Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume 236

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A weekly roundup of important green news stories from around the web…

Less than two years after the BP oil disaster and before Congress has passed one single law to make drilling safer, the Obama Administration has given a green light to expand offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic Ocean.

Families are shrinking, because children move out sooner, whereas they used to stay home until they married. Many households have only one or two people in them. People are putting off having families for economic or even environmental reasons. More and more women are working and opting out of parenting, or having only one child. Some people feel there are too many people on Earth, and are deciding not to have children at all. Modern Housing and House Size: Do We Need This Much?

BlackBerry maker hits bottom of green electronics rankings?. Greenpeace says Research in Motion lacks a clean electricity plan and targets to increase the use of renewable energy.

What can we do to combat climate change? Well, there are many steps which can be taken, but in this post I thought it would be good to highlight a number of alternative energies which could help us combat our contribution to climate change.

Alternative energy is not only good for the environment; it’s good for job creation, too. According to the Solar Foundation, 100,237 Americans are now working in the US solar industry.

Hope everyone has a nice weekend!

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