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North Carolina Loosens Stormwater Rules for Developers

Article: North Carolina Loosens Stormwater Rules for Developers

RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 17, 2008 (ENS) – A package of compromise coastal stormwater rules is headed to the desk of North Carolina Governor Mike Easley after the state House passed them Monday night. The state Senate has already passed the measure, and the governor is expected to sign it. The new legislation will replace…

This Week On THE GREEN: TRANSPORT

Article: This Week On THE GREEN: TRANSPORT

BIG IDEAS FOR A SMALL PLANET: TRANSPORT [www.sundance.tv] Enjoy two companies and one educational organization as they present the ways in which they are working to make transportation a more green activity. Meet Mia Birk, co-founder of Alta Planning & Design [www.altaplanning.com], a business that operates out of Portland, Oregon. Mia is a staunch advocate…

Dig Deeper to Cut Back on Water

Article: Dig Deeper to Cut Back on Water

So, you’re in to this water-efficiency thing, eh? Really want to cut back, do you? We though you’d never ask… 1) Ease up on the meat. To produce 1 kilogram of boneless beef, it takes 6.5 kilograms of grain, 36 kilograms of roughage (coarse grains and pasture), and 155 liters of drinking water [www.treehugger.com]. Eating…