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.,

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. In 2010, the property became only one of seven U.S. | Green Travel News |. H otels in Washington, D.C.

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

Bird Litigation: “Standing” and the California Gnatcatcher

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The coastal subspecies of California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica californica ) can be found in sage scrub that was once abundant from Ventura County to northern Baja California. A critical aspect of the listing was a finding by the U.S.

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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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.

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eBird Profile Pages and the Power of Suggestion

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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. The cartographic presentation suggested, of course, that one should aspire to a map without “gaps.”

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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

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.

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.

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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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.

Washington, DC green: Restaurant Nora

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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? Her Restaurant Nora north of Dupont Circle became so in April, 1999.

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Wishing you a greener holiday!

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Go for the green photo: #9

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

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Go for the green photo: #7

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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.

Honolulu's Halekulani intros 'GMO-free cuisine'

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San Francisco to install 5000 electric car chargers

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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? In the Bay Area, road traffic accounts for more than 50% of air pollution.

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. 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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Coming soon: sensual green in the Maldives

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Ubud, Bali: visit the Eat Pray Love cafe

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Tourism website for sustainable marine management

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Sweden's Treehotel adds 2 more eco-suites

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Marriott leads global hotel chains in sustainability

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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. On the downside, the effects of edibles can be unpredictable and vary wildly between users.

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Sensual green in the Maldives

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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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Pittsburgh's newest luxury hotel LEED Gold certified

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Eurail: best sustainable travel

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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.

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

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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? As a model of how eco-friendly a restaurant can be, this place is amazing.

Why Clams Matter to the Environment

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When it comes to threatened and endangered species, clams and other bivalves are probably not high on many people’s list of worthy causes, unless you happen to be a conchologist. The fact remains that the lowly clam is a vital part of the ecosystem. Economic Importance of Clams.