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Great Lakes Gain Funding, Lose Important Advocate

The Great Lakes, which hold 20 percent of the freshwater in the world, have been a catalyst for the Midwest’s economic development during the past century. If they’ve given much, they have also been thoughtlessly exploited. Today, the Lakes’ waters are glutted…
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by: Kit Duane – February 23, 2010

Hummer Cool in Japan?

How can this be? Americans who wince at the sight of the “luxury-tank,” the Hummer, muscling down their streets, probably imagine that the Japanese wouldn’t be caught dead with such an environmentally un-cool vehicle. But now they’ll have an economic incentive to…
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by: Kit Duane – February 18, 2010

Shipping News

Maersk, the giant Danish shipping company has halved its container ships’ top cruising speeds over the past few years, because at slower speeds ships use less fuel and save the company money. A hopeful side effect: a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. …
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by: Kit Duane – February 18, 2010

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