University of the District of Columbia cuts economics major

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had proposed dropping varsity sports as part of a broader package of cuts. Ugh: The university’s interim president, James E. Lyons Sr., But the trustees voted, 7 to 5, to delay action on disbanding intercollegiate sports teams and to seek other ways to find savings, The Washington Post reported. The board largely supported Mr. Lyons’s proposals for reshaping the curriculum. The 17 undergraduate majors they voted to eliminate included economics, history, physics, and sociology.

America’s top 10 sweatiest cities

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No sweat, or should we say lots of it. A team of environmental scientists has ranked major American metropolitan areas on their “sweatiness.” California Charlotte Dallas District of Columbia Florida Houston Los Angeles Miami North America North Carolina Orlando Raleigh San Diego Tampa Texas The Americas United States 10 sweatiest cities in U.S. | Green Travel News | Making summer travel plans?

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Hotels charge you (for free)

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On your next vacation, give one a test drive—and instead of paying high gas prices, charge up for free. And an ever-growing number of hotels, resorts, and even B&Bs Hotels charge you (for free) is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Curious about electric cars? Major car rental companies, which have been offering hybrid vehicles for years, are now getting into the electric car (EV) market.

D.C.-area hotel wins LEED Gold

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Arlington District of Columbia North America United States Virginia Green Travel News LEED Marriott Renaissance Arlington Capital View Reuters Washington DCRenaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The property, which opened in March 2011, is managed by Marriott International and was designed to be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified.

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3 U.S. hotels win as green ‘earthkeepers’

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This recognition comes from the American Hotel & Lodging Association , as part of its annual Stars of the Industry Awards , which have been given out annually since 1966. a Kimpton Hotel —won for its work implementing Kimpton’s corporate philosophy of EarthCare throughout their operations. More than 70 percent of guestroom lighting and 90 percent of back-of-house lighting is energy efficient and 80 percent of waste is recycled.

Choosing Your Electricity Supplier through Electric Choice in Pennsylvania

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Public utility commissions in the District of Columbia and seventeen states in the US, including Pennsylvania, have embraced electrical choice retail programs which allow consumers to buy electricity from competitive retail suppliers. When these programs were implemented, it was thought that most, if not all customers would transition to alternate suppliers, resulting in lower electric […]. Green News electricity provider choice saving energy

NCEE is hiring, too

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Title: Research Economist Section: Full-Time Nonacademic Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES JEL Classifications: C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General D -- Microeconomics Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics Q5 -- Environmental Economics Keywords: Environmental Economics Microeconomics and Econometric Modeling Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics Behavioral Economics.

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"Justices Hear Case on Cross-State Pollution Rules"

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If there was consensus among the justices, it concerned only the complexity and difficulty of the issues before them. said of the task of allocating responsibility, “but it is what the statute says, and it seems to me that if E.P.A. The agency’s approach, which involves a trading system for pollution credits,  was struck down last year  in a  2-to-1 ruling  from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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And just think of all the opportunities for controlled behavioral experiments

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Over the three decades, the twin birth rate (number of twins per 1,000 births) rose 76%. "It's Twin birth rates rose by at least 50% in 43 states and the District of Columbia, and by more than 100% in five: Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island. About one-third of the twin birth rate can be explained by an increase in older women having children, according to the brief.

Video: Community Renewable Energy Act - a path forward for solar energy in DC

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A measure that would allow District residents to have better access to solar energy regardless of where they live or how much money they make was approved by a committee of the District of Columbia city council on Wednesday, July 3. DC City Council votes to move ahead on solar panel initiative from Kristen E on Vimeo.   DC City Council Votes to Move Ahead on Solar Power Initiative.

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I know, right?*

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The plan, “Promoting Clean Energy in the American Power Sector,” borrows from a range of policy proposals, including President Obama’s latest clean energy policy , the cap and trade plan that foundered in Congress last year, and state-level clean electricity mandates. The proposal sets goals based on emissions intensity — the amount of carbon dioxide emitted per unit of electricity generated — an idea pursued both by the Chinese government and by former President George W.

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eBird Profile Pages and the Power of Suggestion

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In April 2016, eBird added “Profile Pages” and the announcement stated (lightly edited): This first version of your public eBird dashboard focuses on showcasing your eBird activity with tools that visualize all your sightings and highlight your recent media contributions—all updated with each new eBird contribution. You must opt-in before you get a Profile Page, so I dutifully set one up and it contained much of the same information, but organized and displayed in different ways.

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US Court Supports EPA's Limits on Carbon Pollution

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Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia panel of three judges upheld the EPA’s “endangerment” finding, supporting its setting emissions standards for cars and light trucks and limiting emissions from stationary sources such as power plants to help curb harmful On June 26, a U.S.

Bird Litigation: Hindsight and the California Condor

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It is not always obvious which side of a bird-related conservation lawsuit is the right side. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in the 1980s to be part of a captive breeding program. Both parties — FWS and Audubon — wanted the same thing: preservation of the California Condor. According to the court: Until December 1985, FWS viewed as critical to the Recovery Program the continued maintenance of a wild population. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

No income tax in America before 1913

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Despite of this fact of no part of the people's incomes going to the state and federal government there still were roads, schools, colleges, vast railroads, streets, subways, the Army, the Navy and the Marine Corps, who, surprisingly, without such funding, went on to win eight wars. It is not needed to fund any of those projects. However, according to the US laws, in theory, the majority of Americans are not obliged to pay the IRS anything.

