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Bank of America announces $20 billion green initiative
7 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
In perhaps the largest initiative of its kind evah, Bank of America has announced a $20 billion investment in being all green and stuff over the next decade. The largest U.S. retail bank will use most of the moola to finance green-focused commercial clients, while also offering lower mortgage rates …

Twenty-year-old Montreal Protocol has helped combat global warming
7 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
It kind of sucks to be the Montreal Protocol. Not only do you lack the name recognition of your compatriot from Kyoto, you also go widely unrecognized for the work you’ve done to fight global warming. The phaseout of chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons under the Montreal treaty — negotiated in 1987 …

Umbra on incinerators vs. landfills
7 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
You do your best to reduce, reuse, and recycle, but at the end of the day you’re always left with that fourth R: refuse. Trash, that is. So is it better to send your household garbage to a smoking incinerator or a sprawling landfill? Advice maven Umbra Fisk dons her …

Vermont angling to become the green version of Silicon Valley
7 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
Vermont, which has long tussled with Maine to avoid the tag of “whitest state in the nation,” is going in search of some color — green, that is. Lending depth to its nickname, the Green Mountain State is luring eco-engineers to its verdant flanks and helping established green companies expand. …

E.U. leaders gather for summit, squabble over renewable-energy target
7 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
As European Union leaders gather for a two-day summit that starts tomorrow, one question is dominating the agenda: what exactly did the Olsen twins buy on their recent Paris shopping spree? Once that’s answered, the heads of state will move on to more mundane topics like emissions cuts and renewable …

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