Green-News: Friday 11.21.08
- Hurricane Ike swept through Houston, leaving millions of dollars of destruction in its wake. So, in a green-effort, city officials are offering cash rewards for creative ways to recycle the debris; The Houston Chronicle reports.
- As the world heats up, climate change protests are escalating worldwide. Recent demonstrations involved protestors chaining themselves to coal conveyor belts, forming blockades and scaling smokestacks; from ENN.
- And young people in the U.S. are taking to the streets too, over coal. More and more students are attending hearings and demonstrating like their parents did in the 1970s against nuclear plants; The Post and Courier reports.
- The last days of the Bush administration are drawing heavy fire. Swift action is being taken to open up land, a lot of it near national parks, for oil and gas companies. Activists are calling it a fire sale; via EarthFirst.
- General Motors is in the dumps, begging tax-payers to bail them out. But congress isn’t quick to do so. So in the meantime a German solar energy company has offered to pay $1.26 billion for one of GM’s subsidiaries; ENN explains.
- The wife of T. Boone Pickens, oil tycoon turned alternative energy advocate, will establish a refuge for wild horses. At 33,000, the number of horses exceeds what the Bureau of Land Management can control; The Associated Press reports.
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