The Top 10 Solar States: You May Be Surprised

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Written By: Leone Kaye of our Affiliate Triple Pundit. Of course, the regulatory environment has a lot to do with how solar is spread. So to that end, the writers at Solar Power Rocks, a clearinghouse of solar information from rebates to technology, recently ranked the U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The top three, and five of the top 10 are in the northeast.

The Top 10 Solar States: You May Be Surprised

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Written By: Leone Kaye of our Affiliate Triple Pundit. Of course, the regulatory environment has a lot to do with how solar is spread. So to that end, the writers at Solar Power Rocks, a clearinghouse of solar information from rebates to technology, recently ranked the U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The top three, and five of the top 10 are in the northeast.

Washington, DC green: Restaurant Nora

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Wishing you a greener holiday!

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Go for the green photo: #9

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? strewn on the byways of Ubud , in Bali, it’s eat pray love —all day, every day.

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Central California: 5th annual Earth Day Food & Wine fest

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? At the 5th annual Earth Day Food & Wine Festival guests will indulge in unlimited samples of seasonally-based dishes, taste from over 150 Central Coast wines, kick up their heels to live music, and visit with farmers who nurture a healthy environment.

Go for the green photo: #7

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Honolulu's Halekulani intros 'GMO-free cuisine'

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? luxury hotel offering “GMO-free cuisine&# —organic gourmet menu items free of genetically modified organisms (GMO). In order to ensure that food items contain a minimal amount of chemicals and pollutants, Halekulani sources produce from local organic farms.

San Francisco to install 5000 electric car chargers

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Green hotel in Greece? No problem…

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Native Deen: Muslim Hip Hop Group Releases Epic Earth Day Video

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And one of them, Aisha Ali, says she can’t go to sleep without listening to their songs. Taken from the album “The Remedy,” this gentle environmental tribute diverges widely from many hip hop songs by referencing the importance of recycling and making smarter consumer choices. A greener way of life. They adhere to traditional way of dress and incorporate Islamic teachings into their music while still maintaining something of a young appeal.

Sunday photo: yikes stripes!

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Go for the green photo: #8

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"Charging Motorists to Drive"

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Specifically, they suggest charging drivers fees per miles traveled, instead of imposing a gasoline tax (as is often done at state and federal levels). While there are a number of complications and research opportunities that make bureaucrats and economists giddy, I don't think there should be a mileage fee at all. My review of that grant proposal would include a ding for the small, unrepresentative sample. The federal gas tax of 18.4

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Coming soon: sensual green in the Maldives

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Coming soon: sensual green in the Maldives 15 November 10 · 0 comments | Green Travel News | S ix Senses Laamu , a new luxury green resort in the Maldives , opens in April 2011.

Ubud, Bali: visit the Eat Pray Love cafe

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? The Indonesian island of Bali is on everybody’s EPL itinerary—in particular, its cultural, artistic, and spiritual center, the upcountry town of Ubud. Already the excitement has proven a bit too much for one of Gilbert’s “heroes.&#

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Tourism website for sustainable marine management

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? Banyon Tree reef regeneration in the Maldives Sustainable Tourism Online is a global research hub containing hundreds of academic papers from leading universities, case studies and a wide range of practical fact sheets.

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Sweden's Treehotel adds 2 more eco-suites

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? Now there are a total of 6 amazing, upmarket tree houses (plus a treetop sauna) at the Treehotel , Sweden’s most startling hotel since the wildly successful Icehotel (built from snow and ice every winter). It sleeps 4, in a double bed plus a pair of child’s beds.

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Marriott leads global hotel chains in sustainability

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? The companies self-report their efforts in 22 areas, including support for climate legislation and a clear, complete articulation of their climate action strategies. An average sector score of 19 out of a possible 100 suggests the sector has much work ahead.&#

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Sensual green in the Maldives

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Jordanian-born chef cooks with pot. Yup, THAT pot.

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Legalization of recreational marijuana in American states is on the upswing, spurring entrepreneurs to devise new ways to use the flowering psychoactive herb as an ingredient in retail food products. Many users report that edibles offer a more relaxing high than smoking pot – described as a “full body” high instead of a “head” high. On the downside, the effects of edibles can be unpredictable and vary wildly between users.

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Four hoteliers are world's most ethical

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Trip Advisor: green travel really taking off

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Being green is not just for eco-lodges anymore

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? Travelocity’s “eco-friendly hotel” leaf tag is being given to 300+ Hilton properties worldwide, each of which has made significant strides toward sustainability.

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Pittsburgh's newest luxury hotel LEED Gold certified

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? This Fairmont property, which opened in March, is part of Three PNC Plaza , one of the nation’s largest green, mixed-use buildings. Is Marriott the least greenhouse gassy of them all?

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Eurail: best sustainable travel

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? manages and markets the Eurail Pass on behalf of its member railways and shipping companies. The Group aims to educate both business and leisure travelers about the advantages of traveling by train in Europe.

Hawaii's best farm-to-fork tour

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? Chef/owner Peter Merriman , a James Beard Award winner, is the godfather of Hawaii grown. Adorning the walls of his quietly elegant dining room are heroic black-and-white photos of farmers, ranchers, fishermen. Waimea is in a very special part of the island.

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Farm-to-fork Michigan: Mind, Body & Spirits

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