This CSM article surveys the options for green laundry and dishwasher products. An infant industry, trust counts because ingredients don’t have to be listed. Green clothing detergents give good results; dishes almost as good.
The first major analysis of streams and rivers in the U.S., has found that 20 major rivers are warming at 0.02-0.14 degrees per year. Urban areas in general and the Delaware River in particular are warming fastest. Mitigation and adaption strategies are needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
A New York Times editorial approves of as a “very welcome decision” New York State’s ruling that the Indian Point nuclear plant violates the Clean Water Act. The plant’s operator, Entergy Corp., must upgrade its cooling system or shut down the plant. The Times wants Entergy to stop abusing the Hudson River.
Nuclear energy, and particularly Entergy Corp., suffered another adverse ruling when New York denied the India Point plant a water permit because it kills so many fish and consumes and contaminates so much water. Entergy now must build cooling towers costing hundreds of millions, or shut down.
The Department of Energy (DOE) announced $37.5 million to finance Chinese and American clean energy projects. The DOE funds will go to American reasearchers and institutions, who will match them. China will put up $75 million for Chinese researchers. All clean energy projects will be considered. India is next.