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  • NRDC Light Bulb Guide Updated in Time for Sunday’s Start of “Lighting Season”

    Just in time for Sunday’s ritual changing of the clocks to prepare for shorter days, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) today released an updated Light Bulb Buying Guide to help consumers choose their best options for saving money and energy. Sunday marks the end of Daylight Savings Time as we “fall back” one hour into Standard Time in preparation for the gradual ...

  • Pest-free plant material thanks to CATT method

    A treatment with warm air rich in CO2 and low in oxygen helps clear plants of nematodes, thrips, mosquito larvae and other pests. “It prevents the uncertainty and resistance issues that come with the use of chemical pest control products,” says research manager Piet Spoorenberg of Wageningen UR. Export in particular faces major risks such as when thrips are found in a batch of ...

  • Updated USDA Regulations Effective June 27 Will Help Stem the Tide of Harmful Non-Native Plants and Pests

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has finalized changes to regulations governing international trade in plants used in gardening and landscape design, which will go into effect on June 27, 2011. The Nature Conservancy has encouraged the USDA to revise these antiquated regulations to improve the ongoing efforts by the Department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service ...


    By The Nature Conservancy

  • GE lighting’s environmental awareness campaign offers tips to save money on energy this earth day

    Each of us can make a significant impact on the environment without even knowing it. Whether it’s switching to an energy-efficient light bulb or planting a flower, each small change today can make a positive environmental impact tomorrow. One way GE Lighting is helping consumers, educators and retailers make those small changes is through its 2010 GE Project Plant-a-Bulb initiative, a campaign ...

  • ATG: Tyres in service of ‘flowering beauties’

    “Tulips from Amsterdam” have often been sung about, and indeed fields of flowering tulips characterise the Dutch landscape in spring time. Just as other high value crops, tulips require farmers to pay particular attention to the protection of plants and bulbs. That is why R&D engineers at ATG developed the Alliance Row Crop Radial. “These tyres offer superior protection for ...


    By Alliance Tire Group (ATG)

  • New York City public housing goes green

    New York public housing buildings are getting new, green upgrades for lighting, heating and hot water services at a special low price under the first sustainability partnership between the city of New York, the federal government and the Clinton Climate Initiative. On Friday, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former President Bill Clinton, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, ...

  • Be a force for nature - become a conservation volunteer!

    Become a Force for Nature this National Volunteer Week (April 10-16) as the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) invites you sign up for one of over 50 Conservation Volunteers events and have an adventure in conservation. Across Canada, NCC's Conservation Volunteers program is working to protect Canada's natural areas. This unique program takes Canadians outdoors to experience the beauty of nature ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Top Olympic athlete Yao Ming becomes UNEP`s first environmental champion

    Top Olympic athlete Yao Ming is the UN Environment Programme's first-ever Environmental Champion, UNEP announced. Basketball megastar Yao Ming, who plays for the National Basketball Association (NBA) and for China's Olympic team, is one of the most famous athletes in the world today. He is a national icon in China and carried the Olympic Flame into Tiananmen Square on 6 August, as well as being ...

  • Reducing the negative impacts of pesticides

    Ensuring that pesticides do not endanger public health or the environment is a key objective of the European Commission. Due to spray-drift, the effects of pesticides are often observed outside of crop fields, where they affect non-target plants, fungi and insects as well as humans. New research discusses the effects of pesticides on non-target species and demonstrates that employment of “best ...

  • IDCs: innovation engine for horticulture

    “We want to show innovations in intensive horticulture and demonstrate how they can be applied in practice. This is the main goal of the Innovation and Demonstration Centres (IDCs) in the Netherlands,” says Sjaak Bakker of Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture. There are currently seven operational IDCs, namely in the field of water , flavour, energy, LED lighting, bulbs and plants, ...

  • Florida Lodgings Go Green to Attract State Business

    KEY WEST, Florida, October 11, 2007 (ENS) - Deer Run Bed & Breakfast was accepted this week into the state of Florida's Green Lodging Program. The four room bed and breakfast on Big Pine Key serves organic vegetarian meals and buys fair trade products and locally grown produce. Deer Run has reduced energy consumption by installing energy efficient appliances, compact fluorescent ...

  • Malt-O-Meal(R) bags the box!

    It takes 345 million pounds of paperboard to make a year's supply of cereal boxes – that's the weight of 734,747 jumbo jets! Through the new Bag The Box™ movement, Malt-O-Meal is out to change the way people think about their breakfast choices, and how products – such as cereal in a box – can affect the environment. To kick off the program, Malt-O-Meal has launched a ...

  • EPA applauds Mariners for award-winning green ballpark and games

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency office in Seattle is extending a big congratulations to the Seattle Mariners baseball team for winning the “Setting an Example Award” at the Sustainability Leadership Awards hosted by Sustainable Seattle on Jan. 23. The EPA Green Sports Week of Action, from Jan. 26-30, highlights sustainability work of sports teams, facilities and outdoor ...

  • IEEE Green Your World Challenge Participants Pledge to Conserve Water, Reforest their Community, Save Energy and Recycle

    London, U.K., 30 June 2010 – How are you making an environmental impact? For the month of June, IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional association, encouraged citizens of the world to take the IEEE Green Your World Challenge to celebrate the 2010 World Environment Day (WED), and the positive impact global ...


    By Ruder Finn

  • Going Green: 12 Simple Steps for 2012

    As we head into 2012, many of us will be resolving to lose those few extra pounds, save more money, or spend a few more hours with our families and friends. But there are also some resolutions we can make to make our lives a little greener. Each of us, especially in the United States, can make a commitment to reducing our environmental impacts. “The global community, and particularly ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Cashing In on the Savings from Appliance Standards

    Do the energy savings from efficiency standards for appliances really amount to anything? The authors of a new report from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) believe national efficiency standards for appliances, lighting, and other equipment will save consumers and businesses more than $1.1 trillion and dramatically reduce greenhouse gas pollution and other emissions by ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Luna® Fungicide Label Expansion Gives Growers New Crops for Broad-Spectrum Disease Control

    Bayer has received notice that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved an expanded label for Luna® fungicides permitting use on a larger group of fruit, nut and vegetable crops. Once approved in relevant states, these label expansions will be effective across a broad geographical ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • Peatlands are Quick and Cost-Effective Measure to reduce 10% of greenhouse emissions

    Clearing, draining and setting fire to peatlands emits more than 3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide every year - equivalent to 10% of global emissions from fossil fuels, according to Assessment on Peatlands, Biodiversity and Climate Change, the first comprehensive global assessment of the link between peatland degradation and climate change. 'Just like a global phase out of old, energy guzzling ...

  • Controlled ‘reset’ for nematode-infested soil

    Harmful nematodes that damage the soil can be controlled by creating an environment in which they are temporarily deprived of oxygen. Covering the soil with plastic film or a layer of water encourages anaerobic bacteria to produce fatty acids, which will kill most nematodes. “It does sometimes take a while,” says Leendert Molendijk, soil expert at Wageningen UR. Molendijk and his ...

  • Project Seeks Cropping Systems that Profit Farmers, Provide Food and Fuel and Scrub Carbon Out of the Air

    Cropping systems that are profitable for farmers and balance societal needs for food, feed, fuel, energy and clean air and water are the focus and challenge of Iowa State University’s Landscape Biomass Project. “My dad always said there is no reason that driving your car should not make the air cleaner, and there’s no reason that you should have to feel bad about turning on a ...


    By Ohio State University

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