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Arizona Air Force Base Community to Rely 75% on Solar

via Environmental Leader | GNN staff | Tue October 27, 2009
The Soaring Heights Community at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base will become the largest solar-powered community in the continental U.S., upon completion, according to a press release.

‘Simple lifestyle tweaks’ key in climate change fight

via Google/AFP | GNN staff | Tue October 27, 2009
The United States could cut greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of France's total annual emissions by getting Americans to make simple lifestyle changes, like regularly maintaining their cars or insulating their attics, a study showed.

Volunteers plant 1,000 trees

via Guam Pacific Daily News | GNN staff | Mon October 26, 2009
Volunteers on Guam joined a global movement to reduce carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere by planting trees at Cetti Bay.

SOM Wins Competition to Create Beijing’s Sustainable City Center

via Inhabitat | GNN staff | Mon October 26, 2009
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) was recently awarded the contract to create a stunning new Central Business District in Beijing.

The Plow & Hearth(R) Campaign to Reforest America(R) Reaches Goal

via Yahoo! Finance | GNN staff | Sat October 24, 2009
The Plow & Hearth(R) Campaign to Reforest America®, a yearlong reforestation effort launched by the company last October has reached its goal of donating one million trees to be planted in locations across the country.

EPA to develop rule to cut toxic emissions at power plants

via Reuters | Sat October 24, 2009
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency agreed to issue rules by November 2011 to cut toxic air pollution at electric generating plants that burn coal or fuel oil, a federal court ruled.

Roof Tiles Would Save Energy By Turning Color

via Environmental Leader | GNN staff | Sat October 17, 2009
By turning white in warmer weather and thus reflecting light, a new breed of roof tiles could save companies energy.

Vail backs Hayman fire reforestation with $750K

via Denver Business Journal | GNN staff | Sat October 17, 2009
Vail Resorts Inc. is wagering $750,000 that investing in the rehabilitation of forests and watersheds — none of which is contiguous to its ski areas — will increase its business nonetheless.

Germany nabs second Solar Decathlon win

via CNN | GNN staff | Sat October 17, 2009
A university team from Germany has won the U.S. Energy Department's Solar Decathlon for the second competition in a row, officials declared Friday.

Reforestation Strategy to the Rescue of Cuban Soils Damaged by Mining Works

via Ahora | GNN staff | Fri October 16, 2009
The Pinares de Mayari Basic Unit intends to repair the environmental damage caused by opencast mining operations in one of Cuba’s easternmost provinces by cultivating plants in the affected areas.

Restored Wetlands Considered for Carbon Offsets

via Environmental Leader | GNN staff | Thu October 15, 2009
As landowners increasingly market forest lands for their carbon offsets, other sources are being considered.

Soros to invest $1 billion in green technology

via The Next Reporter | GNN staff | Thu October 15, 2009
Billionaire George Soros, the founder of hedge-fund Soros Fund Management LLC, said on Saturday in a meeting on climate change sponsored by Project Syndicate, that he would invest $1 billion in clean-energy technology.

Brazil eyes Amazon sugar cane ban

via BBC News | GNN staff | Sun October 11, 2009
The Brazilian government has unveiled plans to ban sugar cane plantations in environmentally sensitive areas.

Dominican Republic to plant 2 million trees

via Repeating Islands | GNN staff | Sat October 10, 2009
The Dominican Republic has launched a reforestation project focused on planting 2 million trees across the country.

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