Green Building

Remote Florida Site Eyed for New Green Town for the Environmentally Aware
May 21, 2007 09:55 AM - David Royse, Associated Press

Homes here could be heated or cooled using the Earth's natural underground temperature. Appliances would be run by solar-powered batteries. Houses would be oriented to avoid the summer sun.

Americans Discover the Allure of Off-Grid Living
May 18, 2007 09:36 AM - Joseph B. Frazier, Associated Press

A growing number of Americans are shunning power lines, choosing to live "off the grid," without commercial power -- and still enjoying their computers and large-screen televisions.

China Needs Responsible Timber Choice, Greenpeace Says
May 17, 2007 09:50 AM - Reuters

Greenpeace called on China's large DIY retailers on Thursday to adopt "responsible" timber-sourcing policies to allow the country's growing ranks of home renovators to buy legally imported wood.

Sixteen Cities To Go Green Under Clinton Plan
May 16, 2007 09:48 AM - Sara Kugler, Associated Press

Sixteen cities around the world will begin cutting carbon emissions by renovating city-owned buildings with green technology under a program spearheaded by former President Clinton's foundation.

The Green Lifestyle: Eco-Friendly Techniques for a Healthy Lawn
May 15, 2007 09:30 AM - Dean Fosdick, Associated Press

Organic lawn care is one way to take your property green. But there are a number of moves you can make to make things even more earth-friendly as a responsible gardener and grass manager.

California Backs Lowering Formaldehyde in Wood
April 27, 2007 09:54 AM - Reuters

California regulators adopted new standards Thursday to slash the amount of formaldehyde allowed in wood products, a move they say will save hundreds of people from getting cancer every year.

U.S. Architects Announce 10 Best Green Buildings
April 24, 2007 06:43 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

The best environmentally friendly buildings in the United States include a visitor center in Texas, a water treatment plant in Connecticut and a house in California, U.S. architects announced Monday.

California Assembly Committee Calls for Phase-Out of Incandescent Lights
April 24, 2007 06:42 AM - Steve Lawrence, Associated Press

A California state Assembly committee voted Monday to phase out the incandescent light bulb, agreeing that one of Thomas Edison's most famous creations is outdated and inefficient.

NYC Proposes Fee on Cars Entering Manhattan To Reduce Congestion and Pollution
April 23, 2007 09:24 AM - Sara Kugler, Associated Press

Driving into the most congested half of Manhattan could become an expensive privilege under a wide-ranging city program unveiled Sunday to cope with the booming population and ease stress on the environment.

China Says Global Warming Threatens Development
April 23, 2007 09:19 AM - Chris Buckley, Reuters

Global warming could devastate China's development, the nation's first official survey of climate change warns, while insisting economic growth must come before greenhouse gas cuts.

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