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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    Inside, conventional trash cans have been replaced by 300 receptacles for enhanced recycling and compost disposal.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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    A Long, Long Road to Recycling Nuclear Fuel — New York Times, 2011.1116

    Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Adds 16,000 Jobs and $1.6 Billion in Value to Northeast Economies — Climate Progress, 2011.1115

    Carbon Trading Initiative a Success, Study Says — New York Times, 2011.1115

    Radioactive Cesium May Have Reached Hokkaido — NHK World, 2011.1115

    Fukushima Fallout Fears over Japan Farms — BBC News, 2011.1115

    Floods, Droughts, and Air Pollution — ENN, 2011.1115

    Broadcasters Lose Their Nerve over BBC's Climate Change Programme — Click Green, 2011.1115

    UN: Governments Should Raise Funds to Help Fight Global Warming — International Business Times, 2011.1115

    Temperature Extremes 'Virtually Certain' to Rise, UN Draft Says — Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 2011.1115

    US Finland Embassy Seeks LEED Platinum — EarthTechling, 2011.1115

    Super Energy-Efficient Belfast Housing Project Gets Underway — Maine Public Broadcasting Network, 2011.1115

    Report Calls for Energy Dept. Changes — New York Times, 2011.1115

    New York Times Runs yet Another Error-Riddled Story Attacking Clean Energy — Climate Progress, 2011.1114

    Wind Electricity to Be Fully Competitive with Natural Gas by 2016 — Climate Progress, 2011.1114

    Air Pollution Linked for First Time to Droughts and Major Storms — Click Green, 2011.1114

    Climate Change: There Is No Plan B — Guardian Unlimited, 2011.1114

    Energy Star Drives House-Plan Competition — EarthTechling, 2011.1114

    Toronto Buildings That Take the LEED — The Globe and Mail, 2011.1114

    Flying on Chicken Fat — New York Times, 2011.1114

    Fukushima Maps Identify Radiation Hot Spots — Nature (registration required), 2011.1114

    Toronto Buildings That Take the LEED — Globe and Mail, 2011.1114

    Green Gut Rehab Goes Platinum — Chicago Tribune, 2011.1113

    A Town Creates Its Own Department Store — New York Times, 2011.1113

    Chinese Study Says Dam Didn't Affect Climate Change — New York Times, 2011.1113

    Devastation at Japan Site, Seen Up Close — New York Times, 2011.1113

    A Gold Rush of Subsidies in Clean Energy Search — New York Times, 2011.1112

    Fracking Firm Admits It Caused Earthquakes — Triple Pundit, 2011.1111

    First US National Green Building Code Approved! — Sustainable Business, 2011.1111

    At Unilever's Hamburg Headquarters, Sustainability Is a Side Effect — MNN, 2011.1111

    An American Look at Fukushima, Minute by Minute — New York Times, 2011.1111

    Japan Funds Projects to Clean Up Fukushima — Nature (registration required), 2011.1111

    Solar Design from MIT Does Double Duty — Matter Network, 2011.1110

    Worst of Alaska Storm over but More Surges Expected — Reuters, 2011.1110

    Climate Change Imperils Global Prosperity, UN Warns — Population Matters, 2011.1105

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