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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    Inside, conventional trash cans have been replaced by 300 receptacles for enhanced recycling and compost disposal.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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    TEPCO: Hydrogen from Fukushima Reactor Caused Blast — NHK World, 2011.1110

    U.S. To Delay Decision on Pipeline Until after Election — New York Times, 2011.1110

    EDF Fined for Spying on Greenpeace Nuclear Campaign — BBC News, 2011.1110

    The Empire State Building's Luster Returns — Wall Street Journal, 2011.1110

    Australia Passes Landmark Carbon Price Laws — Reuters, 2011.1109

    The Battle to Save London's Green Spaces — Telegraph (UK), 2011.1109

    Seth Stein: The Quake Killer — Nature (registration required), 2011.1109

    U.S. To Open New Areas to Offshore Drilling — New York Times, 2011.1109

    A Struggle for Power — Nature (registration required), 2011.1109

    Massive New Russian Gas Pipeline to Europe Now in Operation — ENN, 2011.1108

    Wall Street Journal Downplays Study Confirming Global Warming — Media Matters, 2011.1108

    A Lesson in Sustainable Architecture — WAN, 2011.1108

    Study Clarifies the Energy Savings in Retrofitted Buildings — New York Times, 2011.1108

    Learning from Passive House — Opinion at Miller Hull Blog, 2011.1108

    Building Retrofits: Tapping the Energy-Saving Potential — Yale 360, 2011.1107

    Making a Boeing 737 More Like a Prius — New York Times, 2011.1107

    The Dark Side of the 'Green' City — International Herald Tribune, 2011.1107

    Taming Unruly Wind Power — New York Times, 2011.1104

    Obama Advisers Fret over Pipeline's Political Risks — Reuters, 2011.1104

    LEED "Pledge" to Replace LEED Bond — Green Building Law Update, 2011.1103

    Biggest Jump Ever in Global Warming Pollution in 2010 — Climate Progress, 2011.1103

    One Million People without Power in Northeast Storm Aftermath — Reuters, 2011.1102

    Belgium to Completely Phase Out Nuclear Power by 2025 — ENN, 2011.1102

    Vertical Screen World Headquarters Earns LEED-NC Platinum — Vertical Screen Press Release, 2011.1102

    LEED Gold Goes to University of Kentucky — EarthTechling, 2011.1102

    Climate Change Imperils Global Prosperity, U.N. Warns — New York Times, 2011.1102

    Post-Tsunami 'Eco' Vision for Japan's Restart — Christian Science Monitor, 2011.1028

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