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Environment&Ecology: Best & Worst Cities For Parks, Obama's Better Building Goal For 2020


Best and Worst Cities for Public Parks 

NRDC Switchboard


In Minneapolis, the Trust for Public Land (TPL)'s highest-rated big city for public parks, 95 percent of residents (including roughly the same portion of low-income residents) live within a ten-minute walk of a city park.

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Obama's Better Building Goal for 2020 On Track 

Sustainable Industries


New numbers released by President Obama's Better Buildings Challenge show challenge partners have improved facility energy efficiency by more than 2.5 percent per year on average compared to their baseline years - equal to roughly $58 million in annual energy savings.

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