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Tag Archives: going green

Earth Day: USACE Going Green

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is building green, but did you know that it has one of the largest environmental restoration and sustainability roles in the federal government?

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The Great Green Fleet

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus discussed the importance of the great green fleet at Boston Navy Week.  He talked about this year’s demonstration at this years Rim of the Pacific exercise. “The carrier and the submarine will be running on nuclear power, but everything else; the aircraft, the surface combatants, will be on a 50/50 blend of regular aviation …

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The Environment Becomes A National Security Concern

Climate and environmental change are emerging as national security threats that weigh heavily in the Pentagon’s new strategy, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told an environmental group. “The area of climate change has a dramatic impact on national security,” Panetta said here at a reception hosted by the Environmental Defense Fund to honor the Defense Department in advancing clean energy …

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Going Green: Afghan Agriculture

It is not the biggest farm in Afghanistan, but it is one of the newest and perhaps, one of the more experimental. Tucked away next to a shaded break area and concrete bunker on the east side of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District -South compound on Kandahar Airfield, half of a 300-gallon plastic water tank sits …

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Going Green: Soldiers Pay It Forward

Pfc. Darius Delafoisse knows there are two types of soldier: The one people see on TV and in movies, and the one that actually exists. But with rakes, brooms, pruners and tiny shovels in hand, the latter can sometimes come as a surprise to the public. “A lot of people think the military is just all about killing,” said Delafoisse, …

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