Green News For The Weekend Volume 345

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Happy Friday everybody! Here are a few green news stories you may have missed from the last week.

Scientists transform old plastic shopping bags into vehicle fuel Interesting, to say the least, but plastic bags are made from oil. Although, eventually there won’t be any old plastic shopping bags left and then what?

Watch 63 years of climate change in one horrifying GIF. Now imagine what the next 63 years will bring us. This is no joke, for any of you still thinking we will “sort out” climate change. The only thing that will be sorted out is humans and their place here on Earth.

World’s largest wind turbine starts generating power Last Tuesday, the world’s largest and most powerful wind turbine started generating power. At the Danish National Test Centre for Large Wind Turbines in Østerild, Denmark, the V164-8.0 MW turbine is 720 feet tall, has 260-foot blades, and can generate 8 megawatts of power — enough to supply electricity for 7,500 average European households or about 3,000 American households.

DDT pesticide exposure linked to Alzheimer’s disease, study shows Researchers say exposure to DDT – banned in the United States since 1972 but still used as a pesticide in other countries – may increase the risk and severity of Alzheimer’s disease in some people, particularly those over the age of 60. Considering we sprayed everything with DDT up until 1972, that’s a lot of people who have been exposed to very high levels.

Want Organic Produce? Why Growing Your Own is the Best Option If you want to eat organic produce but either your local stores don’t sell it or you are concerned about cost, have no fear – you have another option. You can grow it yourself for cheap! Get started by reading this post from Biofriendly.

Hope everyone has a great weekend and can warm up a little bit. After that snowstorm in Atlanta stranded everyone on the side of the highway, things are getting weird out there.

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  1. That would be one stop-gap solution for fuel by using the existing plastic bags, but that’s all it would be is a stop-gap.

    The climate change map is definitely scary.

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