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Sugar is "Like Cigarettes and Alcohol, And Killing Us"

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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The amount of sugar in a single can of pop. Image credit Lloyd Alter The New York Times Magazine cover article has the provocative title Is Sugar Toxic? which they have ever so kindly let loose outside their new pay wall. Author Gary Taubes has [...]

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Here’s to the Middle

by James Glave from James Glave Almost Green Eco Humor Culdesactivism  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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Nobody likes the middle. It’s the realm of compromise. It’s pretty boring, really. The place where you might find yourself “stuck.” All the really interesting stuff happens at the edges, right? Perhaps. But the middle is also a [...]

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Apple’s Free Recycling Program Helps You Upgrade To Your New Device Guilt-Free

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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In case you didn’t know, Apple has a free recycling program that enables you to recycle almost any handheld Apple device. So now you can upgrade; guilt-free. Related Posts: Updates From A Two-Month Long Expedition To The Huge Plastic Garbage Island [...]

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Week in Review

Tracking Energy, Inefficient Builders, Electric Retrofits, + Buying Into Green

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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An energy-saving air conditioner. Three best ways to become eco-friendly. AIA develops tool to track predicted energy use. DOE launches site for affordable efficient windows. Electricians doing business with five green retrofits. You can't buy green [...]

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GE Readies New Thin-Film Solar Panels

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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GE just announced that it is readying a new solar thin-film panel, system, and inverter product with a goal to provide the lowest cost of electricity in the market.  The multinational corporation is backing a cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film product [...]

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Green Materials to Grow to $70B by 2015

by Preston from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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U.S. demand for green building materials — products that contribute to LEED certification — is expected to reach $70 billion by 2015, according to an updated study by The Freedonia Group.  The market is currently at $39 billion, [...]

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McDonough + Partners Bring Real Sustainable Design To New Orleans

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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I’ve got a lot of respect for William McDonough. Though he can come off as a blow hard sometimes when it comes to the environment, he’s one of the few people who has been a constant proponent, and purveyor, of true sustainability, and an [...]

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Studio 804 Scores Again With Prescott Passive House

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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Dan Rockhill's Studio 804 is such a wonderful idea for teaching architecture. He and his team design, build and then sell a house every year in challenged parts of Kansas City, and each is an innovative mix of design and technology. This year, with [...]

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The 2010 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Is Here! (In Concept)

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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Yes; it’s true. The 2010 Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid does exist and will actually be available in 2010…for about 500 lucky bastards who have the ‘privilege’ of leasing it during its real world evaluation period. Though these real [...]

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2009 To-Do List

by James Glave from James Glave  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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A few things I want to do, and do more of, in 2009: Get more involved in helping my community prepare for the coming ground shifts. I’m hoping to work with the municipality to develop an active-transportation plan for the island, which is a [...]

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