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Better Neighbors Wanted

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By Rick Fedrizzi Every once in a while, I find myself between a rock and a hard place. It’s pretty exciting when big, really high profile projects decide to use LEED. We’ve worked very hard to evolve LEED into a true global standard for defining what a green building is — and in our view, […]

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Dead Whale Might Explode At Any Time (PHOTOS)

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By Nick Visser A small village in Canada has a whale of a problem on its hands… and in its nostrils. A dead blue whale washed up on a beach near the town of Trout River in Newfoundland earlier this week, and residents are scrambling to figure out a way to dispose of it before […]

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Science Editor: Fox News Told Me Not To Talk About Climate Change

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By Dominique Mosbergen This week, a science writer was asked to appear on Fox News to discuss the future of science and technology. However, he says there was one caveat: The issue of climate change would be off-limits. On Wednesday, Michael Moyer, an editor at Scientific American, described his experience with the news outlet this […]

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Dispatch From Ethiopia: Curse of the Church Forests

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By Meg Lowman “The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The next best time is now.” –African proverb I’m swallowing mouthfuls of dust each day, driving long distances through a landscape parched by East Africa’s annual dry season. The majority of roads are not only dusty; they’re unbelievably rough, and our […]

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Court Tells EPA To Cough Up New Air Pollution Standards By December

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By Kate Sheppard WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Northern California has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency must produce new draft standards for ground-level ozone pollution, the main component of smog, by December. Paul Cort, a lawyer with Earthjustice, said the group is excited about the ruling but “disappointed that it took all of […]