Toxic World

Clash of the consoles

by EcoStreet December 13, 2007 Activism

Games consoles have featured on thousands of letters to Santa this year, replacing many older consoles that will end up in the mountains of e-waste that are growing by the day. Now Greenpeace is pitting console against console in their new campaign to convince manufacturers to clean up their act. They’re targeting gamers, the people […]

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UK nuclear waste policy “incoherent and opaque”

by EcoStreet November 27, 2007 EcoPolitics

Photograph by Chris McKenna This is a guest post by Pete Roche, editor of the No2nuclearpower website. The Westminster Government completed yet another nuclear consultation on 2nd November. (1) This one was not about building new reactors, but how to get rid of the mess they leave behind, so was no less crucial to the […]

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Check out the air pollution where you live with Google Earth

by EcoStreet November 26, 2007 The Environment and Business

US residents can now check out what they’re being poisoned with by checking out this new tool provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency and Google Earth. It’s a useful tool to track air quality in your community or if you are planning to move to another area to escape airborne toxins. Check for levels […]

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The 2007 Energy Bill – Can the U.S. Ever Green Its Energy Policy?

by EcoStreet November 13, 2007 Climate Change

This is a guest post by Lorna Li, of Lorna Li : Green 2.0 Marketing. As oil prices skyrocket and the climate heats up, the debate around the 2007 Energy Bill, currently being debated in U.S. Congress behind closed doors, is getting hotter. Environmentalists, students, rock stars, and even auto industry workers in the United […]

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Detox your environment with houseplants

by EcoStreet October 31, 2007 EcoHouse

In our efforts to save energy resources, we are increasingly sealing our homes and other buildings off from the outside air. This also means that we are sealing in gases from synthetic materials that we furnish and equip our homes and offices with. As a result, indoor air pollution has become a widespread problem and […]

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Uganda’s plastic bag problem

by EcoStreet October 30, 2007 Toxic World

“Like many other countries around the world, plastic bags litter Uganda. They poison the soil, block drains and create an unsightly health hazard. So the government listened to the environmental concerns and banned the bags but the clean-up campaign’s not going according to plan.” Advertisement: Reduce your CO2 footprint by as much as 2 tonnes/year […]

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Until the Day is Done/Planet in Peril

by Tracy Stokes October 21, 2007 Climate Change

The amazing REM’s new song Until the Day is Done accompanies the trailer of CNN’s new documentary Planet in Peril. Watch the full documentary on CNN International on Wednesday 24th & Thursday 25th October at 13.00 & 19.00 GMT. “There’s literally one species that holds the cards. It’s our species, human beings, that controls the […]

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