Are you as stressed out about taxes as I am? Wouldn’t it be great if we could go just one April 15th without hearing or thinking about taxes? Without even reading the word “taxes”? (Sorry.) Take some deep breaths…and dive into this morning’s most interesting — and tax-free — green headlines (and don’t forget to file today):
- Ocean of Plastic Bags: A great new video (above) by Save the Bay, a San Francisco group, dramatizes what the billions of plastic bags being thrown away every year are doing to the ocean. (Hat tip: Blogfish.)
- Climate Treaty Woes: India won’t agree to binding carbon emission reductions “when 40 percent of Indians do not have access to electricity,” an Indian delegate to the UN climate conference tells the Washington Post. (Hat tip: 60-Second Science.) Meanwhile, Short Sharp Science says the Obama administration is throwing away its leverage with Congress over pushing through a cap-and-trade system.
- We’re Running Out of Ice, Dear: Meanwhile, a huge Antarctic ice shelf is about to break off into the sea — further proof of global warming…if you needed any.
- DIY Green Apple: Apple’s planned obsolescence for its products might not be the greenest practice around…but here’s one way to help them: Turn your Macbook shipping case into a briefcase. (Hat tip: Inhabitant.)
- What’s Next — Green Berets? CleanTechnica reports that the U.S. Army is looking into mandating food-waste composting on its bases and field operations…and compostable bioplastic wrappers for its daily rations.
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