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Cisterns save rainwater, quench environmental thirst

Rainwater, it turns out, is much like solar energy — free, abundant, and underused. As this article from CNN.com indicates, implementing hybrid water management systems that include cisterns, watersheds, and existing water infrastructure, would provide much-needed water both for humans and the environment. It would also create an estimated 50,000 new jobs.

 
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Maryland taps carbon permit coffers for power bill rebates

A cap and trade program is one option being explored by the United States as a method to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  While legislation at the national level has yet to set up such a program, a group of states in the Northeast has started their own regional cap and trade system, the Regional Greenhouse

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New I.R.S. incentives, from cold to hot

Looking for some last minute tax deductions before the April 15th filing deadline?  This week’s The Green Home from the New York Times looks at ways you can receive tax credits by going green at your home.  To start, improvements which make your home more energy efficient, which include installing new windows and insulation, have

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Time to say bye to washers of old?

For those of you wanting to reduce your carbon footprint at home, here’s detailed advice on whether and how to replace your old washing machine. It is interesting to note that it appears the media is now covering ways to go green at home much more than in the past.  This article, from the Washington

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China vies to be world’s leader in electric cars

This article from the New York Times is like a shot across the bows of the U.S. It is a warning that the price of inaction developing electric vehicles will be high. It doesn’t contend that transportation conditions in China and the U.S. are identical, nor does it minimize the technological and economic problems that

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