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    ELECTRIC SHED

    Coney Island's Stillwell Avenue Terminal is the largest above-ground station in New York City's subway system. After years of deferred maintenance, the 90-year-old station was redesigned by New York City Transit's in-house design staff. The resulting station, completed in 2006, is about 50 percent new construction, including a new train shed that covers the station's four platforms and eight tracks.

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    SEEKING GREEN NORMAL WITH THE CEC

    With a total population of over 400 million, North America is the largest free-trade zone in the world, thanks to the North American Free Trade Agreement approved by the United States, Canada, and Mexico in 1994. When NAFTA was finalized, the three governments also agreed on a side accord, the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, in order to address concerns about unequal environmental regulations in the three countries.

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    First LEED-Certified Museum Opens This Fall — Interior Design, 2007.0830

    Yellowknife's Greenstone Government of Canada Building Receives LEED Gold — Daily Commercial News and Construction Record, 2007.0830

    Antarctic Ozone Hole Appears Early — Australian Broadcasting Company, 2007.0829

    Trying to Connect the Dinner Plate to Climate Change — New York Times, 2007.0829

    Changing the World, One Wal-Mart 'Associate' at a Time — Grist, 2007.0829

    U.N. Says Mankind to Blame for Warming — Reuters, 2007.0829

    Japan Cautions Against Resource Nationalism — Reuters, 2007.0828

    New Green Headquarters for Vancouver Columbian — MSNBC, 2007.0828

    PM: Housing for the Future — Scoop, 2007.0828

    New York Announces New Standards for Green Buildings — Newsday, 2007.0828

    New Energy-Efficient Roof System Designed — ScienceDaily, 2007.0828

    United Nations H.Q. Goes Green — Inhabitat (blog), 2007.0827

    Norway Unveils "First Ecological Prison" — Reuters, 2007.0827

    Why Go Green If No One's Looking? — Opinion at Guardian Unlimited, 2007.0826

    Green Ideas Grow Beyond Homes to Neighborhoods — Cinncinnati Enquirer, 2007.0826

    Second Thames Flood Barrier Planned — Telegraph, 2007.0826

    Goodbye Beautiful Britain — The Times (London), 2007.0826

    Energy-Efficient Homes Set Amidst Green Space — Toronto Star, 2007.0825

    Solar Panels - the New Double-Glazing — Guardian Unlimited, 2007.0825

    India's Greenest Skyscraper? — Inhabitat (blog), 2007.0823

    Ranch House Made Over: From Modest to Modernist — New York Times, 2007.0823

    Imported Natural Gas Could Be Environmentally Worse Than Coal — Science Daily, 2007.0823

    Green Building Costs Less Than You Think — Environmental Leader, 2007.0822

    China Eco-Cities Update — World Changing (blog), 2007.0822

    Home Wins Nation's Highest Green Rating — Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2007.0822

    U.S., Canadian West Set Joint Carbon-Cutting Target — Reuters, 2007.0822

    Green Certification Available for Minnesota Homes — Construction Digital, 2007.0822

    Green Buildings Big and Small Sprout Up — CNet, 2007.0822

    The Great Leap Backward? — Foreign Affairs, 2007.0822

    Back to the Future — Telegraph, 2007.0821

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