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Ecology green mortgages buck the trend – highest monthly gross lending levels recorded since 2007 – PRLog (free press release)

PRLog (Press Release) – Nov 12, 2010 – As providers of the UK’s first green mortgages, and funded by the savings of its ethically minded members, Ecology Building Society is delighted to report exceptional recent lending figures. The Society saw its …
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Beketov makes surprise appearance in most recent Moscow rally for press and environmental freedoms

Mikail Beketov, the Russian environmental and investigative reporter suffering from brain-damage and confined to a wheelchair after a 2008 attack made an unprecedented appearance Sunday at a Moscow rally on Pushkin Square demanding Kremlin answers to a spate of recent anti-media attacks, one of several such recent gatherings, press reports said.
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Official: Bad environment delays rescue – United Press International

GREYMOUTH, New Zealand, Nov. 22 (UPI) — Police acknowledged for the first time Monday that deaths may have occurred in last week’s mine explosion in New Zealand in which 29 workers were trapped. Police Superintendent Gary Knowles said during a news …
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ANN ARBOR: Ecology Center celebrates 40 years with Van Jones – Heritage

The Ecology Center celebrated its 40th anniversary Wednesday with a birthday celebration at the Michigan League, complete with a silent auction and keynote speaker Van Jones. The Ecology Center, which was founded in 1970, has had an environmental impact of …
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Cash Prize for Environmental Help Goes Unawarded

A delay in awarding a $25 million prize illustrates how even the most generous incentives for finding ways of capturing gases linked to global warming may prove ineffective.
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Cuts hurt New York environment department, officials say – Syracuse Post-Standard

ALBANY, N.Y. — Budget and staffing cuts were hurting the ability of the Department of Environmental Conservation to do its job well, fired Commissioner Pete Grannis and his successor told an Assembly hearing Thursday. Gov. David Paterson fire Grannis …
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Editorial: Florida’s ecology policy – Marconews.com

Florida has a split personality when it comes to the environment. Our politicians and other government leaders tend to say one thing and then do another when it comes to the natural settings that attracted us here in the first place and sustain our water …
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Shoppers shrug off fears of toxic reusable bags

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — So you care about the environment, and you take a reusable shopping bag with you to the grocery store to avoid polluting the planet with countless plastic sacks. Now you find out your bag is made with potentially harmful lead. What’s an environmentalist to do?
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Barbara Boxer resigned to incremental progress for environment – Woodland Daily Democrat

WASHINGTON — A little more than a year ago, Sen. Barbara Boxer staged a rally on the Capitol grounds to introduce the most ambitious effort in the nation’s history to curb climate change. On Thursday, the newly re-elected Democrat and environmental …
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