Saturday, October 4, 2008

Huge Offshore Wind Farm Wins Approval in New Jersey

Regulators in New Jersey on Friday awarded rights to build a huge offshore wind farm in the southern part of the state to Garden State Offshore Energy. New Jersey wants 20% of its energy to come from renewable sources by 2020. New York is expected to follow suit.

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Friday, October 3, 2008

Peru Creates Environment Police Force to Save Amazon Forest

If illegal logging continues at the current pace, the Amazon rainforest could be destroyed within decades. To halt the destruction, Peru has created a special force of 3,000 officers to be known as the Environment Police.

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Green Collar Jobs to Fuel Future Economy

With the economic downturn, many job markets seem in peril. However, investment in energy efficiency and renewable-energy strategies could create 2 million jobs in two years, economists claim.

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Offshore Wind To Supply 15% of Rhode Island Electricity

Rhode Island took a step toward reaching its goal of providing 15% of its electricity from wind power, when it awarded Deepwater Wind the contract to build a $1 billion+ offshore wind farm.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

China Shows Green Aspirations with Algae Biofuel Facility

After the successful launch of the first commercial scale algae biodiesel plant in the U.S., PetroSun is setting its sights on a new partnership in China to develop an algae biofuel facility there. Along with planned ethanol and biodiesel output, the facility will be producing “other commercial products” from the algae.

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Scientists Go Green, Environmentally Friendly NanoParticles

They are used in cancer treatments, automobile sensors, cell phones, blood sugar monitors and hydrogen gas production. However, until recently, scientists couldn't create the nanoparticles without producing synthetic chemicals that had negative impacts on the environment.A new method, eliminates any negative environmental impact but

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

30 Best Eco Sites On The Web

‘Going Green’ has never been so popular so it is hardly surprising that there are so many sites about being Eco Friendly. An awesome list of popular websites that deals with eco friendliness and environment.

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Landfills to Fertilize Biofuel Crop With Trash-Juices

Two British landfills could soon use their trash’s syrupy excretions to irrigate and fertilize on-site biomass crops.A developer, Waste Recycling Group, hopes to construct two 18-foot-deep lagoons near landfills to produce fertilizer from the leachate that oozes from the trash piles.

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Ladybug, ladybug, where have you gone?

The decline of some native ladybugs happened so quickly and precipitously that scientists have launched a nationwide project to help them understand why some ladybug species have all but vanished while others have greatly increased their numbers and range. There are about 5,000 species of ladybugs, also known as ladybird beetles

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

The amazing bicycle powered by the sun

A solar-powered bicycle has been invented, which could soon take the strain off a commuter's legs and the environment. The bright yellow 'Cycle Sol' operates like a normal pedal cycle but has a canopy lined with solar cells overhead. When the user pedals, sun's rays charge up a battery which powers a small electric motor hidden in the back wheel.

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HVAC boot cleared of Asbestos in Los Angeles