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    ENVIRONMENT THIS WEEK

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    GREEN OR GREENWASHED?

    What would you call a green building standard that, on balance, tends to interfere with environmental reform more than help?

    In March 2009, ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition television show featured the first house in the country to win certification under the new green building standard from the National Association of Home Builders.

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    FUNDAMENTALS OF CONSTRUCTING SUSTAINABLY

    In the new fifth edition of Fundamentals of Building Construction, Allen and Iano set a new benchmark by incorporating sustainability issues into a mainstream construction textbook, section by section, as in this concise overview from the first chapter. We also look forward to a future edition of their outstanding book in which appropriate sustainability considerations have penetrated every topic and page. — the Editors

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    REAL LIFE REGREENING

    What of the middle scale — the ten- to 40-acre (four- to 16-hectare) shopping centers with two or more anchors? What kind of impacts and communities can retrofits build at this scale?

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    Solar Tech: Not Just on the Roof Anymore — New York Times, 2009.0430

    Chu Promises Speedier Funding for Renewable Energy Projects — New York Times, 2009.0430

    LEED at Rock Row — New York Times, 2009.0430

    Wilkins Ice Shelf Collapse Continues — Climate Feedback (blog), 2009.0429

    Synagogues, Churches Build Green — Associated Press, 2009.0429

    Hill Country Home Builder Wins Platinum LEED Honor — San Antonio Business Journal, 2009.0428

    Noted Architect Advocates Green Buildings — Manila Bulletin, 2009.0428

    Real Estate Professionals Seek Green Building Education. — ENN, 2009.0428

    Espionage and the 'Nuclear Renaissance' — New York Times, 2009.0428

    China's Greener Future? — Nature, 2009.0428

    Climate Scientist Fired for Talking to Media — Nature, 2009.0428

    More Than Tech Needed to Reduce CO2 Footprint of Buildings — New York Times, 2009.0427

    Using Nuclear Power to Extract Oil? — New York Times, 2009.0427

    Cement Makers Decry Emissions Rules — New York Times, 2009.0427

    Gore to Blackburn: "You Don't Know Me" — New York Times, 2009.0427

    Home Green Home: Affordable Efficiency? — New York Times, 2009.0427

    The Green House of the Future — Wall Street Journal, 2009.0427

    A Suburban Future of Concrete and Gardens -- Nice. Right? — World Changing (blog), 2009.0424

    California Fuel Move Angers Ethanol Makers — New York Times, 2009.0424

    Darling Presents First "Carbon Budget" — Financial Times, 2009.0422

    Green or Greenwashed? — ArchitectureWeek, 2009.0422

    City Plans to Make Older Buildings Refit to Save Energy — New York Times, 2009.0422

    World's Major Rivers 'Drying Up' — BBC News, 2009.0421

    Catholic Coalition Seeks to Influence Outcome of Climate-Change Bill — Catholic News Service, 2009.0421

    Sustainable Developer Awarded First LEED Building for Augusta — Creative Coast, 2009.0421

    Climate Change Drying Up Big Rivers, Study Finds — Reuters, 2009.0421

    Modular Homes with Green Building and Custom Design Options — Off Plan Property Exchange, 2009.0421

    EU Closes Climate Loophole for Car Air Conditioners — Reuters, 2009.0420

    EPA Honors Northern California Environmental Heroes — Imperial Valley News, 2009.0417

    Looking Beyond the E.P.A.'s Seal of Approval — New York Times, 2009.0416

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