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California big solar binge continues with approval of more projects

Federal climate change legislation may be a distant dream, but California is bent on making renewable energy and solar power a reality in the state.


The case for super-ambitious Living Buildings. A talk with Jason McLennan

Seattle architect Jason McLennan created the Living Building Challenge, a standard far more demanding than the widely used LEED standard. Here's why.

yo, homes, smell you hata

Teens label Abercrombie and Fitch's constant stink 'air pollution'

By maintaining a constant level of cologne sprayed both inside and outside their stores, Abercrombie and Fitch gives everyone the chance to be the prince of a town called Smell-Air.

Want Dinner with Leonardo DiCaprio and George Soros?

In New York last week for the Clinton Global Initiative and United Nations Week, I attended a small dinner party late one night that featured …

Air Raid

Prop 23 campaigns begin television battle for undecided voters

Ads from opponents and proponents of Proposition 23 debuted this week. Expect lots more as both sides vie for the 21 percent of undecided Californians

A Seep in the Deep

Expert says 50 percent of spilled BP oil remains in Gulf

Scientist Ian MacDonald sure isn't buying the Obama administration's sunny spin that 75 percent of it is gone. He suspects a whole lot of goo is now buried out there.

the name game

Grocery stores try setting up fake farmers markets

Farmers markets have got a good thing growing. Unfortunately, copycats have been cropping up as they try to get their paws on the green that comes with that success.

Green for all

No on Prop 23 campaign rakes in cash as enviro justice advocates join the fight

Two new polls differ on how Prop 23 may fare in November. Donations have been pouring in. Check out our graphic to see who is giving what to whom.

In a green economy, even the non-green jobs are green

Has touting 'green jobs' been a mistake?

Has promoting green job creation instead of focusing on the environmental benefits really been the best political strategy?

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