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  • Published: Apr 27th, 2011
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Chicago could free of carbon emissions by 2030, architects say

Downtown Chicago could be 100 percent free from carbon emissions by 2030, if architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill have their way.

Their plan outlines specific ways for old buildings in the Loop to become completely energy efficient. Aging office buildings, for example, would be converted to residential apartments, which tend to use energy at night and even out energy demand during the day. And that residential energy could come solely from locally generated wind power.

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  • Published: Apr 26th, 2011
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Diesel Emissions Causing High Black Carbon Levels Across Chicago

Black carbon levels are high throughout the city and no Chicago neighborhood is free from it, regardless of the average household income, according to recent testing done by the Chicago News Cooperative. Just one week after the City Council passed an ordinance aiming to reduce the amount of air pollution emitted by trucks doing city construction work,

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  • Published: Apr 26th, 2011
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Four Everyday Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Reducing your carbon footprint may involve big choices and lifestyle changes, but it can also involve small choices that add up day after day. Here are five everyday ways you can be greener:

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  • Published: Apr 25th, 2011
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N.Y. Solicitor General Argues To Uphold Right To Sue Carbon Dioxide Polluters

The New York State Attorney Generals Office — represented by state Solicitor General Barbara Underwood — urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the right of states to sue five polluting power companies to force them to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the primary cause of climate change. Leading a coalition on behalf of New York, California, Connecticut, Iowa, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the City of New York, Attorney General Eric T. Schneidermans office argued that the power companies are causing a

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  • Published: Apr 25th, 2011
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Honeywell and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Reduce Campus Utility Costs and Carbon Dioxide Emissions

MINNEAPOLIS, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced it has completed the company’s first energy-efficient building upgrades at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), which will save the school an estimated $620,000 in annual energy costs. The work is part of a multi-phase, $21.7-million energy conservation and infrastructure renewal program that will improve comfort and efficiency in university facilities while cutting utility costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • Published: Apr 24th, 2011
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Case on Carbon Emissions Before U.S. Supreme Court

Who has the authority to order utilities to cut their carbon emissions? That’s what the U.S. Supreme Court will hearing arguments about Tuesday, in a case that pits the Obama administration against environmentalists.

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  • Published: Apr 22nd, 2011
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MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY TO GO CARBON NEUTRAL IN HONOR OF EARTH DAY

West Long Branch, NJ (April 18, 2011) Monmouth University will go carbon neutral on Earth Day and help students and area residents to do the same. On April 22, 2011, Hess Corporation’s Energy Marketing division is providing the University with Verified Emission Reductions (VERs). The carbon off-sets are the equivalent of taking seven passenger cars off the road for a full year.

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  • Published: Apr 22nd, 2011
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California’s carbon market: Will cap-and-trade work?

Nine months before California is set to finalize a trading system aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions, participants have the jitters.

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  • Published: Apr 21st, 2011
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Location And Lifestyle Matter For Carbon Footprint

(Newsroom America) — Tips to reduce your carbon footprint frequently include buying compact florescent light bulbs, taking your own bag to the grocery store or buying local produce. But how much difference do these actions make?

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  • Published: Apr 20th, 2011
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Rockland hosts major test of carbon storage to fight climate change

CLARKSTOWN A science project in Rockland is expected to speed up next month, when geologists drill holes to see whether carbon dioxide can be injected into the earth to keep it from rising into the air and creating climate problems.

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  • Published: Apr 20th, 2011
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California On Starting the First U.S. Carbon Market

“Across the world, all eyes are on California,” was stated several times during North America’s largest annual carbon conference this week in Los Angeles. It referred to the big timely news of the week, Governor Jerry Brown signing the AB 32 legislation requiring that 33% of energy come from renewable sources by 2020. At the event “Navigating the American Carbon World” government regulators, utility companies, nonprofits, and the world of investments, were excited about the introduction of a cap and trade program in the U.S

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  • Published: Apr 20th, 2011
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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint by Riding the Bus

Want to reduce your carbon footprint this Earth Day? FirstGroup America, the largest provider of ground transportation services in North America, suggests you leave your car in the garage and take the bus!

