August, 2008

Tulane and Yale Structures Earn Top Ten Green Building Awards

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 …

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

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 …

Utility Company To Close Coal Plants, Convert To Renewables

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Utah government joins universities in switching to 4-day workweek

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 …

Chasing Clean Fuel in the Lab

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 …

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

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 …

NWF Goes to Denver: Democratic Convention

I’m writing this message message from blackberry while standing in line to pick up credentials for staff… The National Wildlife Federation has sent staff to Denver, CO to participate in …

The Campus Environment in 2008

In case you missed all the hullabaloo, let me direct you to our newest report: Campus Environment 2008: A National Report Card on Sustainability. It recognizes colleges and universities for …

Cool Resource – WebEcoist

I love the web. I also love nature. When the two meet, I’m thrilled. Let’s just say I was very excited to see the launch of the new WebEcoist. WebEcoist …

Increasing Vulnerability To Hurricanes: Global Warming's Wake Up Call For U.S. Gulf, Atlantic Coasts

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