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Article ID: 538989

Winners of 2008 Tyler Environmental Prize Announced

University of Southern California (USC)

James Galloway and Harold Mooney share the 2008 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, administered by the University of Southern California. Galloway described the "nitrogen cascade" of ecological impacts from fertilizers and fossil fuels; Mooney helped transform ecology into a global discipline.

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27-Mar-2008 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 538997

UIC Publishes 'Green Schemes' for Urban Design

University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago's City Design Center has produced a 96-page electronic publication illustrating ideas for green development in East Garfield Park as a case study for use by Chicago neighborhoods and individuals.

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25-Mar-2008 3:10 PM EDT
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Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 538973

SU Celebrates Children's Literature, "˜Green Earth' Books

Salisbury University

As the "green movement" intensifies across the U.S., Salisbury University and the Newton Marasco Foundation honor authors and illustrators during the 2008 Green Earth Book Awards"•the nation's first prize for environmental stewardship in children's literature. The awards are held during SU's annual Children's Literature Festival, April 1-3.

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25-Mar-2008 11:25 AM EDT
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Article ID: 537921

Turtle Studies Suggest Health Risks from Environmental Contaminants

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The same chemicals that keep food from sticking to our frying pans and stains from setting in our carpets are damaging the livers and impairing the immune systems of loggerhead turtles - an environmental health impact that also may signal a danger for humans.

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20-Feb-2008 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 537851

Concept For Lamp Lit by Gravity Wins Greener Gadget Award

Virginia Tech

A Virginia Tech student has developed the concept for a floor lamp powered by gravity.

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18-Feb-2008 11:40 AM EST
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    31-Jan-2008 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 537255

Water Planners Call for Fundamental Shift to Deal with Changing Climate

University of Washington

The past is no longer a reliable base on which to plan the future of water management. So says a new perspectives piece written by a prominent group of hydrologists and climatologists, to be published Feb. 1 in Science magazine, that calls for fundamental changes to the science behind water planning and policy.

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28-Jan-2008 1:25 PM EST
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Article ID: 536898

Wildlife Conservation Society Measures its Carbon Footprint

Wildlife Conservation Society

The Wildlife Conservation Society has calculated its carbon footprint and is taking steps to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

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14-Jan-2008 3:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 536686

12 Simple Ways to Live a Greener Lifestyle in 2008

Washington University in St. Louis

Want to begin to be more environmentally friendly in 2008 but can't afford a hybrid car? Don't worry "” there are plenty of ways to lessen your impact on the environment that don't come with such a daunting price tag, says a Washington University in St. Louis sustainability expert.

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8-Jan-2008 6:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 536603

Architecture Prof Proposes 'Green' Mobile Home

Mississippi State University

When someone mentions a mobile home or "house trailer," the image usually doesn't make others green with envy. But "green" is exactly what Michael Berk, F.L. Crane Endowed Professor of Architecture at Mississippi State University, wants mobile homes to be.

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3-Jan-2008 11:50 AM EST
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