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Lack of Waste Water Treatment Facilities Holds Up NY’s Plunge into Hydrofracturing

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The lack of facilities that can process millions of gallons of tainted water has given the watershed of New York City a reprieve. Gas companies were set to drill en masse into the deep Marcellus Shale under southern New York State using hydro-fracturing, which involves millions of gallons per well, putting in danger the... Read More...

Green Wall to Shade Federal Renovation

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The Federal stimulus plan will pay for a 200-ft green wall on an 18-story office building that is being renovated for the General Services Administration. The renovation, which is expected to cut energy use by some 40%, sounds excellent, but the expensive & experimental green wall is a doubtful move in these times. Read More...

How Green Can You Get? Check Out ZeroHouse

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This is not the first time you've seen a new net-zero house design, but this one is pre-fab. Although it's on the small side at 650 sq ft, its combination of good design, sustainability and potentially low price when produced in any quantity,may set a new home-building standard. Read More...

Treatment Plant for Waste Water from Gas Drilling

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Athens Township in Pennsylvania is considering a permit for a 27-acre water treatment plant for a gas drilling company, but when it gets through talking about the radioactive, saline and heavy metal waste, the millions of gallons of water involved and the dangers of spills in heavy rains, the reader begins to wonder.... 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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