Here’s a round up of some of the most recent news about environmentalism and water sustainability.
Apple’s Change Of Heart On Green Certification: “In a surprising turn of events last week, Apple admitted it made a mistake in pulling out of an environmental rating system for computers and other electronics. The company said it would rejoin the so-called EPEAT certification system, placing all 39 of its originally certified products back on the list. The company is also requesting certification for more products, including its new MacBook Pro model.”
North Carolina lawmakers reject sea level rise predictions: “Lawmakers in North Carolina, which has a long Atlantic Ocean coastline and vast areas of low-lying land, voted recently to ignore studies predicting a rapid rise in sea level due to climate change and postpone planning for the consequences. Opponents of the measure said it was a case of legislators ‘putting our heads in the sand’ to avoid acknowledging the possible effects of global warming.”
Ten Reasons Why “Clean Coal” Is Offensive: An opinion piece in response to a recent Obama campaign statement that deconstructs the idea that coal is “clean.”
With Funding Gone, Last Undersea Lab Could Surface: Lack of funding has left the Aquarius Reef Base, the world’s only underwater research laboratory, fighting for its survival.
A River Recovering: “The Bronx River was once among the most polluted waterways in America. Now a new generation is discovering and helping to save it. ”