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Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Low

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jul 11, 2016 2:47:38 PM

Record heat and ‘Arctic Amplification’ is causing sea ice in the Arctic to melt at alarming rates.

Scientists have known for years that melting ice in the Artic is causing sea levels to rise.  What they recently discovered, however, is that a phenomenon called ‘Artic Amplification’—the exacerbation of melting ice caused by rising temperatures—has created large areas of dark, open water that quickly absorb warmth from the sun, causing the ice to melt even faster (in contrast, white frozen ice reflects sunlight back into space.) 

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Millennials Rising: Transit-Oriented Development

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jul 6, 2016 3:08:24 PM

The next generation of homebuyers will insist on cleaner, quieter modes of travel.

MILLENNIALS ARE A huge part of the rental market and are becoming a major part of the buying market. In fact, the largest percentage (32 percent) of all homebuyers are millennials, according to a 2015 report by the National Association of Realtors.

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Energy Tips

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jun 28, 2016 9:18:17 PM

There are plenty of ways to reduce energy use and, consequently, save money.

These simple steps from NV Energy don't cost a thing, but can potentially save you 10 to 25% on your monthly energy bill.

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Utilities Can Supercharge the EV Market

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jun 22, 2016 7:42:12 AM

The Natural Resources Defense Council calls on utilities to deploy more charging stations and raise awareness of the benefits of electric vehicles.

According to the NRDC, America's utilities are uniquely positioned to help the EV market with more charging stations, increasing awareness of the benefits of EVs, and providing incentives to charge cars at times that benefit the the grid.

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Unraveling Scalia: Anti-Mercury Pollution Law Will Likely Go Into Affect Now That the Most Vocal Anti-Regulatory Justice is Gone

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jun 15, 2016 12:21:42 PM

Important public health safeguards are finally going into effect, now that the Supreme Court has lost its most bombastic corporate defender.

Mercury pollution is a subject that affects us directly here in the State of Maine. The level of mercury found in our seafood--a key part of our small economy, keeps increasing. Most of it comes from coal-fired power plants far to the west of our state,Here's what the Maine DEP says about mercury pollution:

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