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Philanthropic and Environmental Groups Join Forces to Announce Shale Gas Development in the Appalachian
Representatives of philanthropic foundations, energy companies and environmental agencies gather together to announce the Formation of a Center for Performance Standards and Independent Certification...more



Press Briefing Outlines Connection Between Air Pollution and Effects
At a press briefing organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Lance Waller, PhD, chair of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health...more

Reclaiming the Edge: Urban Waterways and Civic Engagement
The Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum presents its cutting-edge exhibition, called "Reclaiming the Edge: Urban Waterways and Civic Engagement". The exhibit looks closely at the outcomes...more

White House to Provide $4 Billion in Green Business Loans
The White House has announced its plans to roll out $4 billion in federal loan guarantees targeted at encouraging and promoting sustainable projects. These projects would help incorporate power...more

How Can You Make Real Impact to Decelerate Climate Change?
In view of the White House's climate change report released on May 6, known as the Third National Climate Assessment, Mashable has rounded up ways on how one can help slow down climate change and...more

Dew-Harvesting Boxes Help Create Environments that Curtail Climate Change
Pieter Hoff, a former Holland tulip farmer, designs and sells the Groasis Waterboxx, a dew-harvesting system that repels desertification in dry places to create environments for growing food and...more

Does Gaming Have a Long-Lasting Impact on Our Environment?
The Emerson Engagement Lab is committed to boosting the participation of a city's residents through a lineup of original games designed for civic engagement. It's latest game, Community PlanIt,...more

Rural Sewage Treatment Lagoons – Efficient Removal of Most Pharmaceuticals
Researchers at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center evaluated water samples from rural lagoons for the existence of pharmaceuticals, personal care products and hormones. The test is to...more

The World\
City governments and businesses from all over the world are taking action on fighting climate change. According to the Protecting Our Capital report, majority of cities perceive climate change as...more

Gates Foundation Grant Funds First-Ever Waterless, Solar-Powered Toilet
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has granted $777,000 to University of Colorado Boulder to develop a waterless toilet manned by solar power. The toilet is claimed to transform the lives of 2.5...more





Social entrepreneurs Manjil Rana and Shin-chul Yoon founded the Maya Universe Academy as an answer to Nepal’s growing problems in its educational system.




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