Environmental News Wrap: White House Nixes Solar Panels, a Recovering Ozone Layer, the Top Climate Foes, and more...

Anders Hellum-Alexander

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week:

The latest environmental news headlines
  • With electric cars coming to the market manufacturers will need to figure out how to recycle the expensive batteries that accompany them. GM and Nissan are making their plans.Technology Review reports.
  • Environmentalism is about how we extract and use resources, and getting clean water to poor populations is a must. At Stanford University they are developing a cheap way to filter bacteria out of contaminated water.
  • The environmental organization 350.org tried to get the solar panels put back on that where installed in the 70's by the Carter administration. They found a panel from Carter's original installation and brought it to the White House and were surprised to find that the White House was unwelcoming. It just goes to show how conservative the US government is, whether it is run by Democrats or Republicans. Bill McKibben provides the report.

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