Lifestyle

Musicians Spread the Enviro Vibe
September 14, 2007 04:07 PM - http://www.policyinnovations.org/

Policy Innovations talks with Evan O'Neil and Brian Allenby of Reverb about the carbon offset market and how musicians are reducing their environmental footprint. Brian, the entertainment community is really taking the lead on environmental issues in the United States. How does Reverb help the artists themselves go green? Brian Allenby: Reverb works with artists on a number of fronts. The main goal is to make their tours and concerts carbon neutral—balancing out the waste and energy use with biodiesel for vehicles and generators, biodegradable catering supplies, recycling, and efficiency measures. And, of course, there's the band merchandise, which is made with organic cotton and bamboo fiber.

Alaskans Flee Village Under Flood Threat
September 14, 2007 07:13 AM - Jeannette J. Lee -Associated Press

More than half the residents of an isolated Arctic village were evacuated as storm surges threatened to flood their slender barrier island Thursday, the latest chapter in their losing battle against the sea. With no road system within hundreds of miles of Kivalina, about 100 people, mostly seniors and children, boarded small propeller planes to the regional hub city of Kotzebue.

Window to Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change Closing.
September 14, 2007 07:06 AM - , Worldwatch Institute

Consumption of energy and many other critical resources is consistently breaking records, disrupting the climate and undermining life on the planet, according to the latest Worldwatch Institute report, Vital Signs 2007-2008. The 44 trends tracked in Vital Signs illustrate the urgent need to check consumption of energy and other resources that are contributing to the climate crisis, starting with the largest polluter, the United States, which accounted for over 21 percent of global carbon emissions from fossil fuel burning in 2005

New Sumatra quakes rock Indonesia
September 14, 2007 06:58 AM - Ahmad Pathoni -Reuters

Frightened residents on Indonesia's Sumatra island huddled in tents outside their damaged homes on Friday, traumatized by the latest of more than 40 aftershocks since a huge earthquake struck two days ago. Indonesia's meteorology agency issued on Friday the latest in a series of tsunami warnings after another strong quake in Sumatra, although it was lifted about an hour later.

Rave Reviews: Green ... Period.
September 13, 2007 08:56 AM - , Greenloop Fashions

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Tribe Apologizes for Whale Shooting
September 13, 2007 08:10 AM - Matthew Daly -Associated Press

Leaders of the Makah Tribe apologized to federal officials and members of Congress on Wednesday for the unauthorized killing of a gray whale off the coast of Washington state. At separate meetings with the state's senators and officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, tribal leaders condemned the illegal whale hunt. It has drawn international attention to the tribe's efforts to revive its traditional right to whale hunting.

Eating Less Meat May Slow Climate Change
September 13, 2007 07:19 AM - Associated Press

Eating less meat could help slow global warming by reducing the number of livestock and thereby decreasing the amount of methane flatulence from the animals, scientists said on Thursday.

Short term cell phone use safe: children may face greater risk
September 13, 2007 07:07 AM - Reuters

Cellular phones do not pose short-term health risks, but it remains too soon to say whether they can cause brain cancer or whether children face greater risks than adults, British scientists said on Wednesday.

Russia, China, India Top Worst-Polluted List
September 13, 2007 06:59 AM - Timothy Gardner -Reuters

Four of the world's 10 most polluted places are in Russia and two former Soviet republics, an independent environmental group said in a report released on Wednesday. Encompassing seven countries, the top 10 sites may cause some 12 million people to suffer health problems ranging from asthma and other respiratory ailments to birth defects and premature death, the New York-based Blacksmith Institute said.

UK political parties fall short of Green Standard, says WWF
September 13, 2007 06:51 AM - WWF -UK

WWF has joined forces with eight leading environmental organisations, representing over five million supporters, to publish a definitive assessment of the three main political parties' green credentials.

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