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.
  • 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.
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Sara - October 1, 2008 11:43 PM

The candidates want to get off oil but hopefully not for someting worse like nukes.

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