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August 7, 2017
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Not All Cool Pavements Are Created Equal

Berkeley Lab finds that the choice of pavement material can significantly impact carbon emissions, creates decision tool for cities to use Cool pavements can help keep cities cool, right? Yes, but according to new research from the Department of Energy’s … Continue reading

August 13, 2013
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China has potential to be leader in global sustainability

China, with its enormous cities and vast countryside, is a potential star in the ongoing global drama of slashing carbon emissions. In this week’s Nature, a Michigan State University researcher and an international team of sustainability experts propose a script. … Continue reading

March 2, 2012
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Oceans Acidifying Faster Today Than in Past 300 Million Years

*Few parallels for today’s rapid ocean changes in geologic record* The oceans may be acidifying faster today than they did in the last 300 million years, according to scientists publishing a paper this week in the journal Science. “What we’re … Continue reading

December 5, 2011
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Interior Releases First-of-its-Kind Regional Study as Part of National Assessment of Carbon Storage in U.S. Ecosystems

*Report evaluates amount of carbon absorbed by wetlands, grasslands and forests in the Great Plains region* WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of the Interior today released the first in a series of regional studies measuring the amount of carbon stored … Continue reading

September 28, 2011
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IBM Global Parking Survey: Drivers Share Worldwide Parking Woes

ARMONK, N.Y., – 28 Sep 2011: • 8,042 commuters in 20 cities on six continents surveyed • Parking elusive worldwide; Over half report abandoning search for parking spot • Chicago reports the least amount of tickets for illegal parking; Bangalore … Continue reading

July 20, 2010
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Global Model Confirms: Cool Roofs Can Offset Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Mitigate Global Warming

Can light-colored rooftops and roads really curb carbon emissions and combat global climate change?   The idea has been around for years, but now, a new study by researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory that is the first to use … Continue reading