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Green tech finds (1/20/11)

Article: Green tech finds (1/20/11)

Green tech spanning the globe, from Ohio to New York City to Algeria… your finds for the week.

What’s up with switchgrass: Remember all the discussion about biofuels produced from switchgrass? The talk’s died down, but the experimentation hasn’t… but there are still some arguments out there about the efficiency of this feedstock.
Ohio’s green economy: Ohio? Really? While it’s still small and growing, this Rust Belt state made the most of the manufacturing infrastructure already in place to create green jobs. (via Calfinder’s Residential Solar blog)

Is the Empire State Building really in trouble?

Article: Is the Empire State Building really in trouble?

The impending construction of 15 Penn Plaza goes to a vote before the City Council today, and a few parties are concerned. Among the most perturbed by the proposed 1,200-foot-high shining hulk of a skyscraper is Friends of the New York City Skyline, a group that includes the Historic Districts Council, the Landmark Conservancy and the very pissed off Malkin Holdings. Malkin currently holds the Empire State Building, which they claim is in jeopardy of being overshadowed by the new construction set to replace the Hotel Pennsylvania some 900 feet away.

The Empire State gets tie-dyed

Article: The Empire State gets tie-dyed

The other night in Manhattan we were treated to something quite unusual: the Empire State building lit up in a way not seen before. We New Yorkers are used to seeing the color change. The building is orange on Halloween and red and green around Christmas. But last night’s colors were unique. They mixed many…

New York City's Black Cars Must Turn Green

Article: New York City's Black Cars Must Turn Green

NEW YORK, New York, April 20, 2008 (ENS) – The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission has unanimously approved a regulation requiring that, as of January 1, 2009, all black car vehicles coming into service must be capable of achieving a city mileage rating of 25 miles per gallon. The city’s 10,000 black cars…

Water Rushes Down the Grand Canyon in High Flow Experiment

Article: Water Rushes Down the Grand Canyon in High Flow Experiment

PAGE, Arizona, March 6, 2008 (ENS) – More than 300,000 gallons of water per second is now gushing through the Grand Canyon, released from Lake Powell near the Arizona-Utah border in an effort to restore sandbars needed by native plants and fish. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne Wednesday pulled a lever at Glen Canyon Dam to…