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03/19/2009 08:18 PM     print story email story      

Podcast: Green Week in Review - March 20, 2009

The Green Week in Review is a podcast, hosted by SustainableBusiness.com News Editor Bart King. It's posted every Friday morning and is about 15 minutes long. You can listen to it through your browser or download it to a portable MP3 player. Sign up for our General News RSS Feed and it will be automatically downloaded to your computer's media player each week.

In this week's show...

The U.S. EPA announced that it will begin monitoring air quality around schools, particularly near industrial and high-traffic areas.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a partnership to streamline weatherization programs. 

The Obama administration announced it would turn back changes to the endangered species act made by the Bush Administration.

Green jobs advocate Van Jones began work with the Obama administration.

The EPA proposed the first nationwide system for industry reporting of greenhouse gas emissions.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar issued an order to make renewable energy a top priority, and the DOI and FERC are working through a turf war that affects offshore wind and wave energy.

The nomination of Gary Locke for commerce secretary was confirmed by Senate committee.

Also, a report that investigates how water shortages related to climate change will affect numerous industries.

And an editorial on how carbon capture and sequestration is a continuation of bad habits.

Plus, as always, a quick review of top cleantech stories from the week. 

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