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Earth Day 2008: Your green resource

Whether you're a hard-nosed B school grad or an eco-minded consumer, keeping track of what's what in green tech can be a daunting task. We're here to help. (By CNET News.com's Green Tech writers)

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Earth Day 2008
Whether you're a hard-nosed business school grad or an eco-minded consumer, keeping track of what's what in green tech can be a daunting task. We're here to help point you in the right direction.

To celebrate Earth Day, NASA releases its 10 favorite photographs of Earth taken by astronauts aboard International Space Station.
April 22, 2008 8:04 AM PDT

Numbers on plastic products help to sort recyclables. But the messages on plastic bottles and other containers don't tell the whole story.
April 22, 2008 7:45 AM PDT

LED lightbulbs: Are you ready to make the switch?

High price and a strange color--those are the two factors that have kept light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, from becoming a mainstream light source. But that might change soon.
(Posted in Green Tech by Carl-Gustav Linden)
April 22, 2008 6:20 PM PDT

Want to green your job? Stay home

American Electronics Association issues an Earth Day report encouraging employers to expand telecommuting, partly to help cut carbon emissions and use of electricity.
(Posted in Green Tech by Elsa Wenzel)
April 22, 2008 4:53 PM PDT

MIT says it wants a solar 'revolution'

Institute gets a $10 million grant to develop technology to make solar power mainstream. The money will go toward fellowships as part of the Solar Revolution Project.
(Posted in Green Tech by Martin LaMonica)
April 22, 2008 7:44 AM PDT

Green companies to watch: Renewable energy

Can we electrify our way to a cleaner future? New companies commercializing old technologies are trying to make solar and wind more cost-effective.
(Posted in Green Tech by Martin LaMonica)
April 22, 2008 4:00 AM PDT

Plastic made from pig urine

Denmark's Agroplast has an idea for making bioplastics in which the feedstock is really, really cheap. Pig urine is particularly interesting because it's an environmental hazard.
(Posted in Green Tech by Michael Kanellos)
April 22, 2008 6:12 AM PDT

Earth Day ride to JFK

OZOcar offers a practical example of how green tech makes sense. The limousine company has a fleet of about 50 Toyota Prius cars that get nearly 45 mpg.
(Posted in Outside the Lines by Dan Farber)
April 22, 2008 2:59 AM PDT

Green companies to watch: Electric-power producers

Utilities are at the forefront of energy efficiency and smart-grid technology deployment--and when it comes to plug-in hybrids, the grid had better be modernized.
(Posted in Green Tech by Martin LaMonica)
April 21, 2008 9:00 PM PDT

Green companies to watch: Electric-power producers

Utilities are at the forefront of energy efficiency and smart-grid technology deployment--and when it comes to plug-in hybrids, the grid had better be modernized.
(Posted in Green Tech by Martin LaMonica)
April 21, 2008 9:00 PM PDT

Cool your house with chemical reactions

Utilities are at the forefront of energy efficiency and smart-grid technology deployment--and when it comes to plug-in hybrids, the grid had better be modernized.
(Posted in Green Tech by Michael Kanellos)
April 21, 2008 4:47 PM PDT

How to green your life

Eco-perfection is impossible, but these tools, tips, products, and procedures can help to shrink a carbon footprint, inch by inch.
(Posted in Green Tech by Elsa Wenzel)
April 21, 2008 4:00 AM PDT

Think to bring all-electric cars to U.S. next year

The Think City, a modified version of an all-electric car originally developed by Ford, is coming your way. Rev it up to 65 miles per hour!
(Posted in Green Tech by Michael Kanellos)
April 21, 2008 12:09 PM PDT

Green companies to watch: Recycling

If it smells, it sells. That could be the motto for a new wave of business efforts looking for good, new ways to use old stuff.
(Posted in Green Tech by Michael Kanellos)
April 21, 2008 10:00 AM PDT

Green companies to watch: Food and drink

You can live without electricity, but not water or food. A crop of new companies are trying to take the chemistry out of agriculture and eliminate crop pests and microbes the natural way.
(Posted in Green Tech by Michael Kanellos) April 21, 2008 8:00 AM PDT

For architects and venture capitalists, green means fancy, new homes or offices. What about everybody who already lives somewhere?
(Posted in CNET News.com Image Galleries by Martin LaMonica)
•Green homes on the cheap
April 21, 2008 7:46 AM PDT

Waste heat: The next frontier for clean-tech companies

Businesses like China Energy Recovery and Trigen Energy take that heat swirling around factories and turn it into power.
(Posted in Green Tech by Michael Kanellos)
April 21, 2008 6:30 AM PDT

Green companies to watch: Transportation

News.com reporters list the five companies leading the charge in greening up the automotive industry.
(Posted in Green Tech by Michael Kanellos)
April 21, 2008 6:00 AM PDT

Reading between the lines on labels can be tricky. But labels created by independent groups--rather than suppliers and retailers--can help identify truly eco-friendly goods.
(Posted in CNET News.com Image Galleries by Elsa Wenzel)
• A glance at green labels
April 21, 2008 4:00 AM PDT
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