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How SW Florida’s Lee Country Cut Toxic Emissions 85%

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How the Florida EPA gradually got local industries to cut their own emissions over seven years by 85% is a very instructive story. Most of the reductions were the result of better technology, but the consciousness raised by EPA's Toxics Release Inventory Program obviously played a major role. Read More...

Obama vs Obama on the Environment: It’s a Draw!

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The Obama administration has made some notable moves on improving the environment, but it has also made some serious concessions to industrial and political opponents who claim that environmental regulations are costing jobs. So the best that can be said about the Obama’s pros and cons on the environment is: it’s a draw! Some... Read More...

Toxic Trade 2010: Drywall

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If you've wondered how they're going to chase down the bad guys who sold toxic Chinese wallboard to homeowners and made them sick, here's how, from the Pharos Blog, the Scoop . But will most of the people affected ever be fully compensated for having to tear out and replace their poisoned walls? Read More...

Green Buildings: Greening the Air

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“What do you put in the air?” the building superintendent at the Hearst Tower on 57th Street in New York City says he is frequently asked. What the people who work there sense as something added is actually something taken away: the off-gassing of toxic chemicals from flooring materials, wall paints and furniture, the... Read More...

GREEN BOOKS

Water: Our Most Precious Resource: by Marc Devilliers. This highly readable report on the looming global water crisis is amazingly informative on water issues around the world from China to Texas.

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