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California approves first US carbon-trading scheme

via BBC | Fri December 17, 2010
California has become the first US state to approve a carbon-trading plan aimed at cutting greenhouse emissions.

Offshore Wind Power to Take Flight Off Atlantic Coast

via NRDC | Sun November 28, 2010
On the heels of yesterday’s good news about progress for offshore wind energy in Massachusetts, today the Obama Administration announced a major new initiative to accelerate the development of clean, offshore wind power along the Atlantic Coast.

US Socially Responsible Investing Thrives In Recession

via Terra Daily | Mon November 22, 2010
Despite the recent economic downturn, sustainable and socially responsible investing (SRI) in the United States is continuing to grow at a faster pace than the total universe of investment assets under professional management, according to the new 2010 edition of the Social Investment Forum Foundation's Report on Socially Responsible Investing Trends in the United States.

Spain Looks to Green Jobs to Remedy Soaring Unemployment

via Green Biz | Mon November 15, 2010
Spain has become the latest country to identify green jobs as the answer to its economic woes, today detailing how it plans to create around a million jobs over the next decade in low carbon industries.

Ambitious plans for 5 gigawatt solar plant in South Africa

Story contains video via GizMag | Sun November 07, 2010
Laying claim to “what will be the world’s largest solar power plant” is difficult these days with so many in development, but the Texas-based Fluor corporation is drawing up plans for a five gigawatt (GW) plant in South Africa that would certainly make it amongst the world’s largest.

US flags additional 2.4 billion dlrs for high-speed rail

via AFP | Sun October 31, 2010
The US government on Thursday pumped in an additional 2.4 billion dollars to develop high-speed rail projects as it moves toward building the nation's first nationwide next-generation program.

World Bank to lead economic push on nature protection

via BBC | Thu October 28, 2010
The World Bank has launched a global partnership aimed at helping countries include the costs of destroying nature into their national accounts.

Organic wines are taking off

via Connexion | Tue October 26, 2010
FRANCE - Supermarket and cave shelves can contain a baffling array of wines from around France and it is understandable if you just head for the bottle with the gold medal sticker from the Salon de Paris. However...

Runway opens at world’s first spaceport

Story contains video via BBC | Sat October 23, 2010
Commercial space travel took a step closer with the opening of the runway at the world's first spaceport in the US state of New Mexico.

Wal-Mart to boost buying from small and local farms

via Reuters | Sun October 17, 2010
Wal-Mart Stores Inc is planning to double the sales of fresh produce from local farms in its U.S. stores by the end of 2015, part of a strategy to revamp its global produce supply chain.

Virgin spaceship’s first solo flight

Story contains video via The Sun | Mon October 11, 2010
HOLIDAYMAKERS are one small step closer to the stars after the world's first tourist rocket made a giant leap in its race to take people into space.

BrightSource Wins Final OK For Major Solar Plant

via Planet Ark | Sat October 09, 2010
BrightSource Energy Inc said Thursday it won final approval for a $1.7 billion-plus, 370-megawatt solar energy plant in Southern California, the latest in a string of large-scale projects greenlit for the most populous state.

Russian Firm Unveils Plan for First Space Hotel

Story contains video via ABC News | Sun October 03, 2010
The lead Russian contractor for the International Space Station (ISS) says it plans to build the first hotel in space to cash in on a growing market for private tourism, a senior executive said on Thursday.

Banks Seek Distance from Mountaintop Removal Mining Practices

via New York Times | Tue September 21, 2010
Blasting off mountaintops to reach coal in Appalachia or churning out millions of tons of carbon dioxide to extract oil from sand in Alberta are among environmentalists’ biggest industrial irritants. But they are also legal and lucrative. For a growing number of banks, however, that does not seem to matter.

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