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August 29 2012


July 31 2012

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April 25 2012


On Our Radar: Urban Energy Patterns

Two M.I.T. students generate an interactive map that helps users understand energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions in urban environments.

April 24 2012


April 22 2012


April 13 2012


Rethinking Some Old Habits, One of Them Close to Home

The Rand Corporation prepared a report for the Energy Department analyzing traditional methods of everyday activities such as reading the news or getting around with the intention of reducing energy consumption without completely starting from scratch.

Don't Kill the Electric Car

Though it's true that an electric vehicle's battery may be spewing a considerable amount of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, driving such a car still provides environmental benefits.

April 12 2012


Breaking Down Traditional Chinese Medicine

A new method of genetic analysis allows researchers to identify the component parts of traditional Chinese medicine, revealing endangered species, toxic plants and widespread mislabeling.

April 11 2012


Marketing Plan: Solve a Problem, Then Spread the Word

Environmentally conscious marketers have only recently started hitting the sweet spot in positioning energy-efficient televisions, appliances and other products for the home.

April 06 2012


March 30 2012


March 28 2012


A Clarion Call on the Food Supply

An influential commission calls for an ambitious new program to tackle the problems of food supply, food waste and sustainability all at once.

March 22 2012


A Tally of Green Jobs

In a report that could serve as ammunition for promoters or detractors of a greener economy, the Bureau of Labor Statistics fleshes out a sector that has been poorly defined.

February 14 2012


January 31 2012


An E-Waste Depot for Brooklyn

A warehouse on President Street in the Gowanus section will start accepting unwanted electronics today.

January 27 2012


When Marine Mammals Become Food

Rising human consumption of marine mammals in tropical regions poses a threat to animals like the dugong, which is similar to a manatee, and the Atlantic humpback dolphin, researchers write.

January 20 2012


Car Batteries Are Not Just For the Car

Coda Holdings will make minor changes to battery packs for its cars and sell them individually or grouped together. The idea is to sell them to homeowners for use when rooftop solar panels generate more than they use, and to help businesses reduce their peak loads.

December 23 2011


December 09 2011


Reining In the 'Soft Costs' of Solar

Estimating that 40 to 50 percent of the cost of owning and operating a rooftop solar power system is administrative expenses, the Department of Energy organized a competition to find the best ways of bringing those costs down.

November 10 2011


If You Act Your Age, What's Your Carbon Footprint?

On the whole, the individual American's role in carbon dioxide emissions steadily increases from age 10 to around 60 and then abruptly begins to decline, a study suggests.
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