Green Building

Lights Out in Ontario for Incandescent Bulbs
April 19, 2007 06:26 AM - Reuters

The Canadian province of Ontario will ban the sale of inefficient incandescent light bulbs by 2012 as part of a broader effort to cut energy use, provincial officials said on Wednesday.

Al Gore Gets Approval To Install Solar Panels at His Tennessee Home
April 18, 2007 08:11 AM - Associated Press

Former Vice President Al Gore's upscale neighborhood granted the environmental activist approval Tuesday to install 33 solar panels on the roof of his mansion.

U.S. Developer To Build Hotels in Congo National Park
April 3, 2007 09:45 AM - Reuters

Congo Republic has signed a deal to allow a U.S. developer to build hotels and casinos in a natural park that is home to several endangered species, a source at the Forestry Ministry said on Monday.

Mongolia Reindeer Herders Threatened by Modern World
April 2, 2007 10:22 AM - Luke Distelhorst, Reuters

North of nowhere and high above the pristine, alpine Khovsgol Lake in the forests of northern Mongolia, the Gansukh family sits in their teepee home while their reindeer graze outside.

UNEP Says Greener Buildings Could Slow Global Warming
March 29, 2007 08:55 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Better architecture and energy savings in buildings could do more to fight global warming than all curbs on greenhouse gases agreed under the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol, a U.N. study showed on Thursday.

Mercury in Energy-Saving Bulbs Worries Scientists
March 28, 2007 08:41 AM - Lisa Von Ahn, Reuters

There's an old joke about the number of people it takes to change a light bulb. But because the newer energy-efficient kinds contain tiny amounts of mercury, the hard part is getting rid of them when they burn out.

Malaysia To Make Rainwater Collection Mandatory for Big Roofs
March 28, 2007 08:34 AM - Associated Press

Malaysia plans to require many buildings throughout the country with large roofs to install gutters and tanks so that they can harvest rainwater, news reports said Wednesday.

Bald Eagle Returns to Philadelphia after 200 Years
March 27, 2007 08:43 AM - Jon Hurdle, Reuters

A pair of bald eagles, a species that has recovered from the brink of extinction in the last 40 years, has built a nest in a former Navy yard on the south side of Philadelphia, the sixth-largest U.S. city and where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were written.

New Trust Seeks Damages for Massachusetts Trees Killed by Gas Leaks
March 26, 2007 08:54 AM - Jay Lindsay, Associated Press

Bob Ackley says minor natural gas leaks that are no threat to people can still cause harm: They kill public shade trees by choking off the oxygen at its roots. Ackley, who has spent 25 years testing natural gas lines for leaks, says it's happening to thousands of trees around the state, and gas companies are slow to fix it.

Gore Find Solar Plans Thwarted by Neighborhood Rules
March 21, 2007 05:43 AM - Erik Schelzig, Associated Press

Zoning rules in Al Gore's upscale Tennessee neighborhood have prevented the former vice president and environmental activist from installing solar panels on his roof.

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