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[ The Environmental Cost Of Growing Food ]

Economists are working on ways to put a price on the environmental damage of growing food. Take sugar: Half of what we eat comes from beets, half from cane. Each has an impact, in very different ways.…

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[ Sugar Vs. Sugar: Which Crop Is More Environmentally Friendly? ]

Sugar is sugar, but it comes from very different crops. Half of the U.S. supply comes from sugar cane in the tropics and half from sugar beets, which grow where it’s cold. NPR explores whether one version is better for the environment than the other.…

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[ China To Issue Feed-in Tariff for Concentrating Solar Power Plants ]

Recently, Liang Zhipeng, Deputy Director of New Energy and Renewable Energy Department, China National Energy Administration disclosed, China CSP demonstration projects list with total 1 GW capacity and FIT will be formally issued soon. The suggested FIT given by National Energy Administration shouldn’t be less than RMB1.18/ kWh.

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[ Difficult Choices: Protecting Eagles, Advancing Wind Projects ]

On April 29, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Eagle Take Permits (ETP) for the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre (CCSMP) Phase I wind energy project in Carbon County, Wyo. The project, which would affect over 4,000 acres, with 500 turbines, would be one of the world’s largest energy projects.

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[ Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2016: Spring Forward ]

March and April were months of recovery for the broad market and for clean energy income stocks, but most clean energy stocks failed to participate in the rally.  By design, my Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2016 model portfolio is heavily weighted towards income, recovering 9 percent in March and 6 percent in April so that it is now back in the black, up 0.8 percent year to date. 

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How would you like to volunteer in the Mid-South?

Planting trees at Shelby Farms Park
Cleaning up McKellar Lake with Living Lands and Waters
Planting community gardens with GrowMemphis
Cleaning litter with Memphis City Beautiful

Where can I drop off recycling?

Five recycling drop-off centers are available for residents and businesses not serviced by City of Memphis Sold Waste Management.

  • Downtown – Located in the gravel parking area on Mud Island Drive at the North entrance to Mud Island Park.
  • East Memphis – Located on Moore Ed, just south of the Shelby Showplace Arena at the Agricenter International.
  • Midtown – Located on the corner of Cooper and Walker at the First Congregational Church.
  • Southeast – Located at the Hickory Hill Community Center at 3910 Ridgeway.
  • ReCommunity – 3197 Farrisview Blvd., located off American Way just west of Lamar intersection. Place recycling material in carts located just outside the gate.