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Report Card: The Greener the College, the Higher the Grade

Report Card: The Greener the College, the Higher the Grade

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, September 29, 2008 (ENS) – College and university campuses and endowment investments are getting greener by the year. The newly released College Sustainability Report Card 2009 shows that two-thirds of the 300 schools scored have improved their grades over 2007. Issued Wednesday by the Sustainable Endowments Institute, the College Sustainability Report Card 2009…

Solar Power Breakthrough Stores Energy for Later Use

Solar Power Breakthrough Stores Energy for Later Use

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, August 2, 2008 (ENS) – Within 10 years, homeowners could power their homes in daylight with solar photovoltaic cells, while using excess solar energy to produce hydrogen and oxygen from water to power a household fuel cell. If the new process developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology finds acceptance in the marketplace,…

Americans' Carbon Footprints Twice as Big as Others

Americans' Carbon Footprints Twice as Big as Others

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, April 29, 2008 (ENS) – Whether you live in a mansion or you are homeless on the street, whether you enjoy eating only raw fruits and vegetables or you must have filet mignon, whether you are a jet-setter or a home-bound retiree – anyone who lives in the United States contributes more than…