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ACEEE Names Five Champions of Energy Efficiency

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy presented five Champion of Energy Efficiency Awards at its biennial conference, the Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, recognizing leadership and accomplishment in the energy efficiency field. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Say Risk of Water Wars Is Rising

The risk of wars being fought over water is rising because of explosive global population growth and widespread complacency, scientists said recently. >> Read the Full Article

Revealing Dhaka: The Hope of Bangladesh

Deep within the Bengal Delta, amidst a maze of rivers and canals, lies Dhaka, the vibrant capital of Bangladesh. Dhaka is in fact the last big urban stop on the great Gangetic stream as it cascades into the sea. Home to over ten million people, this fast-growing city is one of the most densely inhabited places on earth. >> Read the Full Article

Hospitals move toward paperless age

Hospitals are trading their once-scattered medical charts, file folders, X-rays, and other documents for a unified electronic records system accessible with a few keystrokes. >> Read the Full Article

University Officials Say Polymers Still Show Big Promise

AKRON, Ohio ? It's an old, familiar promise: polymers can turn Akron into a high-tech city, complete with hot-selling products and lucrative jobs. So far, however, it's been slow to happen. But officials at the University of Akron say polymers still have big promise. >> Read the Full Article

EarthTalk: Where can I find Earth-friendly building materials?

Where do I find sources of Earth-friendly building supplies and materials? >> Read the Full Article

Dell and HP Expand Recycling Programs

The world's two largest personal-computer manufacturers have gotten a little greener. >> Read the Full Article

Energy Department pledges to remove 99 percent of nuclear waste from tanks

The Energy Department is committed to removing 99 percent of the nuclear waste in underground tanks at weapons sites, and anything less is "off the table," the head of the cleanup program told lawmakers Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

EarthTalk: What happened to the "paperless office"?

The paperless office does appear to still be a distant dream. A recent University of California, Berkeley study found that, worldwide, the amount of printed matter generated between 1999 and 2002 not only did not decrease — it grew by 36 percent. >> Read the Full Article

World's land turning to desert at an alarming speed, warns United Nations

The world is turning to dust, with land the size of Rhode Island becoming desert wasteland every year and the problem threatening to send millions of people fleeing to greener countries, the United Nations says. >> Read the Full Article