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Union Pacific Delivers Cargo Load of Innovation to Meet EPA Emissions Standards

Union Pacific Corporation, the company that owns and operates the iconic Union Pacific Railroad, has added a new locomotive to its ultra low-emission diesel fleet at the Chicago rail yard. With the addition of the new locomotive, Union Pacific has now unveiled seven of the so-called “Genset” (short for generator-set) switcher locomotives in Chicago.

New Library Going for CHPS, Dougherty + Dougherty Architects

Which Acronym is Your School Bond Money Purchasing?

Schools and the communities surrounding them are often cheerleaders for “green” building certifications, but few people know what these programs include, or why they are important. This article takes a look at two of the most popular programs—LEED for Schools, and CHPS.

DPS students learn about energy efficiency from DTE. Image credit: Detroit Public Schools

Detroit Public Schools Go Green

Detroit is not a city that most immediately equate with sustainability or environmental stewardship, but its school district has taken a huge step forward by developing an ambitious sustainability plan.

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Fast Growth in LED Industry

What and who has seen the most growth in the LED Industry in 2012? What are the factors driving this growth and what can we expect to see next from this industry?

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An Open Letter to the Chicago Transit Authority

The CTA is in need of improvements to reduce crowding, renovate dilapidated stations, make stations handicapped assessable, and eliminate slow zones. Funding these improvements through cutting service and increasing fares is unsustainable.

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Bike Friendly Baseball Stadiums: The Definitive List

Since 2004, the San Francisco Giants have offered free, secured valet parking for folks arriving via bicycle to see games (staffed by volunteers from the SF bike coalition). It’s a marvelous way to get to the stadium, far faster & cheaper than pretty much any other way, and a lot more sustainable to boot.

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Metabolix Applies Biotech to Plant-Based Economy Development

Metabolix markets two biopolymer resins: Mirel™ which is certified biodegradable and just recently announced Mvera™, a film grade product which is certified compostable. Both share the physical properties of petroleum-based resins and can be processed on existing equipment with similar productivity and post-processing techniques. These resins are made using a patented fermentation process and plant-derived sugar. Like nearly all bioplastics and organic matter, Mirel and Mvera will not biodegrade in conventional landfills due to the oxygen-deprived environment.