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EcoATM Arrives in Stores - Accepts Used Cell Phones, Spits Out Store Credit

Could gadget recycling get easier than this?

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EcoATM Arrives in Stores - Accepts Used Cell Phones, Spits Out Store Credit

Source: TreeHugger, Sat October 10, 2009
Could gadget recycling get easier than this?

First U.S. greenhouse cap-and-trade market opens

Source: ENN, Sat September 27, 2008
New York City, New York, USA - Ten states in the U.S. Northeast kicked off the country's first cap-and-trade market on greenhouse gas emissions on Thursday, gaining accolades from environmentalists and many businesses but also eliciting concerns about how the states will spend the money the plan raises.

On the Horizon and Here Today: LED Alternatives to Linear Fluorescents this article opens in a new window

Source: ENN, Tue March 04, 2008
NATIONAL REPORT—In meeting rooms, back of house and other areas of your hotel, chances are great that you are using T-12 fluorescent lamps or the more efficient T-8s to illuminate large spaces. At least two companies—ilumisys, Inc. in Troy, Mich., and LEDdynamics, Inc. in Randolph, Vt.—are trying to replace these linear fluorescents with LED alternatives that are more energy efficient and safer for the environment. Fluorescent tubes include mercury and despite recycling efforts, 500 million to 600 million lamps end up in landfills each year. LED alternatives do not include mercury.

Spinning the Environmental Good News

Source: Donella Meadows Archive, Sun January 20, 2008
Hanover, New Hampshire, USA - Contrary to popular opinion, sometimes there's good news about the environment -- lately there's been quite a spate of it.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Teens Rescue Four From Fire

Source: WPTZ, Sat August 11, 2007
Milton, Vermont, USA - Two high-schoolers are being credited with saving the lives of four people in Milton.

How to bring shade to a city

Source: Christian Science Monitor, Thu August 02, 2007
Boston, Massachusetts, USA - "Wangari" has begun to spread her roots in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood ... The red maple tree Mayor Thomas Menino planted on Arbor Day this spring is named for Wangari Maathai, a 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and driving force behind the United Nation's One Billion Tree Campaign for 2007.

Vermont Closes 8 Cliffs To Protect Falcons

Source: KTHV, Wed May 23, 2007
Waterbury, Vermont, USA - Cliffs and trails leading to them have been closed in eight areas around Vermont to protect nesting peregrine falcons.

Transit buses move to biofuel

Source: Barre-Montpelier Times Argus, Sun February 18, 2007
Marbe Valley, Vermont, USA - The Bus is about to turn green.

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