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Roundup: Green college rankings, an ethanol backlash, and a wikified electric car

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(Read caption) On July 8, Harvard University announced that it plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent from 2006 levels by 2016, even as it undertakes a major expansion of its campus.

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The Princeton Review released its first Green Rating Monday, in which it ranks 534 colleges and universities based on each school's energy use, recycling, food, buildings, transportation, course offerings, and plans to reduce greenhouse emissions. According to The New York Times, top marks go to Arizona State, Bates, Binghamton University, the College of the Atlantic, Harvard, Emory, Georgia Institute of Technology, Yale, and the Universities of New Hampshire, Oregon, and Washington.

The Monitor's Stacy Teicher Khadaroo wrote about green rankings of colleges earlier this month.


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