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THURSDAY, JAN. 14, 2010

Green news from around the world

From deforestation doom to reforestation rejoice - 2010 could be the year of cleaner air. There was a great little story in Newsweek last week about Brazil stepping up their efforts to stop deforestation and signs that deforestation can actually be reversed. Deforestation represents about...

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MONDAY, JAN. 11, 2010

Another Green Monday

Welcome to the real-life Avatar. Or as we like to call it: Alberta. The cosmic open pit mines up north produce vast quantities of oil from their tar sands. In fact, they’ve made Canada the top foreign supplier to America, and the second-largest storehouse in...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11, 2009

Food for thought

You soon may find yourself scrolling through the nutrition facts on a food item at the grocery store to find the carbon dioxide emissions associated with the production of that particular food. "170 caloris, hmmm, not bad - .87kg of CO2 per kg of product?...

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MONDAY, NOV. 9, 2009

Another Green Monday

"But as I said, the movie is not about him. He is, rather, the surprisingly engaging vehicle for some very disturbing information." That's what A. O. Scott of The New York Times said of Al Gore's "performance" in An Inconvenient Truth in a review article...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 30, 2009

Public Hearing on greenhouse gas emissions reporting 

On March 13, 2008, Governor Christine Gregoire signed into law the Climate Action and Green Jobs bill (House Bill 2815), which authorizes Washington officials to work with the Western Climate Initiative, a partnership of six states and two Canadian provinces, to develop a regional greenhouse...

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MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009

Another Green Monday

Oh Hoopfest. This year DTE regrettably decided to watch from the sidelines as Spokane hosted the preeminent three on three basketball tournament in the world. All we could do is talk trash and make sure players decided to shoot for the recycle bins. Yes, we...

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TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009

Another Green Tuesday

There was a time not to long ago – our pre site expansion days – that our green news recap feature that you now know and love, “Another Green Monday” was featured on a Tuesday - “Another Green Tuesday” as we so brilliantly named it....

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009

Local story roundup + Lands Council letter

Lazy north Idahoans up in arms over potential drive-through ban in Sandpoint – but will they actually get off the couch to submit comments before the city council. (we had to) A proposal to prohibit drive-through services just recently passed the city's planning and zoning...

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MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2009

Another Green Monday

When it comes to events, could every month in Spokane be April? While we're bursting with energy from upcoming bike activities, Earth Day festivities, and, yes, DTE events, last Friday marked the kickoff of the 11th Annual GetLit! It’s hard to believe that five years...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 2009

CO2 emissions from the internet - A guest column

*Moderator's note* - The following post is a guest column written by one of our colleagues, and a fellow blogger, Brandon Hansen. Brandon is a journalism graduate of Eastern Washington University, where he served as the editor-in-chief (DTE's editor-in-chief) of the student newspaper, The Easterner....

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MONDAY, FEB. 16, 2009

Another Green Monday

DTE took a much-needed break over the weekend to head east over the mountains to Missoula for a Clumsy Lovers concert, and while it's good to be back in Spokane - the conditions of the air quality both here and there make us forget that...

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