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The Green Life: Grapevine

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March 27, 2007


Boulder, Colorado, voters passed the country's first carbon tax last November. Residents and businesses will be charged based on their electricity use, with the average household paying about $1.50 per month. * Google is putting more than 9,200 solar panels on its Silicon Valley office complex, the largest installation on any U.S. corporate campus. * Travelers making plans on expedia.com and travelocity.com can now buy carbon offsets for their flights, hotels, and rental cars. * The Weather Channel has a new weekly series, The Climate Code, and Web site, climate.weather.com, devoted to global warming. * Reality TV is getting into the green act too: In February, PBS's This Old House began airing a series on an ecofriendly renovation of an Austin home, while actor Leonardo DiCaprio's proposed E-topia would transform an entire town.


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