Friday, May 09, 2008

US Consumers Rank Last In World Survey of Green Habits

By Queenie Wong for McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON - Americans rank last in a new National Geographic-sponsored survey released Wednesday that compares environmental consumption habits in 14 countries.
Americans were least likely to choose the greener option in three out of four categories - housing, transportation and consumer goods_ according to the assessment. In the fourth category, food, Americans ranked ahead of Japanese consumers, who eat more meat and seafood.
The rankings, called “Greendex,” are the first to compare the lifestyles and behaviors of consumers in multiple countries, according to the National Geographic Society.

Monday, May 05, 2008

NPR climate connection

Here's a pretty good site for climate info and discussion of issues and ramifications.