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    ON 'TRAVEL AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT'

    News flash: The distance between a residential development location and the metropolitan center is one of the strongest factors influencing how much residents will drive.

    The density of a neighborhood, in and of itself, turns out to be the weakest of the commonly considered "D" variables, key dimensions of the built environment that influence how — and how much — people move around.

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    Hot Weather Persists in Central United States — Reuters, 2011.0731

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    Taipei 101 Receives Platinum LEED-EB OM Rating — Taipei Times, 2011.0729

    Scientists Report Dramatic Carbon Loss from Massive Arctic Wildfire — Science Daily, 2011.0728

    In Sweden, a Tempered Approach to Nuclear Waste — NPR, 2011.0728

    Climate Change and the Plight of the Whitebark Pine — New York Times, 2011.0728

    Exxon and Shell Announce Massive Profit Gains — Climate Progress, 2011.0728

    How Can Making 3,000 Tons of Ice Every Night Actually End Up Saving Energy? — Clean Techies, 2011.0727

    Train Carrying Hazardous Materials Derails in California — Reuters, 2011.0727

    Tree Rings Affected by More Than Just Climate — ENN, 2011.0727

    Climate-Change Politics: The Sceptic Meets His Match — Nature (registration required), 2011.0727

    City of Anchorage Eliminates Sustainable Building Ordinance — Anchorage Press, 2011.0727

    It's a Record-Setting Heat Wave, but the Conservative Media Deny Even That — Climate Progress, 2011.0727

    Republicans Seek Big Cuts in Environmental Rules — New York Times, 2011.0727

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    GREEN AWARDS 2011: Earthy with an Edge — Las Vegas Business Press, 2011.0725

    ITC, SAS, and Nation's Largest Net-Zero Energy Building — Environmental Leader, 2011.0725

    FedEx Wins Big in Efficiency & Reduced Aircraft Emissions — Triple Pundit, 2011.0725

    U.N. Atomic Watchdog Head Lauds Fukushima Cleanup — Reuters, 2011.0725

    Climate Change Ignites Wildfire Fears for Yellowstone — Nature, 2011.0725

    Going Green in New York: One Co-Op's Story — New York Times, 2011.0724

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    Mayor Gives $50 Million to Anti-Coal Campaign — New York Times, 2011.0722

    Northeast Bakes under Blistering Heat — ENN, 2011.0722

    Green Building Standards Adopted by Israel — EarthTechling, 2011.0721

    Longevity and Adaptability in Green Building — Green Building Law Update, 2011.0719

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