Environmental News Wrap - June 11-17
GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week:
- Electric Cars
Toyota and Tesla Motors team up to make electric cars in a recently shut down car plant in Northern California.
Technology Review covers another advance in the development of lithium-ion batteries for electric cars.
- Just for Fun
Explore 12 Events That Will Change Everything with Scientific American.
- While the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference last winter was disappointing for many, the process continues.
The World Resource Institute explains the next steps of the conference, which includes wealthy countries handing over billions to poorer countries and agreeing on a mechanism for collecting and distributing those funds.
- The United Nations is now advocating for a less meat intensive diet for the planet.
Both for environmental and food security purposes we could bring more benefit to ourselves if we just focused on eating fruits, vegetables and grains.
- Europe took early steps to create a vibrant alternative energy market.
The wind industry in Europe is doing well in 2010 and is projected to continue to do so while adding 250,000 jobs in Europe in the next ten years.
- Passing a Climate Change bill in the US has proven to be difficult and drawn out.
A new report claims that the bill would cost households about $100 a year, excluding any benefits from the legislation.
I have $100 a year for my environment.