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University and Utility Partnerships in California Lower Emissions

8/28/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

As schools become greener, they are finding a need to reach out to their surrounding communities to manage transportation and supply networks, develop and renovate neighborhoods, and source cleaner energy. In other words, the phrase “we are not alone” has become […] Read more >

Tulane and Yale Structures Earn Top Ten Green Building Awards

8/26/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

The American Institute of Architects’ COTE (Committee on the Environment) recognizes 10 high-profile and environmentally sensitive buildings each year, and for 2008 chose two university buildings to highlight in its Top Ten list. Tulane University’s Lavin-Bernick Center, originally built in […] Read more >

MU Researchers Find that Submerged Oak Trees Store Carbon 2,000 Years Longer

8/26/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

The role that forests play in climate conditions is vast and complex, including conversion of carbon dioxide into oxygen, stabilization of coastlines and open terrain, shade provision, and the reflection or absorption of sunlight. Because trees lock carbon dioxide away […] Read more >

Utah government joins universities in switching to 4-day workweek

8/26/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Until recently, most considered their commute to be nothing more than a necessary evil, if they considered it at all. But rising gas prices, air pollution and the awareness of carbon emissions are forcing changes in the ways they get […] Read more >

Chasing Clean Fuel in the Lab

8/26/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

The idea of an efficient, clean-burning, sustainable fuel that could power everything from cars to commercial skyscrapers is a seductive one. Currently, many world-class research labs and over 200 small companies are racing to overcome technical barriers and make it […] Read more >

UC-Irvine’s “Shut the Sash” Campaign Counts Inches to Save Energy

8/26/2008 // By NWF

At the University of California-Irvine, an inch or two matters to the Green Campus Program. In fact, the program’s interns and volunteers spend a lot of time canvassing the campus measuring those inches, only to find that they add up […] Read more >

Redirecting the Waste Stream: Using waste vegetable oil as fuel

8/7/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

As petroleum products become more expensive and concern over greenhouse gases rises, biofuel is the word on everyone’s lips. So far, two primary sources are in production. Ethanol, which is produced from sugar cane and corn, is already mixed with […] Read more >