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Center for Green Schools launches Green Classroom professional certificate — The Journal

The Center for Green Schools has launched the Green Classroom Professional Certificate program to teach educators, administrators, and parents about sustainable schools and classrooms.

Betting on technology to help turn consumers green

U.S. consumers tell researchers they want to buy environmentally friendly products, but so far they haven’t been doing that on a large scale. Now a host of companies and nonprofits are trying to use new technology — from smartphones to social networking — to make it easier for buyers to make the green choice.

The folly of big agriculture: Why nature always wins

Large-scale industrial agriculture depends on engineering the land to ensure the absence of natural diversity. But as the recent emergence of herbicide-tolerant weeds on U.S. farms has shown, nature ultimately finds a way to subvert uniformity and assert itself.

Can a Chinese trade group make rare earth minerals greener?

A new trade group aims to reduce environmental damage from rare earth materials, but it likely won't increase the supply of the minerals -- which cleantech and IT firms depend on -- or check soaring prices.