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Nouvelle food trucks make fast food with slow values

Can local, sustainably grown, organic ingredients make street food actually good for us -- and the planet?

Roll of the ice

Greenland on the rocks, renewable energy gets stiffed again

The melting of Greenland could send cities like New Orleans under the sea. The $26 billion teacher-saving bill is bad news clean energy.

A tale of two cities

Colorado Springs goes dark, Lexington goes bright

Dickens begins his novel with the famous line “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Were he writing today about the two American cities -- Lexington, Mass. and Colorado Springs, Colo. -- he might say, “It was the brightest of towns, it was the dimmest of towns.” In this case, bright and dim refer quite literally to light levels, but also to the decision making of two very different sets of civic leaders.

A SEEP IN THE DEEP

The spill is gone, but uncertainty haunts the Gulf

Will sea life be permanently damaged by the huge dose of crude? Will consumers ever eat anything that's been swimming around in that toxic soup?

overstimulated

BP collecting millions in government stimulus funds for California power plant

The oil spill bad guys are raking in taxpayer bucks to build a new Carbon Capture and Sequestration power plant in California.

Friday Flashback

The climate clock ticks faster, a solar campus, butter as biofuel, and 7 more green tales

Ten stories you might have missed from the greenosphere.

the monster mash

China to breed humongous bus-subway hybrid that swallows traffic

There may be 9 million bicycles in Beijing, but there's also a heck of a lot of traffic. To deal with all those wheels, Chinese innovators have come up with a Futurama-esque solution: a new breed of mass transit that lets cars drive through it. Take a look.

Emissions mission

California's Bay Area ponies up for electric-car charging stations

The Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt will hit dealer showrooms in just a few months. To make sure Bay Area buyers have places to charge their new EVs, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District just agreed to subsidize installation of more than 5,000 public and private charging stations.

ULE'll love this idea

Introducing ULE 880 — Sustainability for Manufacturing Organizations

A new sustainability standard for companies is being released for public comment: ULE 880 -- Sustainability for Manufacturing Organizations.

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