Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume Thirty Five.

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It’s time for another news round-up! This weekend we (maybe just I) are going to the Alt-Car Expo here in Santa Monica. I went last year and although it was a bit of a let-down, it was the first one and I hope this one is a little better. If you are in or around LA this weekend, you should come down!

The Solar Decathlon joins 20 college and university teams in a competition to design, build, and operate the most attractive and energy-efficient solar-powered house. Great pictures here of some of the houses.

The relative risk rates of developing adult asthma in relation to exposure to cleaning products could account for as much as 15 per cent, or one in seven, of adult asthma cases. Yikes.

It is almost as if we all know that a meteorite will hit Earth in about 10 years’ time and entirely change our climate and wipe out countless millions of people. Yet still we continue to behave as if by some miracle it might just miss us. We are simply destroying our children’s future.

Next fall, the Indian automaker Tata Motors is scheduled to introduce its long-awaited People’s Car, with a sticker price of about $2,500. Hot on its tail may be as many as half a dozen new ultra-affordable vehicles , some from the world’s leading carmakers, including Toyota and Renault-Nissan. This could seriously be a very, VERY bad thing. We need less cars, not more.

You click off family’s electricity and make them go to bed at nine every night because it’s too dark to do anything else. You ban them from the elevator so they have to walk up and down nine flights of stairs. You take away their fridge so they can’t keep more than a day or two of food around the house. All this and then they turn around and say it’s life as usual?

Have a great weekend everyone!

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