Green features

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  • From the arid deserts of Tucson, Arizona to the icy forests of Poori, Finland to the tropical beaches of New South Wales, Australia to the urban jungle of downtown Manhattan, critics Alanna Stang and Christopher Hawthorne have traveled to the farthest reaches of the globe to find all that is new in the design of sustainable, or "green," homes. The result: more than thirty-five residences in fifteen countries -- and nearly every conceivable natural environment -- designed by a combination of star architects and heretofore unknown practitioners....

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  • Initially, buying green power in competitive retail markets entailed switching electricity service from the incumbent utility to a green power supplier. However, with few exceptions, green power marketers have found it difficult to compete or to persuade customers to switch suppliers. As a remedy, a number of states now require default suppliers (which are often the incumbent distribution utilities) to offer green power options to their customers.

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  • Research shows that sensational news stories as well as popular romance novels often feature themes related to important topics in evolutionary psychology. In the first of four studies described in this paper we examined the song lyrics from three Billboard charts: Country, Pop, and R&B. A content analysis of the lyrics revealed 18 reproductive themes that read like an outline for a course in evolutionary psychology. Approximately 92% of the 174 songs that made it into the Top Ten in 2009 contained one or more reproductive messages, with an average of 10.49 reproductive...

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  • Utility green pricing sales continue to exhibit some growth, but growth has slowed in the past two years, in particular. Collectively, utilities in regulated electricity markets sold about 4.8 billion kWh of green power to customers in 2008 (Table 9). Green pricing program sales to all customer classes grew by 11% in 2008, compared to rates ranging from 26% to 56% in recent years (Table 9 and Figure 4). The loss of the FPL program had a noticeable impact on sales. Without the termination of the FPL program, utility green pricing program sales would have grown at a rate of...

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  • Synthetic polymers are essential for modern human life, since they are used in industrial and agricultural fields. However, most synthetic polymers that have been developed by using petroleum and coal as raw materials are not compatible with the environment, since they cannot be included in the natural recycling system. There are serious contradictions between the convenience that people require today and compatibility with the natural environment. It is easy to say that we should use only natural materials in order to solve the problems coming from man-made materials.

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  • There is growing recognition of the large health and productivity costs imposed by poor indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in commercial buildings—estimated variously at up to hundreds of billions of dollars per year. This is not surprising as people spend 90% of their time indoors, and the concentration of pollutants indoors is typically higher than outdoors, sometimes by as much as 10 or even 100 times. 6 The relationship between worker comfort/pro- ductivity and building design/operation is com- plicated.

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  • A second feature of stock market return volatility which has received considerable attention is the fact that stock return volatility has a transitory (rapid decay) and a more permanent (slow decay) component. It was noted that real data on stock return has a longer memory in volatility than the one GARCH models suggest. This observation lead to the development of the component GARCH (CGARCH) models by Ding and Granger (1996) and Engle and Lee (1999).

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  • The Climate Bonds Initiative argues for green bond issuance at investment grade ratings, consistent with risk/return profiles with existing asset allocation requirements, rather than suggesting a premium (or penalty) rate for the bonds. They propose that governments and IFIs step in to enhance fixed income offerings tied to climate change solutions to ensure investment grade is achieved.

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  • Soon, Frankie’s Fifth Floor Pizzeria opened in the 900 Shops offering Sardinian and Tavern Pizzas to order. Frankie’s Scaloppine opened next to Frankie’s Fifth Floor Pizzeria, a neighborhood Italian restaurant featuring chicken, veal and vegetable scaloppini. Also that year, with Wow Bao being so well received, the third location opened at State and Lake in the Chicago Theater District.

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  • The international debt securities market2 brings together borrowers and lenders with diverse risk profiles and risk appetites. This special feature investigates the determinants of the currency denomination of international debt issuance. Specifically, it examines the share of aggregate issuance of international bonds and notes that is denominated in selected currencies, and estimates the impact on these currency shares of a number of plausible factors.

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  • This paper presents our implemented computational model for interpreting and generating indirect answers to Yes-No questions. Its main features are 1) a discourse-plan-based approach to implicature, 2) a reversible architecture for generation and interpretation, 3) a hybrid reasoning model that employs both plan inference and logical inference, and 4) use of stimulus conditions to model a speaker's motivation for providing appropriate, unrequested information.

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  • Chapter 11 - Greener meeting and event marketing. After studying this chapter you will be able to understand: How to define features, benefits, and values to create an offer for your meeting or event, how various demographic segments perceive greener meetings and events, how to use online media and social networking to connect to attendees,…

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  • Use vocabulary relating to the topic (features of environment, environmental problems, green issues).

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  • Part One Chapter I Scarlett O’Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were. In her face were too sharply blended the delicate features of her mother, a Coast aristocrat of French descent, and the heavy ones of her florid Irish father. But it was an arresting face, pointed of chin, square of jaw. Her eyes were pale green without a touch of hazel, starred with bristly black lashes and slightly tilted at the ends. Above them, her thick black brows slanted upward, cutting a startling oblique line in her...

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  • Thus, to date, women have not featured prominently as business leaders within the veterinary profession, nor have they been perceived as potential entrepreneurs or innovators. This point is particularly important, because based on what we know about women and business ownership/entrepreneurship generally (see, for example, Brush, 1997; Brush, Carter, Gatewood, Green & Hart, 2001; Henry & Treanor, 2010), it is unlikely that current levels of veterinary entrepreneurship will be maintained or, indeed, increased in a female dominated veterinary sector. ...

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  • Have you ever needed to find a public golf course, immediately? Ever wished you could hold those critical out-oftown business meetings on the links, if only you knew where they were? Or have you even just wanted to get away and find a game between meetings, while on the road? The Golf Course Locator is the book you’ve been waiting for. Featuring greens from coast to coast, sorted by City & State, proximity to both airports and the nation’s leading companies and law firms, this book will help you zonein on the perfect course to meet your needs.

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  • The authors and publisher are pleased to present the twentyeighth edition of Harper’s Illustrated Biochemistry. This edition features for the first time multiple color images, many entirely new, that vividly emphasize the ever-increasing complexity of biochemical knowledge. The cover picture of green fluorescent protein (GFP), which recognizes the award of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Martin Chalfie, Roger Y. Tsien, and Osamu Shimomura, reflects the book’s emphasis on new developments.

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  • Facebook’s popularity is skyrocketing, drawing more than 400 million people to this combination online village green, personal website creator, and souped-up address book. But one thing you won’t get when signing up is a printed manual. Enter Facebook: The Missing Manual, Second Edition — the witty, authoritative guide you need, now revised and updated to include all of Facebook’s latest features. Coverage includes: Getting started, getting connected. Signing up is easy, but the real payoff comes when you tap into networks of coworkers, classmates, and friends.

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  • Sweden's government has published its budget proposal for 2005 re-confirming its "strategy for transforming Sweden into an ecologically sustainable society". The budget's key environmental feature is a continuation of the country's ambitious green tax shift program. In 2005, the increase in environmental taxes will total about SKr 3.3 billion (€364m). Many of these will fall on road transport, including increases averaging SKr 340 and SKr 100 in vehicle taxes on petrol-driven and diesel-driven cars respectively. Vehicle taxes on light trucks and light buses will rise by 40%.

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  • Ideal for users studying business and key practices, BUSINESS, 11E is a best-selling introductory text featuring current, comprehensive survey of the functional areas of business: management, marketing, accounting, finance, and information technology. Core topics include ethics and social responsibility, small business concerns, and global issues. New coverage in this edition closely examines cutting-edge topics like the impact of the economic and political climate on business, green and socially responsible business, and sustainability. ...

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