Follow the Green Brick Road to Recovery?
November 4, 2008 09:37 AM - , Triple Pundit

Back on September 9, John Podesta'sCenter for American Progress released a study called Green Recovery <>, which promised two million new jobs from a $100 billion investment over two years. That day was also my birthday, so my attention was elsewhere. But nearly two months later in the wake of the financial meltdown, taking a second look at the report seems worthwhile, since now more than ever, a road to recovery for the United States and the world could very well be paved with green bricks.

Beijing bamboozled by no-car-day numbers game
November 4, 2008 08:58 AM - Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing car owners, many apparently puzzled by no-driving days designated by the last digit of their license numbers, now face revised rules which threaten even greater confusion.

China hopes for step-by-step progress of low carbon economy
October 31, 2008 11:08 AM - http://english.people.com.cn

Developing the Low Carbon Economy (LCE), a strategic option to cope with global warming, should follow a step-by-step pattern in accordance with a country's situation, China's Vice Environment Minister Zhou Jian said here Thursday. Zhou made the remarks at a conference on environment protection here.

Recycle Your Water Bottles On Your Laptop
October 30, 2008 12:19 PM - , Triple Pundit

This is a guest post by John Simonetta, owner ofProforma Green, an eco-friendly promotional items consultancy. John’s blogs are designed to keep us up to date on the “greening” of his industry. From leather to leader is how Leed’s explains it on their website. How about from bottles to briefcases? That might be a better description for Leed's line of 100% recycled promotional items made from water bottles and other recycled everyday items.

Canada keeps asbestos off trade blacklist: MP
October 30, 2008 09:58 AM - Reuters

Asbestos, the highly toxic fire retarding mineral, will not be placed on a global blacklist and will be freely traded for at least the next three years, a Canadian parliamentarian said on Thursday. Pressure from major producer Canada and several developing country importers will prevent diplomats meeting in Rome this week from adding chrysotile asbestos to a list of substances recognized as particularly hazardous, Pat Martin told Reuters.

'Carbon trading' now big business
October 30, 2008 09:52 AM - Post-Gazette

While recent months have seen a global contraction in both debt and equity markets, at least one financial market has been booming this year, a market that scarcely existed five years ago.

Step 1 in curbing mercury emissions: Find their source.
October 30, 2008 09:19 AM - http://features.csmonitor.com

Some amount of the element mercury, which scientists say is toxic to humans and animals, occurs naturally on earth’s surface. Since the Industrial Revolution began in 1750, the rate at which mercury is deposited into the environment has tripled.

Climate laws to include planes
October 29, 2008 10:50 AM - BBC

The government has agreed to include aviation and shipping in an ambitious push to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Ministers said they would give "due regard" to projected emissions from the two industries when setting budgets for carbon reduction in the future.

How to get 400+ MPG Shipping Freight
October 24, 2008 09:14 AM - , Triple Pundit

When you think of freight trains, what comes to mind? Loud. Graffiti covered. Blocking your way for 10+ minutes at the intersection as it lumbers by. But what if I were to tell you it was one of the greenest methods of shipping, and at least when it comes to CSX, it's getting greener by the day?

Greenhouse gas 4 times higher than thought
October 24, 2008 09:04 AM -

Levels of a powerful greenhouse gas are four times as high as previously thought, according to new measurements released on Thursday. New analytical techniques show that about 5,400 metric tons of nitrogen trifluoride are in the atmosphere, with amounts increasing by about 11 percent per year.

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