GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week:
- The Serengeti is a unique land: the government of Tanzania has decided that the harmony and integrity of the land is more valuable than building a paved road through the Serengeti for human transportation.
- Purifying water just got cheaper, BBC reports.
- Check out this slideshow article about how to make and test PV solar panels.
- The US House of Reps. has introduced H.R.2018, a bill that would degrade the Clean Water Act – though I don’t see how it could make it through the Senate or Obama.
- Subsidies for corn ethanol are under attack in the US Senate – will industry or the public win?
- Reminder!!! Most modern devices pull power off the grid as long as they are plugged in, even when you are not using them - and you are paying for that.
- Young people are shaping the workforce by seeking environmental jobs – and focusing on making an impact on society instead of just making money.
- Transocean, BP and Haliburton are the companies that “3 Stooged” us into the Gulf of Mexico spill. BP has claimed a lot of responsibility and paid a lot of money for it. Transocean, on the other hand, is doing all it can to distance itself from blame.
- The EU debates if they should keep their carbon emission reduction targets of 20% below 1990 levels by 2020, or increase it to 30%.
- The Guardian has just published a great resource that explains which fish you should and should not be eating. We can no longer afford to eat from our rivers and oceans blindly.
- MotherJones revisits the “Dirty Dozen” crops for chemical use. The article explains how consumers can reduce their exposure, but its the farm workers who are most impacted by chemical use. So, the point here is, we should stop using dangerous chemicals to grow our food.
- Suntech Power, a Chinese PV solar panel manufacturer, has started to use a new manufacturing process that will greatly reduce the cost of solar panels. The cheaper they get the faster the PV market will grow.
- Transocean Probe Blames BP For Gulf Of Mexico Spill (thenewspundit.com)
- How to Build Your Own Solar Panels