President Obama Announces New Truck Efficiency Standards

Sierra Club Compass

In a speech today in Maryland, President Obama directed his administration to move forward with standards to make our tractor trailers and commercial vehicles more efficient. Already the administration has set historic standards for passenger vehicles of 54.5

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8 Green Items Every Home Should Have

Green Home Blog

8 Green Items Every Home Should Have. Greening your home can be a daunting process. Green cleaning products. Reducing waste is one of the most important goals of going green, and composting is an easy way cut down on your trash haul. Green lighting.

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New Truck Standards: Opportunity to Cut Fuel Consumption 40% by 2025

Sierra Club Compass

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) are beginning the process of setting the next round of standards to reduce carbon pollution and fuel use from medium and heavy-duty vehicles (everything from delivery trucks to 18-wheelers).

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Apple ditches EPEAT green standard, then rejoins amid heavy criticism

Green Blog

In a rather surprising move Apple, the computer manufacturer, decided to pull out its entire line of around 40 products from the EPEAT green certification registry last month. “In order to meet the standards, recyclers need to be able to easily disassemble products, with common tools, to separate toxic components, like batteries. The standards were created jointly by manufacturers, including Apple, advocacy groups and government agencies,” Joel Schectman writes.

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Israeli Environment Ministry Implements New Green Building Standards

Green Prophet

New and renovated buildings in Israel will now have to comply with a newly launched “Israel Standard for Green Building&#. The new regulation meets international standards, but is designed to adapt to Israel’s unique climate and construction style.

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The living standards squeeze tightens as minimum cost of living soars by 25% since downturn

Green (Living) Review

The findings are part of JRF’s annual Minimum Income Standard (MIS) , which is based on the goods and services members of the public think people need in order to have a minimum acceptable standard of living. Since the research was first published in 2008, the cost of the MIS basket has increased by 25 per cent, compared with 17 per cent for the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), the standard measure of inflation.

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Renewable portfolio standards don't raise prices?

Environmental Economics

 The Center for American Progress  (CAP) has put out a policy brief that argues that green energy purchase mandates do not raise local electricity prices.  The Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires that a state's utilities purchase a given percentage of their power from low carbon sources such as wind, solar and hydro. What the CAP article does not discuss is the incidence of the RPS standards. Matt Kahn : An interesting debate is playing out.

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Saudi Arabia Sinks $26 Billion in Green Buildings

Green Prophet

Saudi Arabian investment in 76 new environmentally savvy construction projects is estimated to exceed $26 billion, according to Faisal Al-Fadl, Secretary General of the Saudi Green Building Forum (SGB Forum). Image of green conference from SGB Forum.

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London Olympic Games 2012: where to go green

Green Traveler Guides

| Greening the Games |. Of the nearly one million visitors anticipated in London for the summer 2012 Olympics, how many will insist on going green? And what does the epicenter of Englishness have waiting to greet the green traveler? The map: essential green companion.

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Middle East: green hotels spiking upward

Green Traveler Guides

| Green Travel News |. Mövenpick is rapidly achieving Green Globe certification for all its Middle Eastern hotels—most recently, Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Al Bida’a Kuwait achieved 82 percent of Green Globe’s sustainability indicators in its inaugural year.

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Jordan architect wants to green up the capital’s biggest eyesore

Green Prophet

Renaming Jordan Towers as Jordan Gate Park, they envision a facility that returns a sense of place and scale to its neighborhood while serving as a fully visible beacon to renewable energy and the industry’s best practices in green design. Green Prophet: Congratulations!

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10 Green Prophets for 2012

Green Prophet

Despite civil unrest, dangerous regimes, and appalling environmental crimes and neglect, there are good green things afoot for the Middle East. They usually make up the poorest sector of society and have a very low standard of living. Here is Green Prophet’s 11 eco-heros for 2011.

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How to go green with eco-friendly clothing

Green Prophet

Well, first and foremost–it’s going green! You can choose to go green through your clothing, as well. And, I’m not trying to diminish going green. ” Currently, green apparel makes up about $5 billion in the $200 billion fashion industry.

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The Key to What Makes Us (Truly) Beautiful.

Elephant Journal

Ecofashion Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) beautiful beauty standards inside journey model soul searching true beautyI have done some serious soul searching to get to where I am today, to make my outside match my inside. You don’t have to follow my soul searching journey; I want to let you know right now, what makes you beautiful.

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Dubai’s Wild Wadi Waterpark is Green Globe Certified

Green Prophet

With April Fool’s Day is more than five weeks away, we are left to assume the announcement by Green Globes is credible. Wild Wadi Waterpark just earned the internationally recognized Green Globe Certification (GGC) following a recent sustainability audit. You read that right.

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Building Green Makes Housing More Affordable

Sierra Club Compass

If you think of "green" homes and solar panels as luxury amenities for high-end housing, you might be surprised to learn that these are becoming standard features in low-income housing, even here in Virginia.

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The green roof

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A green roof, or living roof, can aid to regulate the temperature of a house or building by keeping it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. green buildings green roofs green roof

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Qatar’s QSAS Turns Other Rating Systems Green

Green Prophet

Easy there, Estidama: Qatar’s developing a new building standard and it’s called QSAS. Qatar’s revamped its QSAS green building rating system. That MOU outlined the intention to commence: 1 - Common effort to implement the standards of GSAS providing technical support.

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Seattle’s Green Stormwater Goals

Sightline Daily

Recently, the city of Seattle announced a goal to dramatically increase the amount of water treated by rain gardens, green roofs, green streets, permeable pavement and other alternatives that seek to treat stormwater more naturally instead of carry it away in pipes.

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How many birds are killed by windmills and other green energy projects?

