Green-News: Monday 11.10.08
- The U.S. Department of Energy claims medium-sized commercial buildings, like supermarkets and retail stores, can save 50% on energy, even without using renewable power systems; SustainableBusiness explains.
- Don’t flush leftover medication down the toilet! Eventually it all winds up in rivers, streams and lakes. Instead, find pharmacies that accept and dispose of unwanted pharmaceuticals; from The Conscious Consumer.
- Power Buoy sounds like the name of a rock band, but it’s actually a floating technology that converts ocean waves into renewable energy. The U.S. Navy just invested $3 million in developing it; CleanTechnia reports.
- Canada can’t wait to start working with U.S. president-elect Barack Obama. They’ve just outlined an aggressive climate-change pact to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in North America; the AFP reports.
- Even bolder, China believes “richer nations” should divert as much as 1% of their gross domestic product to help developing countries combat climate change, but some leaders are skeptical; NewScientist explains.
- The United Kingdom is choked with e-waste. Over the past 5 years, 12.5 million computers have been dumped in landfills. With only 25% of people recycling their old PCs. British officials are concerned; via TreeHugger.
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