Pollution

Recycle Your Water Bottles On Your Laptop
October 30, 2008 12:19 PM - , Triple Pundit

This is a guest post by John Simonetta, owner ofProforma Green, an eco-friendly promotional items consultancy. John’s blogs are designed to keep us up to date on the “greening” of his industry. From leather to leader is how Leed’s explains it on their website. How about from bottles to briefcases? That might be a better description for Leed's line of 100% recycled promotional items made from water bottles and other recycled everyday items.

Canada keeps asbestos off trade blacklist: MP
October 30, 2008 09:58 AM - Reuters

Asbestos, the highly toxic fire retarding mineral, will not be placed on a global blacklist and will be freely traded for at least the next three years, a Canadian parliamentarian said on Thursday. Pressure from major producer Canada and several developing country importers will prevent diplomats meeting in Rome this week from adding chrysotile asbestos to a list of substances recognized as particularly hazardous, Pat Martin told Reuters.

'Carbon trading' now big business
October 30, 2008 09:52 AM - Post-Gazette

While recent months have seen a global contraction in both debt and equity markets, at least one financial market has been booming this year, a market that scarcely existed five years ago.

Step 1 in curbing mercury emissions: Find their source.
October 30, 2008 09:19 AM - http://features.csmonitor.com

Some amount of the element mercury, which scientists say is toxic to humans and animals, occurs naturally on earth’s surface. Since the Industrial Revolution began in 1750, the rate at which mercury is deposited into the environment has tripled.

Climate laws to include planes
October 29, 2008 10:50 AM - BBC

The government has agreed to include aviation and shipping in an ambitious push to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Ministers said they would give "due regard" to projected emissions from the two industries when setting budgets for carbon reduction in the future.

How to get 400+ MPG Shipping Freight
October 24, 2008 09:14 AM - , Triple Pundit

When you think of freight trains, what comes to mind? Loud. Graffiti covered. Blocking your way for 10+ minutes at the intersection as it lumbers by. But what if I were to tell you it was one of the greenest methods of shipping, and at least when it comes to CSX, it's getting greener by the day?

Greenhouse gas 4 times higher than thought
October 24, 2008 09:04 AM -

Levels of a powerful greenhouse gas are four times as high as previously thought, according to new measurements released on Thursday. New analytical techniques show that about 5,400 metric tons of nitrogen trifluoride are in the atmosphere, with amounts increasing by about 11 percent per year.

EU presses China and India to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
October 23, 2008 11:13 AM - http://www.guardian.co.uk

The EU is pressing emerging economies such as China and India to agree to cut their greenhouse gas emissions under the proposed new post-Kyoto agreement on climate change. European environment ministers this week urged developing countries to cut their emissions by 15-30% below "business as usual" under any new global deal to take effect from 2013.

China warns of huge rise in emissions
October 23, 2008 10:46 AM - New Scientist

China is famously reticent with its greenhouse gas emissions data. But a new report penned by researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciencessays China's greenhouse gas pollution could more than double in two decades.

EU lawmakers give boost to green vehicles

Europe's local authorities and bus companies will have to buy greener, more fuel-efficient vehicles in future, following a vote by European Union lawmakers.

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