Green-News: Wednesday 10.1.08
- Hospitals produce a lot low-level NUCLEAR waste. Things like tubes, capsules and pellets. Nuclear waste is hard to get rid of and officials are worried it could fall into the wrong hands, like terrorists; the Associated Press reports.
- Both McCain and Obama plan to get us OFF oil. They make it sound so simple, but experts urge they’re UNDERESTIMATING cost—it could be as high $1 trillion dollars; more from The Chicago Tribune.
- Reusable shopping bags are EVERYWHERE! I’ve seen a lot of different people using them—from housewives to businessmen—but apparently a lot people have them, but don’t use them; The Wall Street Journal explains.
- I’ve always thought this might be bad for the environment. Washington State is considering a BAN on driveway carwashes, citing a soapy runoff entering storm drains can ultimately poison wild salmon; USA Today is on it.
- Did you know today, October 1st, is World Vegetarian Day? I didn’t it. It was created in 1977 by the North American Vegetarian Society, in order to “promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism.” Via Ecorazzi.
- California’s Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, wants to terminate climate change. He is hosting a meeting between China, India, European countries, Australia, Canada and Mexico to discuss lowering greenhouse gas emissions; from ENN.
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