Your cheap sweater's real cost

Read the full story in the Chicago Tribune. Part 1 of a special Tribune report on China's environmental impact. This is the story of how your sweater pollutes the air you breathe--and how the rise of China shapes the world. Part 2 in the series: The hidden cost of your hardwood floor Part 3 in …

Dell expands its computer recycling program

Read the full story in Waste Age. Round Rock, Texas-based computer manufacturer Dell today announced that it has expanded its free computer recycling program to accommodate several new markets around the world. As part of its take-back program, the company promises to recycle any Dell-branded computer or peripheral free of charge and without requiring an …

The latest issue of GreenBuzz

For a full-color, graphic version of this newsletter, go to http://www.greenbiz.com/enewsletter. Airlines Toss Enough Cans Each Year to Build Fleet of Airliners, Says Study http://www.greenbiz.com/news/news_third.cfm?NewsID=34362 According to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), some airports and the airlines that use them are finding creative solutions that pay significant financial dividends while …

Wood Boilers Cut Heating Bills. The Rub? Secondhand Smoke.

Read the full story in the New York Times. Their owners proudly proclaim that they reduce dependence on foreign oil — and save thousands of dollars on heating bills each year. Neighbors say that they create smoke so thick that children cannot play outside, and that it seeps into homes, irritating eyes and throats and …

Special Research Grants Program – Pest Management Alternatives

Read the full solicitation. The Special Research Grants Program - Pest Management Alternatives Research (PMAP) supports projects that develop and implement integrated pest management practices, tactics and systems for specific pest problems while reducing human and environmental risks. Potential applicants should note that the PMAP Request for Applications outlines research, and in some cases outreach, …

The Great Green Leap Forward: Energy-Hungry China and India Leapfrog to the Front of the Global Green Building Movement

Read the full story in E: The Environmental Magazine. The glossy promotional brochure for DSK Vishwa, a new 6,000-unit housing development on the gentle hills surrounding the hub city of Pune, contained an appeal not typically pitched to the aspiring middle-class Indian: a “rain water harvesting channel.” India’s exploding housing sector in high-tech centers like …