Tag: Ray LaHood

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 14

Written by | April 14th, 2010

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What’s cool and green and read all over? Well, duh:

  1. Is this real life? A three-story building made of recycled plastic bottles was just unveiled in Taiwan. (Treehugger)
  2. Just how green are Obama’s rumored picks for the Supreme Court? (Grist)
  3. A new study finds that Canada’s Devon Island ice cap is melting way, way too fast. (LA Times Greenspace)
  4. Apparently, going paperless might not always be the greenest option. (GreenBiz)
  5. Bikes are just as important as cars, says US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. (Ensue backlash.) (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 6

Written by | April 6th, 2010

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Hey, don’t doctors recommend you get at least five servings of greens per day? Well, if green news counts, we’ve got you covered right here:

  1. One potential way to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes: pelicans. (Treehugger)
  2. Ray LaHood, U.S. secretary of transportation, says Americans want alternatives to driving, like walking and biking– and that new transportation policies will reflect that. (Green Inc.)
  3. One volunteer is responsible for planting thousands of trees over 30 years in not-so-leafy San Francisco. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. A new study indicates that we might want to start taking offshore wind energy seriously. (Wired)
  5. The jury’s still out on whether health care reform will lead to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. (CleanTechnica)

High-Speed Rail (or, Why Conservation Can’t Afford To Be Conservative)

Written by | May 20th, 2009

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Ray LaHood, President Obama’s transportation secretary, recently pledged to remake the nation’s transportation system, with the key goal of making it more environmentally sustainable. As part of that, Obama has promised to put down $8 billion to start construction of a high-speed intercity rail network. This investment is something that’s long overdue, and would correct […]

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