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Article ID: 546091

Student Entrepreneurs Working to Green the Economy

University of Wisconsin-Madison

In February of last year, University of Wisconsin- Madison senior Ted Durkee teamed up with University of Wisconsin-Madison alumnus Brandon Gador, who graduated last spring, to found Powered Green, a startup company promoting the use of renewable energy. They officially launched the company at the end of September.

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4-Nov-2008 3:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 546041

Solar Power Game-Changer: "Near Perfect" Absorption of Sunlight, From All Angles

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have discovered and demonstrated a new method for overcoming two major hurdles facing solar energy. By developing a new antireflective coating that boosts the amount of sunlight captured by solar panels and allows those panels to absorb the entire solar spectrum from nearly any angle, the research team has moved academia and industry closer to realizing high-efficiency, cost-effective solar power.

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3-Nov-2008 12:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 545745

Alarming New Study: World's Fish Catches are Being Wasted as Animal Feed

Stony Brook University

An alarming new study to be published in November in the Annual Review of Environment and Resources finds that one-third of the world's marine fish catches are ground up and fed to farm-raised fish, pigs, and poultry, squandering a precious food resource for humans and disregarding the serious overfishing crisis in our oceans.

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26-Oct-2008 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 545699

Upgraded Boiler System Helps the Atlanta University Center "˜Go Green'

Spelman College

Clark Atlanta University and Spelman College announced today the completion of a $12 million renovation of the John B. Shepherd Central Utility Plant located on the campus of CAU. The Central Utility Plant services 23 buildings at Spelman, 14 at CAU, and 14 at Morehouse.

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24-Oct-2008 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 545712

Nature Matters: Free Public Lectures Tell How Modern Ecology Can Guide Conservation

University of California San Diego

From the ants in your back yard to apes in Africa's forests, UC San Diego biologists are looking at genetics, behavior and how organisms interact with their environments. They will share their insights of how modern ecology provides a scientific basis for conservation in a series of public talks presented by UCSD's Division of Biological Sciences called Nature Matters.

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23-Oct-2008 8:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 545681

Potent Greenhouse Gas More Prevalent in Atmosphere than Previously Assumed

University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Compound used in manufacture of flat panel televisions, computer displays, microcircuits, solar panels is 17,000 times more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.

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23-Oct-2008 1:00 PM EDT
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Greenhouse Gas Auction Revenues Can Help Cut Md. Electric Use Significantly

University of Maryland, College Park

Maryland officials can reduce electricity use in the state significantly by investing revenues from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative cap-and-trade auctions in energy efficiency programs, says a new study from a University of Maryland-led research team. It adds that neighboring states might benefit as well.

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22-Oct-2008 3:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 545557

Northwest Climate Change Is Target of $3.2 Million in Grants to Oregon

University of Oregon

Climate change in the Northwest is the focus of two federal grants totaling $3.2 million awarded to two University of Oregon researchers. They will work together on a pair of multi-site projects designed to help enhance biodiversity while protecting people and property from wildfires in the face of a changing climate.

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21-Oct-2008 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 545517

Climate Change, Acid Rain Could Be Good for Forests

Michigan Technological University

Contrary to popular belief, moderate increases in temperature and increased nitrogen from acid rain actually improves forest productivity, providing there is sufficient moisture.

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20-Oct-2008 12:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 545459

Clean Energy from Biomass Shows Promise

Michigan Technological University

Michigan's forest industry produces thousands of jobs and hundreds of thousands of tons of unused residues each year. Why not use that woody material to help generate clean electric power?

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17-Oct-2008 2:50 PM EDT
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