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New York's Tallest Building Is Now One of Its Greenest

The Empire State Building is perhaps best remembered as the site of King Kong's last stand, but in real life, the monkey on the building's back wasn't a giant gorilla -- it was a giant electricity bill. But that was before one of the most remarkable green renovations ever undertaken.

A Growing Role for Tourism in Sustainable Development

In a somewhat surprising report, The U.N. Environment Programme says one of the most promising green industries -- at least when it comes to creating economic growth, reducing poverty, fueling job creation and addressing major environmental challenges -- turns out to be tourism.

How to Choose a 'Green' Cat Litter

Flushable "green" kitty litter isn't green if you flush it down the toilet, as we recently noted, and ordinary clay litter requires mining land for...

The Mideast's Favorable Breeze for Wind Power

With oil prices soaring on Mideast turmoil, alternative energy sources such as wind are again drawing the public's attention. But wind technology hasn't been standing still: Its power output worldwide jumped by 22% last year. However, it's still nowhere near replacing oil.

Five Products Facing Consumer Backlash

Consumer history is littered with products, gadgets and items that consumers love to love, only to later hate them. Remember margarine, the Atkins...

Are 'Green' Cleaners Really Green?

Supposedly "green" cleaners may not be as green as you think. You're probably being exposed to chemicals even if you're using presumably eco-friendly...

Some OPEC Members Push for $100 a Barrel Oil

Some OPEC members want oil prices to rise to $100 a barrel to offset the decline in the dollar. The value of the dollar, which has slipped 13% since June against major world currencies, means that the "real price" of oil is about $20 less than current levels, Venezuela%u2019s Energy and Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez said after Thursday%u2019s OPEC meeting in Vienna.

EPA to Raise Limit on Ethanol Concentration in Gasoline

The government will raise the limit on ethanol concentration in gasoline for some cars. The Environmental Protection Agency will raise the limit to as much as 15%, from the current 10%, for vehicles made in 2007 or later, Bloomberg News said without naming its sources.

FTC Proposes Tighter Standards for 'Green' Products

Companies that claim to be environmentally friendly or say their products have certain so-called "green" benefits may face more stringent requirements as far as showing proof of such claims, the Federal Trade Commission said today.