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China overtakes United States as world’s biggest polluter, agency says
20 Jun 2007 at 12:06pm
The United States is no longer the world’s biggest polluter. That honor goes to China, which emitted some 8 percent more carbon dioxide in 2006 than Bushland, according to the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. But on a per-person basis, Americans pollute roughly four to five times more than folks in …
New scorecard rates corporations on their actions to fight climate change
20 Jun 2007 at 12:06pm
Which fast-food joint has the most cred on climate change — McDonald’s, Wendy’s, or Burger King? A new scorecard from the nonprofit group Climate Counts has the answer; it ranks these and 53 other major corporations on their commitment to reducing their contributions to global warming. The project was the …
Desalination won’t solve world’s water woes, report says
20 Jun 2007 at 12:06pm
Another high-tech environmental solution may be going out the window: a new report from the World Wildlife Fund says desalinating water could hurt more than it helps. Estimating that there are more than 10,000 desalination plants around the world, WWF says the energy-intensive practice of filtering salt out of seawater …
Umbra on solar funding
20 Jun 2007 at 12:06pm
If you’ve been reading advice maven Umbra Fisk’s recent columns, you know she’s been delving into the mysteries of solar power. Today, she wraps up her solar series with a look at federal and state incentives for sun-powered installations. Yep, that’s right, there’s money out there with your name on …
New U.S. coalition hopes to get vid-kids back outside
20 Jun 2007 at 12:06pm
More than 50 business leaders, politicians, and activists have formed a national partnership to get America’s kids the hell outside. Inspired by recent concerns that too much fun with video games, computers, and TV can lead to obesity and depression, the National Forum on Children and Nature is launching a …

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