Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume 241

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

Is it just a coincidence that as the portion of our income spent on food has declined, spending on health care has soared?

The metal, plastics, tires, glass, and other materials from those cars are used to create thousands of new products. Did you ever wonder how many cars are recycled every year?

Over the past several years, solar panels on Fenway Park in Boston have helped heat hot water for stadium requirements, saving the equivalent of. In fact, Fenway Park was the first major league baseball stadium to go solar in the U.S.

Global emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil-fuel burning jumped by the largest amount on record last year, upending the notion that the brief decline during the recession might persist through the recovery.

Now that 94 percent of the soy and 70 percent of the corn grown in the U.S. are genetically modified, Monsanto — one of the companies that dominates the GMO seed market — might look to some like it’s winning. But if we look a little closer, I’d say they’re holding on by a thread.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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