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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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    Hell Is Going Green in Devon — Guardian Unlimited, 2007.0902

    Scotland Prepares to Fight Climate Change — Guardian Unlimited, 2007.0902

    Clear Thinking — Athletic Business, 2007.0901

    Green Goes Postal — Whole Life, 2007.0901

    It's Time to Go Green — Rediff, 2007.0901

    London to Get Green Makeover — Guardian Unlimited, 2007.0831

    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

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

    Japan Cautions Against Resource Nationalism — Reuters, 2007.0828

    PM: Housing for the Future — Scoop, 2007.0828

    New Energy-Efficient Roof System Designed — ScienceDaily, 2007.0828

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

    New Green Headquarters for Vancouver Columbian — MSNBC, 2007.0828

    Norway Unveils "First Ecological Prison" — Reuters, 2007.0827

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

    Goodbye Beautiful Britain — The Times (London), 2007.0826

    Second Thames Flood Barrier Planned — Telegraph, 2007.0826

    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

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

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

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