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Sulfur in heating oil to be reduced

This is a good news, bad news squib from the New York Times.   Over the next 10 years, the suppliers of home heating oil from Maine to Maryland will lower sulfur levels in their oil from 0.2% to 0.0015%, thereby reducing emissions of sulfur dioxide, which contribute to haze. However, consumers should see a

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How can I “green” my school?

Here’s an article about a project that students or teachers could pursue with interest and environmental impact. Any school can be greened — high, middle, or elementary. How much greening will cost will differ with every school, and on how green your school decides to go. Using 30% or 100% recycled paper is a good

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New day on climate change

The lead editorial from the New York Times on January 27, 2009 lauds President Obama for repudiating the Bush administration’s passive approach to climate change.  Calling the decision one “of great significance,” the Times praised Mr. Obama for his commitment to countering the rise in greenhouse gases, and for his willingness to use the regulatory

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Obama directs regulators to tighten auto rules

As reported in this article from the New York Times, on Monday, January 26, 2009, President Obama directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider California’s request for a waiver to restrict greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks more stringently than the limits specified by Federal laws. The move represented a break with the

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Green inaugural ball

A week ago on January 20th, 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America.  That evening, numerous balls were held around Washington D.C. to celebrate President Obama’s historic victory.  One of them, the Green Inaugural Ball, was hosted by a solar-powered data center, AISO.net.  All aspects of

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