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Earth Observations for Human Security, but Political and Institutional Barriers Remain

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Earth and its inhabitants are besieged by environmental hazards and the projected impact from global climate change. To help counter the destructive nature of these hazards, powerful new tools are available, from using satellites to applying new analytical capabilities. A recent gathering of global experts explored how best to use these 21st century capabilities - and understand political and institutional barriers that must be overcome in the future.

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Environment, Carbon Footprint, Emissions, Idling, Compact Fluorescent, CFL, Energy

7 Easy Actions You Can Do Today to Save the Environment & Gas

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Want to save gasoline, lower your power bills and help save the environment? New Vanderbilt research identifies seven simple actions individuals can start today that have the potential to dramatically reduce energy use and carbon emissions.

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Education

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Green Courses, Students, Environment And Sustainability, Global Warming, Green Jobs

UC San Diego Offers Cutting Edge Green Courses on Environment and Sustainability

UC San Diego, one of the nation's greenest universities, emphasizes a wide range of sustainability concepts in dozens of classes and seminars ranging from global warming and consumerism to alternative energy, all taught by some of the university's most distinguished faculty.

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Carpooling, Global Warming, Alternative Transportation, Bikes, Shuttles, Green, Students, Gas, Fuel Emissions

UC San Diego Campus on Fast Track to Fewer Cars

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More than half of the daily commuters to the UC San Diego campus are pedaling bikes, riding shuttle buses or carpooling with fellow students, staff and faculty, an alternative transportation milestone for one of the nation's greenest universities.

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Sustainability, Holiday, Christmas, Christmas Tree

Holidays Can Be Green in More Ways Than One

Want to be easier on the earth this season? SUNY-ESF scientists advise you to put up a natural tree, make some gifts and then turn your tree into bird feeder.

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Law and Public Policy

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Carbon, Dioxide, CO2, Climate, Change, Environment, Global, Warming, Alternative, Energy, Biofuel, coal, Nuclear, Sewage, Wind, Solar, Research, Greenhouse, Gases

Does Sustainability Clash with the American Dream?

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People say they want a sustainable society. But are we ready to pay the price in sharply lower growth? Does the American Dream depend on our growth-based economic model, or can sustainability fit with our core cultural values? This excerpt from a recently published feature asks the harder question: not whether we can, but whether we want to.

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Explorations, Algae, Biofuel, Cleantech, Greg Mitchell, William Gerwick, Mark Hildebrand

Green Bullet

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Scientists take aim with tiny algae and their giant promise as the biofuel solution of the future.

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Greenest University, UCSD, Uc San Diego, University Of California San Diego, Green Campus, Sustainability

Students Tout Campus Greenness in National Video Competition

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UC San Diego is taking part in the nationwide Chill Out competition organized by the National Wildlife Federation.

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Earthwatch, UBS, Green, Nonprofit, Business, Partnership, Environment, Climate, Change, Schools, Students

Earthwatch and UBS Release Results from 2008 Climate Change Program

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In a unique collaboration between Earthwatch and UBS, four project teams embarked on summer research expeditions to study permafrost in the Canadian Arctic or declining songbird habitat in the Tetons. Green school projects are now underway in four major cities (Stamford, NY, Chicago, San Fran)"”from giving trees to rooftop gardens.

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Environmental Finance Center Launches NYfoodtrader.org as an Online Resource for New York State Agriculture Exchange

The Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at Syracuse University has launched NYFoodtrader.org, a virtual farmer's market that will connect New York producers, consumers and traders with local food fresh from the field. NYFoodtrader.org provides farmers with a no-cost, easy and unique venue for announcing and displaying their products all year long.

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Optics, Photonics, LED, LEDs, Green, Lighting, Efficiency

Researchers Lay Out Vision for Lighting "Revolution"

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A "revolution" in the way we illuminate our world is imminent, according to a paper published this week by two professors at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Innovations in photonics and solid state lighting will lead to trillions of dollars in cost savings, along with a massive reduction in the amount of energy required to light homes and businesses around the globe, the researchers forecast.

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University Of Texas At Austin, Climate Change, Climate, Environment, Antarctica

Faculty Offer Expertise on Climate Change

Faculty experts at The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss climate change.

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Santa, Christmas, Environment, Ecology, Seaweed, coal, Children, Gifts

Santa Urged to Give Seaweed Instead of Coal to Bad Kids

A Tennessee professor is calling on Santa Claus this year to give seaweed instead of coal to children who have been naughty and not nice. Doing so could save delivery of up to 5,000 tons of coal to children's stockings worldwide, estimates Gerald Smith, professor of religion and environmental studies at Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, TN.

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Environment, Obama, Salazar, Vilsack

NWF: Obama Interior, Ag Secretaries to Put Land Use Policies on Right Path

"President-elect Obama has once again shown he understands clean energy and climate must be addressed at every level of government from a wide range of policy perspectives," said NWF President & CEO Larry Schweiger.

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Environment, Green, Resolutions, New Year, Earth, Ecology

Resolutions For 'Green' New Year

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A white Christmas is nice, but if you're dreaming of a "green" new year, St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, has some easy ways to make it a reality.

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NWF Welcomes Obama Energy and Environment Team

President-elect Barack Obama introduced his energy and environment team, naming Carol Browner to lead a new council on climate, environment and energy issues; Steven Chu as energy secretary; Lisa Jackson as EPA administrator; and Nancy Sutley as head of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Larry Schweiger, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation reacts.

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Climate Change, Global Warming, Biomass, Public Policy, Government, Wildfires, Floods, risk, Oregon

Oregon's Rogue River Basin to Face Climate-Change Hurdles

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Three major global climate-change projections scaled down to Oregon's Rogue River Basin point to hotter, drier summers with increasing wildfire risk, reduced snowpack and rainier, stormy winters, according to a report coordinated by the University of Oregon's Climate Leadership Initiative and the National Center for Conservation Science & Policy.

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Fuel Cell Project, Smart Energy Grid, California Public Utility Commission, Cpuc

UCSD Building "˜Smart Energy Grid' with Green Power

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The University of California, San Diego plans to store power produced at night from a planned 2.8 megawatt "green" fuel cell and use the energy during peak-demand hours the following day when electricity rates are highest.

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Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, Department Of Energy, DOE, IBM, Blue Gene/P, Green Computing, HPC, High Performance Computing, Supercomputing, Green It, Energy Efficient

Argonne Leadership Computing Facility Makes It Easy to be 'Green'

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Several innovative steps designed to maximize the efficiency of Argonne's new Blue Gene/P high-performance computer have saved many taxpayer dollars while reducing the laboratory's environmental footprint.

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Education

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Climate, Change, Higher, Education, Environment, Sustainability, Green, Technology, Global, Warming, Energy

Climate Changes the Rules in College

For thousands of years, the content of a classical education remained the same. Then the world started to fill up. Recognizing that a humanistic education must cover sustainability, USC expands its "˜green' courses and programs.







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