May 2008

Drive Thru’s: Saving time and energy

May 30, 2008

I have to admit that I do have a fast food habit. In the mornings when I am running to work and do not feel like organic oatmeal, I go to McDonald’s. The last two times I went, I did an experiment. I did not go through the drive thru. I stopped the car and […]

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The culture of waste

May 30, 2008

A research published by a British organization called WRAP, which works towards reducing waste and increasing recycling, has come up with tragic information about consumption in the UK. The study of 2,138 households found that people are needlessly throwing away 3.6m tonnes of food each year in England and Wales. WRAP found that salad, fruit […]

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Apple may go solar

May 28, 2008

The internet is abuzz with reports that Apple may integrate solar cells into its portable devices by placing them underneath the layers of a touch-sensitive display. The New York Times writes that a patent called ‘Solar cells on portable devices’ was filed by employees. Indeed, solar power would add new meaning to the word portable […]

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UN’s climate program plagued with corruption

May 26, 2008

The London’s Guardian reports today that “billions of pounds are being wasted in paying industries in developing countries to reduce climate change emissions, according to two analysis of the UN’s carbon offsetting programme. “Leading academics and watchdog groups allege that the UN’s main offset fund is being routinely abused by chemical, wind, gas and hydro […]

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Who do we remember this memorial day?

May 25, 2008

There have been many soldiers who have died and many others who have been physically and psychically injured. My thoughts always go out to them, on more days than this one. But I want to remember some others who have died. Every coal miner buried under tons of rock. (Over 6,000 in China alone) Every […]

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