The U.S. “cash-for-clunkers” program—formally known as the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) Program—has apparently been successful far beyond what Washington policy-makers expected. The $1 billion set aside for the program ran out in a matter of days, leading Congress to vote an additional $2 billion for it. Government data indicate that the average … Continue Reading ››
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These two roulette wheels are putting a new spin on gambling. They’re the conclusions … Continue Reading ››
This short video, from Worldwatch Institute’s partner Germanwatch, uses a cultural setting that’s familiar to many of us–drinking with buddies in a bar–to raise a difficult question. Who’s going to pay for our consumer lifestyle and the catastrophic effects it’s having on the climate? Unfortunately, the answer is, “those guys.” But while that’s true for … Continue Reading ››
Between now and 2010, over 100 new shopping centers will spring up in India translating to 31,846,504-square feet of mall space being created, according to findings from a report titled ‘Mall Realities India 2010.’ True that this number has been toned down from the expected 800, but that isn’t stopping this country from developing … Continue Reading ››
At the 17th session of the United Nations Commission for Sustainable Development a Finnish representative shared a new educational effort in Finland: integrating sustainability directly into the Finnish school system.