Green Building

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voted Monday to phase out the incandescent light bulb, agreeing that one of Thomas Edison's most famous creations is outdated and inefficient.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

Greening the Hotel Industry One Eco-Property at a Time
April 20, 2007 09:28 AM - Heleigh Bostwick for ENN

With eco-tourism on the rise, eco-hotels are fast becoming the darling of the travel and hospitality industry. These days however, staying at an eco-hotel doesn't necessarily mean vacationing in a tree house in the Costa Rican jungle, although that is definitely an option.

Greening the Hotel Industry One Eco-Property at a Time
April 20, 2007 12:00 AM - Heleigh Bostwick for ENN

With eco-tourism on the rise, eco-hotels are fast becoming the darling of the travel and hospitality industry. These days however, staying at an eco-hotel doesn't necessarily mean vacationing in a tree house in the Costa Rican jungle, although that is definitely an option.

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.

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