Are You Living With Household Hazardous Waste?

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Mention household hazardous waste, and most people think of it as a contemporary problem. It is, but the household hazardous waste disposal problem has roots centuries old. Contaminants and the rapid spread of bacteria became everyday urban problems by the seventeenth century. Today, however, the problem of household hazardous waste has become more acute due […]

Dirty Gold: What is the Environmental Impact of Gold Mines?

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“Dirty” gold is a term used to describe gold that is mined in an unsustainable, environmentally irresponsible way. Unfortunately, gold is one of the “dirtiest” metals to mine, requiring large amounts of toxic chemicals and generating tons of waste. Here are some of the effects of dirty gold mining practices.

Leading the Global Clean Energy Economy

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“The United States is currently importing about 70 percent of its renewable energy systems and components,” said Phil Angelides, chairman of the Apollo Alliance. “If that trend continues, we stand to lose out on estimated 100,000 clean energy manufacturing jobs by 2015, and nearly 250,000 by 2030. This country needs a comprehensive clean-energy economic development […]

$10 Million Recovery Act Funding: Green Jobs Corps to Help State Economy, At-Risk Youth and Green Industries

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Pushing American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funding into the California economy quickly and with accountability and transparency, the California Recovery Task Force announced the availability of up to $10 million in Recovery Act funding for job training grants within the Governor’s newly created California Green Jobs Corps.  “We are pumping Recovery Act Funds into […]