Tag Archives: Environment

Cellphone industry attacks San Francisco measure on radiation

San Francisco, a city that banned the plastic bag, now has waded into the muddy territory of cellphone radiation, setting off a call to arms in the $153 billion wireless industry. In June the Board of Supervisors passed a law … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart announces ‘green’ labelling plans

The world’s biggest retailer has announced plans to label all its products with a “green rating” showing their cost to the environment. Continue reading

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Google eyes more home energy jobs for PowerMeter

Google’s PowerMeter is a straightforward application for monitoring home electricity at this point, but the company expects to stretch its features toward managing an array of energy loads in the home Continue reading

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Hybrid Cars – Positive Effect on the Environment

Car manufacturers tout their efficiency. Consumer advocates dispute claims of 60-plus miles per gallon gas efficiency. Amidst the controversy, environmentalists still claim, in the absence of anything better – that hybrid vehicles are still better for the environment than their traditional gas-guzzling counterparts. Continue reading

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California plans tough product safety limits

The state of California proposed new rules Monday that could force makers of consumer products to show they’re not using harmful plastics or other ingredients, or face restrictions including a possible ban on selling those products. If the rules go into effect, they could have a ripple effect beyond California, since many companies are unlikely to develop separate product lines, just for that state. Continue reading

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Ri, Japan sign climate change soft loan

The Indonesian and Japanese governments signed a climate change soft loan worth 27,195,000,000 yen. Continue reading

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