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    LEED-EB O&M AT THE ROSE GARDEN ARENA

    In the last few years, fans of the Portland Trail Blazers may have noticed some changes to the Rose Garden arena, the basketball team's home court in Portland, Oregon. The white roof may look a bit brighter, after cleaning to improve solar reflectivity.

    Inside, conventional trash cans have been replaced by 300 receptacles for enhanced recycling and compost disposal. Outside, bicycle racks have proliferated, now accommodating 100 additional bikes.

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    KEN YEANG'S NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SINGAPORE

    The Singapore National Library commission represents Ken Yeang's first large-scale built project outside Malaysia. Won in competition against firms including those led by Moshe Safdie and Michael Graves, as well as the likes of Nikken Sekkei, the library also marks the beginning of a performance-based approach to architecture.

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    'Active House' Upends Russian Energy Habits — New York Times, 2011.1028

    Climate Change Already a Major Factor in More Frequent Mediterranean Droughts — Climate Progress, 2011.1027

    LEED-EB O&M at the Rose Garden Arena — ArchitectureWeek, 2011.1026

    The New York Times Abandons the Story of the Century and Joins the Energy and Climate Ignorati — Climate Progress, 2011.1026

    Architecture Matters, Still — NRDC Switchboard, 2011.1025

    A Photographic Call to Action — New York Times, 2011.1025

    Fallout Forensics Hike Radiation Toll — Nature (registration required), 2011.1025

    At Pelton Round Butte Dams: $100 Million Later, a Steelhead Returns — New York Times, 2011.1025

    Drilling in Fast-Growing Areas Ushers in New Era of Tension — New York Times, 2011.1025

    How Campuses Are Being Made More Livable — The Globe and Mail, 2011.1024

    Crop Scientists Now Fret about Heat Not Just Water — Reuters, 2011.1024

    House Writes a Bill to Excuse U.S. Carriers — New York Times, 2011.1024

    California's Persistence — New York Times, 2011.1024

    Oregon Study Shows Downside to Burning Biomass — Seattle Times, 2011.1023

    Forest Biofuel May Actually Increase Carbon Dioxide Emissions, West Coast Study Suggests — Northwest Coast Energy News, 2011.1023

    PlanetSolar's Pioneering Voyage — Sierra Club, 2011.1022

    EPA Delays Pollution Rule for Coal Plants to December — Reuters, 2011.1021

    Future Migrations in an Environmentally Uncertain World — ENN, 2011.1021

    Scottish Government Commits 18m for Wave and Tidal Power — Click Green, 2011.1021

    California Approves Carbon Market Rules — Reuters, 2011.1021

    After a Quake, 2 Yardsticks for Nuclear Inspectors — New York Times, 2011.1021

    Dean of Architecture Emphasizes Green Construction — Daily Texan, 2011.1020

    Japanese Team Wins Australian Solar Car Race — Re, 2011.1020

    Ultra-Green Seattle Office Project Draws Corporate HQ, Complaints — Seattle Times, 2011.1019

    The Green Building Code Is Too Confusing — Green Building Law Update, 2011.1019

    The Effect of Urban Heat Islands — ENN, 2011.1019

    Are Your Shipping Practices Undermining Your Green Image? — ENN, 2011.1019

    Behind the Brand: IKEA — The Ecologist, 2011.1019

    Seven Billion and Counting — Nature (registration required), 2011.1019

    Lubbock Dust Storm 8,000 Feet High Rolls through Texas — Christian Science Monitor, 2011.1018

    The Snowflake Problem: Why Energy Efficiency Projects Are so Damned Hard to Finance — Green Building Law, 2011.1018

    World's First Consumer Standard Label for Wind Power Launched — Click Green, 2011.1018

    Ending Dispute, Well Partner Settles with BP for $4 Billion — New York Times, 2011.1018

    As Danger Laps at Its Shores, Tuvalu Pleads for Action — New York Times, 2011.1018

    Prius Plug-in Versus Volt: Which Costs Less to Drive? — Matter Network, 2011.1017

    Progress on the Green Appraisal Front--Appraisal Institute Issues Green Appraisal Form — Green Building Law, 2011.1013

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