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"The federal Energy Department will make good on a pledge for a bolder technology strategy on Monday, awarding research grants for ideas like bacteria that will make gasoline, enzymes that will capture carbon dioxide to counter global warming and batteries so cheap that they will allow the use of solar power all night long."
"A tidy village dedicated to the future of green, solar-powered living has taken over the heart of the National Mall, where 20 teams of college students are vying to see who can build the most appealing energy-efficient home."
"Dow Chemical has unveiled a residential roof shingle in the form of a solar panel designed to be integrated into asphalt-tiled roofs."
Flat-screen TVs can be stunningly energy-inefficient. New California standards could shift manufacturing processes significantly.
MIT researchers have been using custom-made sensors planted on trash in New York City, Seattle, and London to track the circuitous route that trash takes each day. Similar efforts are planned for other cities.
"The Environmental Protection Agency detailed its plans on Tuesday for research into the possible health and environmental risks of nanomaterials, tiny substances that are finding growing use in products like sunscreens and industrial adhesives."
Straw, a century-old building material, is making a comeback as an eco-friendly choice for modern home construction.
"Green roofs are increasing in popularity across the US, especially in cities, where there's not a lot of space for gardens. In Washington, DC, the city government is promoting the practice for its environmental benefits."