Students are more concerned than ever about their impact on the environment, and they demand that academic institutions share their commitment to sustainability, oftentimes beyond the minimum level of environmental compliance standards.
Since the most commonly used light bulbs will be phased out by Federal law in 2014, we will not have the choice (and freedom) to purchase them, and instead will be forced to buy more complex and expensive CFLs and LEDs for our lighting needs.
As consumers phase in the use of CFLs, they are also dealing with a number of misconceptions about the technology. The Electric Power Research Institute has addressed a number of these myths or misconceptions.
With the crisis unfolding at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, it is too soon to draw final conclusions. But watching the struggle to bring the site under control, we cannot help but wonder: What exactly is going on, and what lessons might be learned?
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