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Earth Day 2009: Green jobs, hope or hype?

Seattle-based Alla Weinstein and her son Joshua have visions of wind turbines far offshore to help power a green revolution in the United States.Hundreds of msnbc.com readers weighed in on that — from the CEO of a wind power company to a laid off green employee.

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10 technologies on the ‘green’ frontier’

Technology helped humans blast off from Earth and circle the moon in the 1968, giving astronauts the chance to make this iconic image of planet Earth. Scientists and environmentalists are now hoping technology will help humans grounded on terra firma find harmony at home. Technology helped humans blast off from Earth and circle the moon in the 1968, giving astronauts the chance to make this iconic image of planet Earth. Scientists and environmentalists are now hoping technology will help humans grounded on terra firma find harmony at home.

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On the frozen plains of the Siberian tundra, a reindeer herder chances upon a 40,000 year old baby mammoth – the most perfectly preserved mammoth ever found. On Sunday, witness the mammoth’s unveiling to the world, as scientists reveal her incredible story. Click to meet the Baby Mammoth now >> natgeotv.com/mammoth

 

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Goldman Environmental Prize Winners Open Up in Exclusive Interviews
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Seven winners of the Goldman Environmental Prize will be honored tonight in Washington, D.C., for their grassroots activism across five continents. TreeHugger writer Jaymi Heimbuch sat down with some of the winners earlier this week to hear their reactions to their win, their passion for their cause, and what keeps them inspired in these exclusive videos.

In Bangladesh, lawyer Rizwana Hasan has dedicated herself to fighting the environmentally harsh ship-breaking industry, in which untrained laborers take apart decommissioned ships to save the metal for scrap. Still, she thought her win …
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Congress split on cap-and-trade’s impact on jobs

This was originally published on CBSNews.com.

WASHINGTON–Congressional Democrats’ proposal to create a trading system for carbon emissions will create jobs and bolster the economy, the Obama administration told Congress on Wednesday.

House Republicans insisted, however, that the proposal, which would charge the largest emitters of carbon dioxide for burning …

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Will We Be Celebrating the Passage of US Climate Legislation Next Earth Day?
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That’s the optimistic opinion put forth by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi–she issued that statement as Congress set about the “mother of all climate weeks” to debate revolutionary climate and energy legislation that could potentially land the US a cap and trade system to cut nationwide carbon emissions. Could she be r…
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BREAKING: Offshore Renewable Energy Regulations Announced by US Interior Department – Good News for the Cape Wind Project?
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Obama welcomes “bold steps toward opening America’s oceans and new energy frontier.”

The United States Interior Department just issued regulations governing offshore renewable energy projects that use wind, ocean currents and wave power for producing electricity. The offshore leasing rules for electricity production had stalled for two years over of a turf dispute as it were between governmental agencies, but that bottleneck has been broken. Advocacy organizations Clean Power Now and <a href=”http://susty.com/hack/organizations-institutions/…
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Bill Clinton: Business is the key to climate change

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif.–Absent having a vote in Congress, the best way for people to tackle climate change is to make clean energy cheap, said President Bill Clinton at a green business conference here on Wednesday.

Speaking at the Fortune Brainstorm Green event, Clinton said through the Clinton Global Initiative

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New York City To Make Old Buildings Refit for Conservation
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You can pass by many old industrial, commercial and residential buildings in the middle of winter and find the windows wide open, since the controls on the old steam heat systems are so primitive. They can have steel sash windows that barely keep the heat in. Andy Revkin writes that there are 22,000 buildings over 50,000 square feet in New York alone that could use energy upgrades. And now New York City is going to make building owners do it. Van Jones likes the idea:

“Getting buildings to waste less energy results in job creation and cutting carbon pollution,” Mr. Jones said. “Money that was literally going out the win…
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"Anything’s Possible": A Video Interview with Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips
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Wayne Coyne on the National Mall (Credit: Alex Pasternack)

Wayne Coyne, the gonzo front-man of the Flaming Lips, is a storehouse of renewable energy, a super musical dynamo who sometimes seems more suited for Mars than Earth. But when Coyne and company landed on the National Mall in grand style to close out Sunday’s celebration of Earth Day at the Green Apple Festival concert in Washington, DC, he didn’t need to preach environmental responsibility, which he thinks tends to divide people: his music was always about fig…
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Rush Limbaugh Celebrates Earth Day – By Saluting Coal and Overconsumption
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Rush Limbaugh—a man about as far from an environmentalist hero as could possibly be imagined—nonetheless set out to celebrate Earth Day on his radio show today. Of course, he did so by extolling the virtues of coal, plastic bags, and overconsumption. …
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Wal-Mart Doubling Use of Solar Power

Wal-Mart Doubling Use of Solar Power

In some happy Earth Day news, Wal-Mart announced today that they are doubling the amount of solar power installed at their facilities. In the next 18 months, the company will equip 10 to 20 locations with solar panels, adding to the 18 facilities already outfitted with solar arrays.

The chosen locations will received 20 to 30 percent of their electricity from solar power and when all the new panels are installed, Wal-Mart will reach a total solar energy capacity of 32 million kWh per year. The company claims that this will reduce their carbon emissions by 22,500 metric tons a year and create 130 new jobs.

As Wal-Mart’s long-term plan continues to be converting to 100 percent renewable energy, the company is looking at expanding solar installations to more facilities once this project is completed.

via Greentech Media

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Green Eyes On: Buying for Earth Day

Green Eyes On: Buying for Earth Day
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Though I’ve never been a proponent of rushing out to buy all the latest green gadgets just in the name of “going green” it is comforting to read that sales of organic foods and other green goods are not declining despite the economy, and that people are continuing to invest in those things that ultimately can lead to better personal and environmental health.

In particular, there’s been some tremendous growth with organic food makers in the <a href=”http://www.northbaybusiness…
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Chrysler Unveils Electric Minivan for US Postal Service
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Making the Last Mile of Mail Delivery Greener
Chrysler is celebrating Earth Day by unveiling an electric minivan… that you won’t be able to buy (yet). They’re making them for the US Postal Service, and so far 4 out of an eventual 250 have been built. The electric minivan is based on the Chrysler Town & Country EV that we wrote about last year, and the powertrain will be very similar except that the USPS version is a non range-extended version because postal routes generally are only a…
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Obama on Earth Day: ‘New era’ for energy

President Barack Obama examines one of the massive wind turbine towers built by Trinity Structural Towers in Newton, Iowa.President Barack Obama returned to Iowa on Wednesday, using Earth Day and a wind industry factory to declare “a new era of energy exploration in America.”

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