10,000 Birds

Bird strike effects should be a standard part of environmental impact assessments for any new project. Conservation bird mortality cats green energy windmills Nobody knows and I’m not going to pretend to tell you.

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Farm to Closet: Do You Know Where Your Wool Comes From?

Conservancy Talk

Cleverly known as GRASS – the Grassland Regeneration and Sustainability Standard – wool produced from ranches that follow these practices will be certified sustainable.

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Green Living Tips That Will Save You Money Immediately | Living.

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Green Living Tips That Will Save You Money Immediately by greenwise on March 29, 2011 At home I try to focus my family’s efforts on green living actions that not only conserve energy and resources but also actually save us money. CFLs use 75% less energy than standard incandescent bulbs and last up to 10 times longer.

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Read more - Eco-Vegan Gal: Live healthy, live green

Eco-Vegan Girl

Green & Blacks dark chocolate ~ Ive had this many times before, but for some reason it really tasted great a the Expo - one of the best dark chocolates Ive ever heard.

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A Green Light for Using Rain Barrel Water on Garden Edibles

Sightline Daily

Then they harvested the crops and tested the beans, kale, beet roots, and greens for levels of chromium, copper, zinc, cadmium, and lead. coli levels exceeded New Jersey drinking water standards in 66 percent of the 47 samples collected.

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JW Marriott Hong Kong: healthy green luxury

Green Traveler Guides

Behind the scenes, and unseen by guests, this is a smooth-running, lean, green machine. “Nearly ten years ago, Marriott enacted the first green policies for its hotels,&# notes Wilson Chan , the hotel’s director of engineering. The greening path.

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Green Living Tips That Will Save You Money Immediately

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Green Living Tips That Will Save You Money Immediately by greenwise on March 29, 2011 At home I try to focus my family’s efforts on green living actions that not only conserve energy and resources but also actually save us money. CFLs use 75% less energy than standard incandescent bulbs and last up to 10 times longer.

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UN Office in Jordan Gets the Green Building Gold

Green Prophet

It’s like the Olympics, but in green building codes: The new Amman headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) just grabbed top kudos for green building: Certified Gold under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a world standard for green building certification.

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Beirut Is Getting Its First Green-Roofed Tower

Green Prophet

This new tower will also be the first in Beirut to have green roofs. The designers behind Masdar City , this beautiful bank in Morocco , and scores of other projects in the region, they have just broken ground on Beirut’s very first green-roofed mixed use development.

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Top 10 Green Mother’s Day Gifts

Eccorazzi

If you’d like to both wow your mom and please the earth, browse through our top pics for great green gifts. Last year, this mama got herself a Mother’s Day trip to The Beachmere Inn , a Maine Green Lodging property.

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Sensual green in the Maldives

Green Traveler Guides

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? B OOK GREEN TRAVEL HERE.

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CIWEM raises the roof in environmental standards

Green (Living) Review

CIWEM celebrated the importance of this year’s theme ‘changing cities, building opportunities’ with the construction of its new headquarters, conference and members’ facility which will meet the ‘BREEAM Excellent’ standard and feature a brown roof and other renewable and energy efficient technologies. The ‘BREEAM Excellent’ redevelopment of an existing Victorian building will feature a green and brown roof with the use of vegetation. October 1st marked World Habitats Day.

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Galapagos cruise earns double green certification

Green Traveler Guides

| Green Travel News |. The company had previously been awarded a SmartVoyager “green seal of approval.”. Ecoventura: green seal of approval. And In November 2009, Ecoventura received Travel + Leisure’s 5th annual Global Vision Award for Green Cruising.

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The UK steps up green living a notch: the biggest home improvement scheme since WWII

Green Living Ideas

the UK government initiative known as The Green Deal aims to make properties more energy efficient, which will, of course, make them more environmentally friendly. Alternative Energy Eco Home Living Home Energy Usage Clean Energy Victory bonds Green Deal Pace program UK

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Unity College Sets the Standard for Passive Living

Living Green & Saving Energy

Maine’s Unity College is setting a new standard for eco-friendliness on its campus. alternative energy eco-innovation green building green construction green manufacturing Green News saving energy solar energy clean energy energy efficient living Green living low carbon footprint save energy solar power sustainability TerraHaus Unity College

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Unity College Sets the Standard for Passive Living

Living Green & Saving Energy

Maine’s Unity College is setting a new standard for eco-friendliness on its campus. alternative energy eco-innovation green building green construction green manufacturing Green News saving energy solar energy clean energy energy efficient living Green living low carbon footprint save energy solar power sustainability TerraHaus Unity College

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Apple Abandons Green Products Program

Eccorazzi

This week tech giant Apple shocked the environmental community by announcing that they will no longer conform to eco-friendly standards set by certifier, EPEAT. Read More. Causes Environment News Top News

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Greenpeace shows the Dark Side of Volkswagen

Green Blog

Volkswagen has a history of lobbying against the strong European standards that we need to kick our oil addiction. As the biggest car company in Europe, with the biggest responsibility, VW must change and support strong standards from now on.&#.

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A comparison of random effects Poisson with and without clustered standard errors

Environmental Economics

A referee asked for clustered standard errors, which Limdep doesn't do on top of a random effects panel estimator. Bill Greene provided some explanation for why on the Limdep listserv.  The other standard errors are, on average, 27% lower in column (4) compared to column (3).

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10 Ways Abu Dhabi Leads The Arab Gulf’s Green Revolution

Green Prophet

Abu Dhabi’s (AD) stellar efforts to raise green performance across industry sectors position that Gulf state as regional leader in both conceiving sustainable solutions, and more critically, setting them in action.

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Green Bottle Stainless Steel Reusable Water Bottle – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Green Bottle reusable water bottle originates in the USA – though is manufactured in China – and is distributed by “ a fine choice ltd. ”

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