FEATURE ARTICLE

Which Grass is Greener? Comparing Natural and Artificial Turf

The lawn has come to symbolize America even more than apple pie. But a dark side lurks behind the lawn; irrigation, pesticides, fertilizers, and regular mowing have made the typical lawn an environmental disaster. Some see a solution in artificial turf, but could plastic grass really be greener than the real thing?

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Green Building News

Pentagon Warns About Rapid Climate Change

A recent Department of Defense report explores the potentially catastrophic national-security implications of rapid climate change.

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New Center for Green Building Research Proposed

The Electric Power Research Institute and Lawrence Berkeley Lab plan a research center to study the environmental and health benefits of green buildings.

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Six Green-Solutions Companies Form a Sustainability Consortium

Philips Lighting, Forbo Flooring, the Invironmentalists, Johnson Controls, Johnson Diversey, and Milliken Carpets have teamed up to form the Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments.

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Product News & Reviews

Solar- and Wind-Powered Outdoor Lighting from MoonCell

This light fixture provides off-grid illumination using both solar and wind power.

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Newsbriefs

Ad Council Launches "Energy Hog Buster" Campaign

PBS to Air "Energy Wise Healthy Home"

NAHB Announces Stakeholders in Green Home Guidelines

U.S. Life Cycle Inventory Database Made Public

Greenbuild 2004 Invited Presentations

Oscar J. Boldt Green Construction Trailer

AstroPower Sold to GE and other PV News

LEED HCFC and PVC Stakeholder Meetings

April 2004

Volume 13, Number 4