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You May Like These Plastic Water Bottles

You May Like These Plastic Water Bottles

After use, these specially designed bottles are squashed flat and turned into roofing tiles for low-income people.

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Ratings Will Be Offered for Window Shade Efficiency

Ratings Will Be Offered for Window Shade Efficiency

A manufacturers trade association and the U.S. Department of Energy will share costs to develop ratings for window attachments.

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Always-On Electronics and Appliances Waste Billions

Always-On Electronics and Appliances Waste Billions

A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council pegs the loss at $19 billion a year, the equivalent of the electricity produced by 50 power plants.

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New York Cohousing Community Nears Completion

New York Cohousing Community Nears Completion

A third neighborhood at EcoVillage at Ithaca includes the largest cluster of Passive House certified single-family homes in the U.S.

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Canadian High School is the Greenest on Earth

Canadian High School is the "Greenest on Earth"

An initiative of the U.S. Green Building Council selects the school from among 40 that were nominated worldwide

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Senate Tackles New Energy Legislation

Senate Tackles New Energy Legislation

The chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee introduces 17 bills covering a range of energy issues. One focus is residential solar and wind.

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Lowes Halts Sales of Some Laminate Flooring

Lowe's Halts Sales of Some Laminate Flooring

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The move follows claims the retailer was selling flooring with formaldehyde levels that are too high to meet California emissions rules.

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Fresh Warnings on a Class of Common Chemicals

Fresh Warnings on a Class of Common Chemicals

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Scientists and health experts warn that a class of chemicals used in thousands of products may pose health risks and warrant further study.

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Tesla to Offer Home Batteries

Tesla to Offer Home Batteries

The electric-vehicle manufacturer plans to offer two versions of a lithium-ion battery for home use. Sungevity announces its own plan.

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North Carolina Green Building Hits a Milestone

North Carolina Green Building Hits a Milestone

The North Carolina Green Building Council certifies its 1000th home under the Green Built North Carolina program.

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