- Foreign born Indians are returning to India with their western university degrees and hopes to instill environmental ethics into the Indian public before its too late.
- Washington D.C. will become first U.S. city to introduce automated bicycle-sharing program. Transportation officials hope the program will reduce stress on transit systems.
- Bidets could be a solution for people in the US to reduce their toilet paper use. While they are very popular in other parts of the world, bidets haven’t caught on here in the states. Treehugger looks at an economical one that can be attached to your to toilet at home without need for a separate unit.
- In one county in Georgia, there is no problem with drought due to the use of a wetland wastewater treatment system in use that eventually discharges water into the drinking water reservoir for the county.
- The New York Times has a discussion surrounding greenhouse gas emissions associated with air travel and whether or not biofuels should be pursued to supplement kerosene as a jet fuel.
- Chinese automakers are gearing up to make (relatively) affordable hybrid cars, around $10,000 a pop, which is approximately the going rate for regular automobiles in China. Could these make it to the US?
- Is global warming really happening? The EPA must think so because it is looking at how to manage water supplies with the onset of climate change and a warming planet.
- United Arab Emirates may have one of the largest oil reserves in the world, but they realize that it won’t be around forever, so part of the motivation for building a carbon neutral city is to have a leg up on the alternative energy field in the future.
- Could superconductors help combat global warming? A huge amount of power generated at power plants are lost during the transmission process, but superconductors lose almost no energy and don’t emit EMF, so they could be worth the cost.
Photo of a wastewater treatment wetland in Clayton County, Georgia from NPR.