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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



Fighting Climate Change with Algae Farms
Italian architect Cesare Griffa has developed a system that can quickly grow and harvest micro-algae to help fight climate change and create products used for energy, food, cosmetics, or...more

Two Historical Factories to be Put Up for Housing Low-Income Residents
Two historical factories that are on the National Register of Historic Places in Rochester will be renovated to house "workforce apartments" for residents with incomes between 50 percent and 60...more

West Contra Costa Seeks Volunteers for Earth Day
West Contra Costa is looking for volunteers to help with the maintenance and cleanup of the area's creeks, shorelines, parks and other places for Earth Day. Activities include Albany's shoreline...more

Council for Affordable and Rural Housing Scholarship Program
The Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH) is looking for eligible applicants for them to apply for scholarship, which will be $1,000 per semester for educational expenses, with four years...more

6 Student-Created Projects That Tackle Climate Change
College students in the U.S. are inventing the coolest and most creative ways to battle climate change and clean up domestic energy production. From recycling unusual earth elements to exercising...more

Southern Hills Economic Development Corp to Host Meeting on Uranium Mining
Southern Hills Economic Development Corporation has recently announced that they will be hosting a meeting focusing on uranium mining. The meeting will be the 7th day of February and will be...more

Tomís of Maine to Develop More Sustainable Packaging, Products
Tom's of Maine, which is committed to healthy and environmental goodness, is working to create more sustainable products and packaging. Tom's of Maine's "Goodness Report" documents...more

Thousands in Nepal Hug Trees to Save Forests
On the outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal, more than 2,000 people, mostly students, got together to set a world record for the largest tree hug. On World Environment Day, June 5, the participants have...more

Urban Orchard Brings to Life Neglected Vancouver Brownfield
Between three to five years, a vacant Vancouver brownfield has been planted with more than 400 fruit-bearing trees. The city of Vancouver calls the site as the largest urban orchard in North...more






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New York Green Bank Set to Open in 2014 with $210 Million Boost


New York Green Bank Set to Open in 2014 with $210 Million Boost

The New York Green Bank gets an initial $210 million of funding boost from the state for its early 2014 launching. It’s the first bank that is committed to reinforcing the lineup of clean technologies.




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