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Public Health, Environment, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Epidemiology

Helping the United Arab Emirates Assess Environmental Health Risks

The United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) has signed a contract with researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health to lead an assessment of health risks due to environmental factors in the country, one of the fastest developing nations in the world.

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Climate, Change, Earthwatch, Corporate, Volunteers, HSBC, Buffalo, Olmsted, Parks, Sustainability, Storm, Global, Warming

Corporate Volunteers Lend a Helping Hand in the Olmsted Parks

In October 2006, an historic system of parks in Buffalo, chock full of 12,000 trees, was devastated by a pre-season ice storm. Starting Wednesday, June 11, a total of nearly 200 corporate volunteers will pitch in their time to restore the Olmsted Parks, and in doing so will contribute to a $100 million effort to fight climate change around the world.

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Climate, Change, Bronx, New, YORK, city, Earthwatch, HSBC, Corporate, Volunteer, Citizen, Science, Sustainability

Corporate Volunteers to Fight Climate Change in the Bronx

Employees of HSBC, the world's largest bank, will abandon their offices for one day to help revitalize a unique green urban space in the Bronx, NY. This effort is part of an employee program on climate change spearheaded by Earthwatch, a major partner in the five-year HSBC Climate Partnership that launched last year.

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Garden Furniture, Outdoor Furniture, Sustainable Wood Furniture

Green Garden Furniture Goes Mainstream - New Ratings Just Released

New survey by National Wildlife Federation shows that many more mainstream retailers are offering outdoor furniture made from sustainable wood which is good for the environment and is priced competitively.

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Green Building Pays Greenbacks

Prof. John Quigley conducts the first systematic analysis of environmentally-sustainable construction and its economic impact on the real estate market

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Friendly, Asphalts, Environmentally Friendly

Green Highways: Environmentally Friendly Asphalts Target of New Research Program

For those hoping to create a greener world, our country's millions of miles of asphalt roads may seem like an odd place to seek solutions. Yet, it's precisely because asphalt is so common that we have much to gain from making it more eco-friendly, says University of Wisconsin-Madison civil engineering professor Hussain Bahia.

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Ecocar, Eco Friendly, car, Hydrogen, Emissions

Team Picked to Re-engineer Saturn VUE in EcoCAR Challenge

A Missouri University of Science and Technology team is one of 17 university groups from the United States and Canada selected to compete in a three-year competition, to design a more eco-friendly vehicle, announced today by the U.S. Department of Energy, General Motors and Natural Resources Canada.

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Green, Sustainability, Trash, Landfill

'Trash-Talking' Instructor Teaches Ways Businesses Can Be Green And Profitable

A Kansas State University instructor and his students tell businesses they can be profitable and environmentally friendly. And then they tell them how to do it.

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Green, Green Development, Real Estate Development, Sustainable Development, Graduates, Masters Degree, Urban Planning, Jacksonville, Baltimore, Maryland, University Of Maryland

Next-Generation 'Green' Developers: Ready for Changing Field

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The first graduating class from the University of Maryland's distinctive real estate development program sees the world through green-colored glasses. Most are early or mid-career professionals with real-world experience, and their teachers say they are poised to change the field.

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Pollution, Fertilizers, Nitrogen, University Of Virginia, Environment, soil, Water, Atmosphere

Addressing the "Nitrogen Cascade": Incessant Cycling of Reactive Nitrogen in Environment

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The problem of excessive reactive nitrogen in the environment is little-known beyond a growing circle of environmental scientists who study how the element cycles through the environment and negatively alters local and global ecosystems and potentially harms human health. Two new papers by leading environmental scientists bring the problem to the forefront in the May 16 issue of the journal Science.







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