- The New York Times annual Year in Ideas was chock full of new green ideas from last year, such as airborne wind turbines, biodegradable coffins, and UPS’s left hand turn elimination program that is saving the company 3 million gallons of gas from less idling while waiting to turn.
- Considering the imminent drought in the American West, federal officials established an agreement with Western states last Friday regarding the ways in which three downriver states (California, Arizona and Nevada) will share the impact of water shortages.
- Andrew Martin touches on the debate about whether locally-produced food or organic food is better for the environment. A research team from the University of California at Davis is looking into the carbon footprint of food and the fact that locally-produced food isn’t always better for the environment than shipping across the country.
- As oil-rich countries’ economies grow at fast paces, the more they need to keep their oil in country rather than exporting it.
- The British government unveiled a plan that would install enough wind turbines off of their coast to power the whole country.
- Some of you may have heard about Blackle, a black-screen version of Google – turns out, it might not save that much energy (if any) afterall.
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