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Greentech generated 4 of 5 largest Venture Capital deals in 2010

U.S. greentech startups captured four out of the five highest grossing VC rounds of 2010, according to the MoneyTree Report based on data from Thomson Reuters.

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U. S. Commerce Department invests $4.4 million to promote green energy growth in Southern Idaho

U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Fernandez said, “This EDA investment will support local businesses and strengthen the local workforce by helping to prepare College of Southern Idaho students for jobs in the state’s growing alternative energy sector.”

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Green jobs growing in California

Green jobs growing in California

The green workforce expanded 3% from January 2008 to January 2009 -– three times the growth of overall employment around the state. Standouts include the energy-generation sector, which includes renewable-energy efforts such as wind and hydropower.

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Raging waters in Australia and Brazil product of global warming

Raging waters in Australia and Brazil product of global warming

Last year tied with the warmest on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Derek Arndt, chief of NOAA's Climate Monitoring Branch in the National Climate Data Center, said 2010 was "an exclamation point on several decades of warming."

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St. Louis based Arch Coal invests in Longview port

St. Louis based Arch Coal invests in Longview port

"This issue pits the short-term financial interest of Arch Coal against the strategic and economic interests of America," said K.C. Golden, policy director for Climate Solutions. "What kind of economic future awaits our kids if Asian economies do all the manufacturing and innovating and investing while we shovel their coal?"

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