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Revolutionary Green Technology Bus Has DOE Roots

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Insight from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, commitment from two Michigan companies and funding from the Department of Energy have led to the commercialization of a lightweight urban transit bus with double the fuel efficiency of conventional hybrid buses.

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Green Roofs, Green Roof Cooling, Building Cooling, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, University Of Texas At Austin, Mark Simmons

Green Roofs Differ in Building Cooling, Water Handling Capabilities

The first study to compare the performance of different types of green roofs has been completed by The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin and suggests that buyers shouldn't assume these roofs are created equal.

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Ocean Energy, Gulf Stream, Renewable Energy, Alternative Energy, Climate Change

Untapped Ocean Currents Show Great Potential for Renewable Energy

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The Gulf Stream"”a massive and highly energetic ocean current which holds great potential for electric power generation and other renewable power sources"”physically connects Florida with the United Kingdom. Researchers from Florida Atlantic University's Center for Ocean Energy Technology recently accompanied Florida Governor Charlie Crist to the UK to formalize agreements on ocean energy research and development.

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Carbon, Emissions, Tropical, Deforestation, Greenhouse, Gas

Paying to Save Tropical Forests Could Reduce Global Carbon Emissions

Wealthy nations willing to collectively spend about $1 billion annually could prevent the emission of roughly half a billion metric tons of carbon dioxide per year for the next 25 years, new research suggests. It would take about that much money to put an end to a tenth of the tropical deforestation in the world, one of the top contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, researchers estimate.

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Analysis of Hudson River Fish by Research Team Shows Strong Drop in Mercury

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Jeffrey S. Levinton, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University and the senior author of the study done with Sharon T. Pochron, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Stony Brook University, found that mercury in common Hudson River fish, has declined strongly over the past three decades.

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BAJA, Mangroves, Mexico, Octavio Aburto Oropeza, Biology, Ecology, Center For Marine Biodiversity And Conservation, Scripps Institution Of Oceanography, Trees, Ecosystems, Enric Sala, Exequiel Ezcurra, Fisheries, Fishing, Forest, Gulf Of California

Study Sets High Economic Value on Threatened Mexican Mangroves

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Mangrove destruction not only comes with ecological cost, but monetary as well: $37,500 per hectare each year, researchers say.

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Large Dead Zones Predicted for Gulf, Chesapeake Bay

Record-setting "dead zones" in the Gulf of Mexico and Chesapeake Bay appear likely this summer, according to new forecasts from a University of Michigan researcher.

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Tufts University to Fund Green Energy in Low-Income Communities

Tufts University students, faculty and staff are first college campus in Massachusetts to join an effort that will finance development of renewable energy projects in low-income communities across the state. School will also solicit donations to purchase renewable energy credits (REC's).

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Perspectives on Great Lakes Compact, Water Policy

Once approved by the U.S. and Canadian governments, the Great Lakes Compact will for one thing, erect a "legal fence" prohibiting the exportation of water from the Great Lakes basin. "The Great Lakes are the largest freshwater source on the planet, and their protection and smart use are essential," says water resource management and policy expert Bill Blomquist.

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Biodiversity Maps to Help Conservation in East Africa

Conservation biologists from UC San Diego are collaborating with scientists from the African Conservation Centre and other institutions to map patterns of biodiversity and land use in East Africa in unprecedented detail.







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