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  • Published: Apr 19th, 2011
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Indoor marijuana’s carbon footprint is extra large

Growing pot is a real drain on the environment.

Indoor marijuana growers account for 1 percent of the nation’s total electricity consumption, according to a study by a California scientist.

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  • Published: Apr 18th, 2011
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Carbon Footprint Companies Plan Merger

Playa del Reys Planet Positive International LLC, which provides corporate environmental accreditation programs, has signed a letter of intent to merge with Green Globe International Inc.

Green Globe, based in the Riverside County city of San Jacinto, on Wednesday said that if due diligence is successful, Green Globe will acquire 100 percent of Planet Positive in a stock transaction, with Planet Positive becoming the surviving entity…

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  • Published: Apr 17th, 2011
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Families ‘better off’ with carbon tax plan

THE Federal Government has promised that millions of low and middle income families will be better off financially under its plans for a carbon tax.

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  • Published: Apr 17th, 2011
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BarCap ups 2013 U.N. carbon price forecast by 10 percent

(Reuters) – Barclays Capital raised its price forecast for U.N.-backed carbon credits by 10 percent to 24 euros ($34.70) a tonne on widening spreads, analysts said in a research note on Tuesday.

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  • Published: Apr 16th, 2011
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Koch Bros. Influence Felt in New Jersey as Governor Weighs Carbon Market Exit

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is re-evaluating the state’s participation in a regional carbon trading program and could opt to withdraw within a few weeks.

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  • Published: Apr 14th, 2011
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Pets Best Friend NJ and Doggy Deuce Removal Service Reduce Carbon Footprint Through Scooter Use

Company gives up cars for more fuel efficient transport for dog walkers and pooper scoopers

Doggy Deuce Removal Service, owner of Pets Best Friend NJ, a leading northern New Jersey pet services companies, has purchased of a fleet of scooters for its dog walkers and pooper scooper employees to use.

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  • Published: Apr 14th, 2011
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Zero Carbon Franchise Building Runs Itself

How do you make a franchise opportunity super compelling? Just ask Atlantic Windshield Repair (AWR). Theyve managed to take their windshield chip repair business and wrap it up into a totally inclusive package-building, tools, workstation, supplies

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  • Published: Apr 12th, 2011
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Uncommon Good Constructs a Zero Carbon Building with Superadobe

Uncommon Good is an on-profit organization that helps fight against poverty in their local community of Claremont, Calif. The organization works to break the poverty cycle in families as well as benefit the earth through sustainable means. Uncommon Good takes things a step further by creating a new superadobe building that will benefit the residents of Claremont and the earth.

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  • Published: Apr 7th, 2011
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State rules push Metro to slash carbon emissions

Metro must devise a plan to slash carbon emissions from passenger vehicles, under a proposed state regulation issued Friday.

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  • Published: Apr 5th, 2011
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Fox News is Not Carbon Neutral, No Matter What Rupert Murdoch Says

I realize that this mini-controversy has largely come and gone — the one in which Rupert Murdoch, the CEO of Fox News’ parent company News Corp, declared it ‘carbon neutral’ — but there are still reports popping up praising the company’s ‘green’ efforts even now, months later. I just wanted to quickly clear the air here: so as long as it is responsible for Fox News (and a host of other climate-denial spouting publications), News Corp cannot call itself carbon neutral. Period.

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  • Published: Apr 4th, 2011
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Bozeman approves plan to reduce carbon footprint

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) The Bozeman City Commission has approved a plan meant to reduce the city’s carbon footprint, including recommendations to charge a 5-cent fee for shoppers to use plastic bags and allow residents to opt out of receiving telephone directories.

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  • Published: Apr 4th, 2011
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Report: China leads in low-carbon energy

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) — China is the world’s leading investor in low-carbon energy technology, a global study by a U.S. environmental polling organization has shown.

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  • Published: Apr 1st, 2011
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Teens work to reduce carbon footprint

With teenagers becoming more environmentally conscious, it is no wonder that many of them are making the effort to decrease their carbon footprint. It is the small, daily environmental tasks that students do, which can greatly influence the environment. Everything from recycling a plastic bottle to organizing a community cleanup can help to benefit the environment. Many teens wish to see changes in their communities’ carbon footprint and their actions definitely prove it.

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