Green-News: Thursday 11.20.08
- Only 12% of the world’s land is protected, just 4% of coasts are designated Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and countries are still struggling to safeguard 10% of respective waters and oceans; via TreeHugger.
- This is scary. The vice-president of Colombia Francisco Santos Calderón implored British cocaine users to consider that 300,000 hectares of rainforest are destroyed each year by producers of the illegal drug; The Guardian reports.
- The Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey is getting a new roof, outfitted with 13,321 solar panels, making if largest single-roof photovoltaic system in the United States; from ENN.
- WiFi is everywhere! And spreading! Now, Meraki, a wireless technology company, plans to roll out solar-powered WiFi towers that promise to make bring affordable Internet access to everyone; via CleanTechnia.
- Cellphones can chew up power. So, to make amends with the green world, the cellphone industry has created an energy rating system to help consumers choose the phones that use the least energy; Reuters reports.
- Searaser technology employs bouy-like devices and ocean waves to pump seawater uphill. This water can then be used to drive hydroelectric generators and provide clean, renewable energy; The Times Online explains.
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