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Study forecasts 297,000 green jobs

One sees a lot of estimates these days as to how many “green jobs” will be generated in the U.S. by a shift away from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy. Self-interested defenders of the status quo tend to come up with low numbers, while ecological enthusiasts predict lots of green jobs. Of course,

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The flight plan for clean air

What’s the best way to regulate greenhouse gases, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or an act of Congress? This article from the New York Times discusses the pros and cons of each approach. Having the EPA declare carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gases dangerous pollutants would avoid the need to have Congress pass federal

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Spot climate change in your backyard

As we get closer to Spring, this short article published in CNN’s SciTechBlog becomes more and more relevant.  It urges people to become volunteer backyard scientists by participating in Project BudBurst, which is enlisting people all over the country to report when their plants bloom. These reports, when combined, will help scientists track trends in

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5 ‘must dos’ for the green home

From this week’s Green Home in the New York Times, here are 5 ways to green your own home.  The list is provided here, read the article for complete details.  All of these ways will not only reduce your impact on the environment, but will help you save money in the long run, even if

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The recession’s green lining

Despite the hardships we all face in the wake of the economic recession, these tough financial times are providing benefits to the environment in the form of carbon dioxide emissions reductions. Slowed economic growth has caused some of the world’s dirtiest factories to shut their doors, especially in developing nations such as China and Mexico.

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