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Pedestrian Power

Las Vegas has arranged to install some streetlights that will be powered by pedestrians walking on kinetic energy pads on the sidewalk.

Window Pain

As many as one billion migrating birds die annually when they collide with glass windows in the United States.

Get Outside

REI, the outdoor outfitter, is closing its stores on Black Friday and urging Americans to hit the trail instead of the shopping mall that day.

Oil Spoil

Thrown-out cooking grease can suffocate animals, befoul shorelines and clog water treatment plants, but disposing of it properly protects both the environment and home plumbing.

Getting Greener

Wind, solar, hydro and wood pellet burning generated 50.7 percent of the United Kingdom’s electricity on June 7, a significant marker of in use of renewable energy sources.

Eco Sneakers

With a compostable sneaker made of cotton and corn, Reebok is moving to reduce the negative impact of shoes on the environment.

Saving Salmon

In response to a Native American tribal lawsuit, a court has ordered Washington State to remove culverts that block salmon from passing beneath roads.

Resource Saver

Building biodegradable bricks built with sand and bacteria depositing chemicals similar to the way coral grows is proving to be more energy efficient than cement manufacturing.

American Roots

In a move respectful of Native American history, some Oklahoma communities have changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Migrating Trees

Three-quarters of American tree species have shifted to the West since 1980 due to dryer conditions in the East and changing rainfall patterns.