Green Building

Manual Lawn Mowers Are Making a Comeback
May 28, 2007 08:58 AM - Don Babwin, Associated Press

Powerful, loud mowers have been showing lawns who's boss for decades. But now contraptions that couldn't cut butter without a good shove are quietly -- really quietly -- making a comeback.

China Says Environment Losing Out to Development
May 22, 2007 09:46 AM - Reuters

China must integrate environmental conservation into its development plans, officials said on Tuesday, as the environment ministry said pollution across the country was getting worse.

Referendum Over Highway Through Rare Peat Bog in Poland Ruled Invalid
May 21, 2007 10:00 AM - Associated Press

A referendum on whether to build a highway through a rare peat bog protected by European Union habitat laws failed to muster the necessary voter turnout and has been declared invalid, election officials said Monday.

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.

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