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Who’s the greenest roommate in the land?

Green Right Now Reports
Got a rabidly green roommate who times your showers, follows you around turning off lights and has lined all the window sills with edible plants?
Apartments.com is looking for the Roommate of the Year
Apartments.com is looking for the Roommate of the Year

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How the top kill operation works (if it works)

From Green Right Now Reports
We’ve had to learn a lot while watching the excruciating efforts to cap the gushing BP oil well deep in the Gulf of Mexico.
The latest lesson on the chalk board is about deep sea…

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Try watermelon limeade from Emeril’s new summer cook (and no-cook) book

Watermelon Limeade works straight or as a margarita mixer. (Photo: Emeril's Farm to Fork: Cooking Local, Cooking Seasonal)
Watermelon Limeade works straight or as a margarita mixer. (Photo: Emeril's Farm to Fork: Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh)

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With temperatures hitting the 90s this May even in unlikely places like Connecticut, it’s time to think…

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Bald Eagles nesting successfully off the California coast

From Green Rigth Now Reports
Bald Eagles continue to recover from their dangerous decline in the last century, and this week  enthusiasts can celebrate the successful hatching of two bald eagle chicks on Santa Rosa Island off the coast of…

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Chicago’s Greenheart Shop promotes eco-shopping with heart

By Lynette Holloway
Green Right Now
Colorful messenger bags and totes created from re-purposed construction netting, recycled rice bags and Cambodian silk. Screen-printed cotton outfits designed by the Chicago- and Cambodia-based Malia Designs. Divine chocolate made from cocoa beans sustainably…

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Chicago’s Greenheart Shop promotes eco-shopping with heart

By Lynette Holloway
Green Right Now
Colorful messenger bags and totes created from re-purposed construction netting, recycled rice bags and Cambodian silk. Screen-printed cotton outfits designed by the Chicago- and Cambodia-based Malia Designs. Divine chocolate made from cocoa beans sustainably…

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U.S. wind industry full of promise but facing turbulence?

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now
It’s clear that America wants wind power. At the WINDPOWER 2010 conference in Dallas this week, industry advocates, governors from three states, energy company executives and even a former president all said it: Bring…

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Coalition of environmental groups calls for a hold on arctic drilling

From Green Right Now Reports
As the Obama Administration ponders whether the gulf oil disaster should dictate any changes in the plans for additional offshore oil drilling, a coalition of environment groups is saying no way, baby, no way to…

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Mingyang Wind Power opens U.S. office in Dallas

From Green Right Now Reports
Mingyang Wind Power Industry Group, the third largest wind energy company in China, announced today that it will open a Dallas-based operations office.
MingyangThe new office will be a hub for the global expansion of…

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Greenpeace finds use for spilled BP oil

From Green Right Now Reports
Many environmental groups responded to the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico by calling not just for the clean up at hand, but also for the U.S. revoke its recent approval of offshore…

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Survey shows shoppers want more healthy food, and less packaging

From Green Right Now Reports
Mambo Sprouts Marketing, a retail marketing firm that produces newsletters and coupons related to healthy and alternative food choices, recently surveyed 600 consumer to see precisely what they were really looking for in grocery items.…

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Western grid can handle extensive wind and solar power, study shows

From Green Right Now Reports
A U.S. government study released today is optimistic about bringing wind and solar power onto the western grid.
The analysis by the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) shows that the Western grid can accommodate a…

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Lester Brown: Reclaiming the Streets

(Lester R. Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Institute, is the author of Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization, available at the Earth Policy website. The excerpt here, released this week, was adapted from Chapter 6, Designing Cities for…

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Building a sky-high farm in New York City

By Sommer Saadi
Green Right Now
Five farmers in Brooklyn are out to set a record: to plant the largest commercial rooftop farm in New York City.
Last week, the Brooklyn Grange team, with the help of volunteers and a…

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Report shows UK’s offshore wind power could easily outstrip oil and gas in North Sea

Green Right Now Reports
The leading renewable energy trade association in the United Kingdom, Renewable UK, is celebrating a report released today that shows that offshore wind power generation in the North Sea could eclipse the power generated by oil…

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One Maine way to keep prescription meds out of the water supply

From Green Right Now Reports
Two years ago, an AP investigation found that America’s medicine habit had a boomerang effect. Discarded and excreted medicines — heart and mood drugs, tranquilizers and hormone treatments — that had been flushed down the…

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Pesticides, ADHD and what we can do about it

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now
After reading today’s news about yet another study linking pesticides to yet another health issue, in this case ADHD, I thought maybe this time, we’ll pay attention to this dark undercurrent in modern life.…

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ADHD triggered by pesticides?

From Green Right Now Reports
A  study published in Pediatrics today points to pesticides as a possible cause of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
The study’s team of academic researchers sampled the urine of 1,139 kids and found that those with…

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