Saturday, September 27, 2008

An Inconvenient Bag

It's manufactured in China, shipped thousands of miles overseas, made with plastic and could take years to decompose. It's also the hot "green" giveaway of the moment: the reusable shopping bag.

The bags usually are printed with environmental slogans as well as corporate logos and pitched as earth-friendly substitutes for the billions of disposable plastic bags that wind up in landfills every year. Home Depot distributed 500,000 free reusable shopping bags last April on Earth Day, and Wal-Mart gave away one million. One line of bags features tags that read, "Saving the World One Bag at a Time."

But well-meaning companies and consumers are finding that shopping bags, like biofuels, are another area where it's complicated to go green. "If you don't reuse them, you're actually worse off by taking one of them," says Bob Lilienfeld, author of the Use Less Stuff Report, an online newsletter about waste prevention. And because many of the bags are made from heavier material, they're also likely to sit longer in landfills than their thinner, disposable cousins, according to Ned Thomas, who heads the department of material science and engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Best Blog Car Parts

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Personally I have been looking for the best website that will provide me with the utmost and updated information about car issues; I find it difficult to search for the best blog car parts for my vehicle, just until I discovered Blog car parts. This site can offer members a lot of tips, no joke guys! I am encouraging all of you to register and comment on articles! Believe me this site guarantees that we get to learn something new and unique. So what are you waiting for? Register and be one of us!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Wall Street awakes to 2 storied firms falling

NEW YORK - When Wall Street woke up Monday morning, two more of its storied firms had fallen.
Lehman Brothers, burdened by $60 billion in soured real-estate holdings, filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in U.S. Bankruptcy Court after attempts to rescue the 158-year-old firm failed. Bank of America Corp. said it is snapping up Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. in a $50 billion all-stock transaction.
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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Xbox 360 now cheapest console

Are you still sitting on the fence about the Xbox 360?

Here's some news that might make up your mind: as of Friday, Microsoft is cutting prices across the entire Xbox 360 model line-up, leaving the Arcade edition at $199, $50 cheaper than the Wii -- which has been the cheapest way to get into next-gen gaming since its debut two years ago. The Arcade is the least capable of the three Xbox 360 models currently available, and includes a wired controller and a 256 MB memory card rather than the hard drives found on higher priced bundles.

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Get your car steering in top shape!

Car is the main source of transportation and if you are having a hard time maneuvering your car? The problem could be defective steering gearbox, steering rack or steering box? I really suggest that you read this post then try to check on the link!!

These steering parts would enhance your driving performance. This is the only site in the net which offers replacement of high quality auto parts for steering system! I am really encouraging you to change your steering system now! It is very important that your car should have a good steering gear box, because this is the reason why we can maneuver our car easily. Another thing about steering box is that all brand new cars today use this technology. So if ever your steering system is not performing well, you should replace it now! Never ever waste your life! Remember that steering system is the heart of a vehicle! So what are you waiting for? Go now and click on the link! Just browse the site so that you can have a clear understanding on how the system works.  Never waste your money in useless car accessories. it would be best if you upgrade your steering system now!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

World's tallest building just got taller !!!!

DUBAI (AFP) - The world's tallest building just got taller -- the Burj Dubai tower in the booming Gulf emirate of Dubai has now reached a height of 688 metres (2,257 feet) and is still growing, developers Emaar said on Tuesday.

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Monday, September 1, 2008

No nurse surplus, only unqualified graduates--recruiters

MANILA, Philippines -- There is no surplus of 400,000 nurses in the country, but a dearth of qualified nurses that employers abroad would hire, the recruitment industry said Monday.

The reaction was to the earlier statement of Commissioner Ruth Padilla of the Professional Regulation Commission that the surplus was enough to meet the requirements of Saudi Arabia, Canada, the United States, and Europe.

To prove his point, Jackson Gan, vice president of the Federated Association of Manpower Exporters, said that the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has a standing, unfilled 20,000 job orders for nurses to the Middle East, Singapore, and Europe.