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New Wood Construction Technology Gets Boost

At the Wood Solutions Fair, Oregon BEST today announced a new round of commercialization funding that will team southern Oregon-based DR Johnson Lumber Co. with Oregon State University researchers to determine how a new engineered building material made from lumber… Read More

Sweden’s Environmental Leadership

Dear EarthTalk: I recently heard that Sweden is the greenest country in the world. Is this true and, if so, by what standards? And where does the U.S. rank?                    — Raul Swain, New York, NY It’s true that Sweden came… Read More

Top 10 Greenest Countries in the World

How green is your native land? The 4th edition of the Global Green Economy Index, produced by private U.S.-based consultancy Dual Citizen LLC, has just been released, and you can look it up. The index provides an in-depth look at… Read More

Can Algae Power Our World?

It has often been used as a farmland fertilizer, and in some communities it is eaten as a vegetable, but now researchers believe that seaweed could power our cars and heat our homes too. The seaweed is being scooped up… Read More

How to save energy by using LED lights

LED lights are used in industry, home, outdoor and other applications for efficient and energy saving lighting. When compared to the luminaries that are traditionally used, such as incandescent and fluorescent lighting, LED lights have significantly higher efficiency and energy… Read More