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Tuesday's pipeline spill resulted in an oil slick off the Santa Barbara coast. While incomparable in size to the 1969 spill resulting from an oil platform blowout, it is yet another reminder of environmental consequences of oil dependency.
Yesterday   Los Angeles Times
The city of Reno, Nevada has installed nine different wind turbines around town to test out their varying designs in an effort to find out which is the most efficient turbine to consider for large-scale installation.
Mar 4, 2011   The Wall Street Journal
The city of Chicago is planning to build a network of 280 electric vehicle charging stations throughout the city by the end of the year.
Mar 2, 2011   Grist
A new peer reviewed study reveals that housing located in compact, transit-oriented and location efficient developments are more likely to consume less energy than developments in low density suburban areas.
Feb 25, 2011   NRDC
Plans to use western rivers to transport oil production equipment are butting against environmentalists' concerns over endangered salmon.
Feb 22, 2011   The New York Times
"Reskinning" buildings -- or adding a new facade -- is taking off in Canada and Europe.
Feb 19, 2011   Solve Climate News
A prototype bike path is being built in Amsterdam. When complete, it will combine the best aspects of earth-friendly transportation and eco-friendly energy, say the project's developers.
Feb 15, 2011   WebEcoist.com
The Planning Institute of Australia released a report that predicts a grim future for Australia's suburbs, unless the government moves to radically overhaul its transport and urban policies.
Feb 15, 2011   The Sydney Morning Herald
Elisa Wood says that Obama's recently introduced initiative will spur innovation among high-tech companies, as well as the usual architects, builders, and energy-efficiency companies.
Feb 14, 2011   RenewableEnergyWorld.com
What, as a society, do we share? Natural resources? Internet access? Public space? Jay Walljasper and the nonprofit On the Commons cross political boundaries to advocate for the common good and all that we share. Exclusive
Feb 14, 2011  By Tim Halbur
Could the 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater that New Yorkers produce daily be an asset?
Feb 11, 2011   The New York Times