Green-News: Thursday 9.25.08
- The United States military consumes 340,000 barrels of oil everyday. It’s the LARGEST purchaser of oil in world. First is the U.S. Air Force, followed by the Navy and then the Army—via TreeHugger.
- Scientists from Britain's University of York have discovered a “chemical equator.” This dividing line separates the polluted air of Earth’s Northern Hemisphere from the CLEANER atmosphere of the Southern Hemisphere; Reuters reports.
- Sarah Palin claimed, during an interview with ABC’s Charles Gibson, that Alaska produces 20% of U.S. energy. NOT true. Alaska only generates 3.5% of domestic energy and 12.8% of the crude oil—from Short Sharp Science.
- Both John McCain and Barrack Obama support nuclear energy, but they DIFFER on its finer points. McCain wants radical expansion of nuclear power and Obama prefers a more diversified energy portfolio—TreeHugger explains.
- A poll of 28,000 Internet users in 51 nations has revealed that more consumers want COMPANIES to lead the fight against climate change than governments; More Reuters.
- A lot of people are installing personal solar energy systems on their homes, but these people are being TARGETED as solar panel theft begins to rise; The New York Times explains.
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