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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    Inside, conventional trash cans have been replaced by 300 receptacles for enhanced recycling and compost disposal.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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    Reactor in Japan Restarts, a First Since the Tsunami — New York Times, 2011.1102

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    A Challenge to Europe's Airline Emissions Curbs — New York Times, 2011.1102

    Japanese Government Approves Reconstruction Agency Bill — NHK World, 2011.1102

    Bird-Friendly Buildings Could Earn LEED Points — Smart Planet, 2011.1101

    9 in 10 Americans Want More Solar — Climate Progress, 2011.1101

    Group Purchasing Gets Solar to Grid Parity in Los Angeles — Climate Progress, 2011.1101

    U.S. Readings Challenge China's Smog Claims — CNN, 2011.1101

    Report Finds Massive Fraud at Dutch Universities — Nature (registration required), 2011.1101

    Energy-Efficient Home Building in Russia Gets 'Active' — Mother Nature Network (Blog), 2011.1101

    6 Churches That Say 'Amen' to Going Green — MNN, 2011.1031

    Parched Texas Town Seeks Emergency Fix — Reuters, 2011.1031

    Why Population Matters to the Environment — ENN, 2011.1031

    Climate Zombies Threaten "Collapse of Society" — Climate Progress, 2011.1031

    U.N. Says 7 Billion Now Share the World — New York Times, 2011.1031

    Failed Solar Company's Auction Draws Bargain Hunters — New York Times, 2011.1031

    Massachusetts Energy Company Goes Bankrupt — The Hill, 2011.1031

    China Unveils Clean Energy Lab — Nature (registration required), 2011.1031

    Drilling Ship to Probe Japanese Quake Zone — Nature (registration required), 2011.1031

    Last Two Winters' Warm Extremes More Severe Than Their Cold Snaps — Climate Progress, 2011.1030

    Rare October Snowstorm Moves Up East Coast — Reuters, 2011.1029

    Climate Researchers Warn of Data Crisis — Nature (registration required), 2011.1028

    Batteries at a Wind Farm Help Control Output — New York Times, 2011.1028

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

    Killing Wolves; A Product of Alberta's Big Oil and Gas Boom — Environment 360, 2011.1027

    Prehistoric Greenhouse Data from Ocean Floor Could Predict Earth's Future, Study Finds — Science Daily, 2011.1027

    Catholic Archbishop Says Climate Change Action Is a Waste of Time and Money — Click Green, 2011.1027

    Climate Change Making Country's Water Problems Worse: Expert — Reuters, 2011.1027

    Transamerica Pyramid Receives Platinum LEED-EB Certification — Transamerica Pyramid Press Release, 2011.1027

    Nest Learning Thermostat: Shiny Toy or Serious Tool? — Triple Pundit, 2011.1027

    Calcutta Leads World City List Most at Risk from Climate Change — Click Green, 2011.1026

    Digital Realty Reaches 19 LEED-Certified Data Centers — Data Center Knowledge, 2011.1026

    UN Symposium Addresses Green Buildings — EarthTechling, 2011.1026

    Recycling Thermal Cash Register Receipts Contaminates Paper Products with BPA — Science Daily, 2011.1026

    Water Use Rising Faster Than World Population — Reuters, 2011.1025

    USGBC Announces Top Green Residential Projects of 2011 — MNN, 2011.1020

    SCI and USGBC to Develop Products for LEED Online — Todays Facility manager, 2011.1020

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