001 with what was hailed as a visionary project to clean up the unhealthy yellow plumes that cast a pall over the city's gritty Delray neighborhood.
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Vegetable oil may help fuel turbines at old power plant 19.4.2009 Houston Chronicle: Business
Spring-based Biofuels Power Corp. bought the 79-acre site from NRG Energy recently and plans to move an existing 9-megawatt generator that runs on refined waste vegetable oils to the site later this year.

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Organizers look to lessen Marathon's environmental impact 19.4.2009 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
At the marathon in Austin, Texas, organizers offer runners organic T-shirts, a finish-line farmers' market, a stage operated by solar power, and a system to recycle 15,000 pounds of trash. In Toronto, marathon officials have replaced plastic race kits with biodegradable sacks. Runners at the annual triathlon in Portland, Oregon, receive medals made out of recycled bicycle parts, and those ...
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Atlanta becomes 1st Zero Waste Zone in South 18.4.2009 CNN: Top Stories
Last year, downtown Atlanta lost a convention to another Southern city because the visiting group perceived the other city as "greener" than Atlanta. The loss propelled Holly Elmore into action.
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Budget, union pay concessions on council agenda 18.4.2009 Tucson Citizen
When the Tucson City Council was briefed on changes to the city manager's recommended budget last week, members held their questions.
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Texas company: We want nation's radioactive waste (AP) 18.4.2009 Yahoo: US National
AP - A company that recently received approval to dispose of low-level radioactive waste from two states in rural west Texas wants permission to dump such material from across the country.
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Zero Waste To Landfill accreditation for Close the Loop 17.4.2009 Planet Ark News
For the 6th year running, Close the Loop, Resource Recovery Partner for 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark', has been certified as 'Zero Waste to Landfill'.
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Is Rural Green Living an Elitist Illusion? 16.4.2009 TreeHugger
Image credit: Monty Python - via Is Downshifting Elitist? When I posted on George Monbiot's denegration of last week, it created quite a stir. Now Monbiot is at it again - defending his assertions that , but focusing on plastic bag waste is a distraction. You'll find no argument for that position here - I've lo... ...
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