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Enviromental concerns (strait from an newsletter)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 10, 2009 by gothiclg

Bottled water not only leaves the landscape awash in discarded plastic bottles, it also consumes a tremendous amount of energy while offering a product that is often less safe and certainly more expensive than ordinary tap water.

At a meeting of self-professed climate skeptics in New York this week that was called to challenge the scientific consensus on human-generated climate change, there is a noticeable lack of consensus among climate skeptics themselves. The most authoritative voices among the conferees are issuing warnings about some of the more radical or poorly founded skeptical arguments.

A new generation of nuclear reactors designed to generate more electricity more safely than previous technology may actually produce radioactive waste that is more toxic and would be released more quickly in case of a nuclear accident, according to information contained in industry documents and brought to light by Greenpeace.