November 2007

Recycling

November 30, 2007

I came across Superuse recently and I got very excited about what I saw. The website is a meeting point for artists and craftspeople who produce work out of recycled material. Viwers can then rate their works and visit artists’ individual websites, which is great fun and very inspirational. I was amazed at the creativity […]

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Google’s renewable energy initiative

November 28, 2007

Google today announced its strategic initiative to develop electricity from renewable energy sources that will be cheaper than electricity produced from coal. The newly created initiative, known as R< EC, will focus initially on advanced solar thermal power, wind power technologies, enhanced geothermal systems and other potential breakthrough technologies. In 2008, Google expects to spend […]

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Biofuels

November 28, 2007

The sustainability of biofuels was in the spotlight last week as industry leaders and environmentalists met in Kuala Lumpur on 21 and 22 November to create strict green parameters so that palm oil producers could label their products as eco-friendly. Palm plantations in Southeast Asia have been the cause of much concern as it has […]

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Saving the Environment at Home: Postal Spam.

November 27, 2007

Television was supposed to take over movies. Air travel was supposed to take over trains. Computers were supposed to reduce the use of paper. The fact is that none of it ever happened. Movies are doing fine, trains are supposed to increase because they are more efficient than air traveling, and computers actually increased the […]

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Carbon emissions and climate change

November 26, 2007

A recent report from the International Energy Agency and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, which in the 2007 edition looks at energy-hungry China and India warns that a gargantuan switch to burning coal will make it harder to limit global warming in the coming 25 years. According to an article in the New […]

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