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The real threat to the environment? Your TV!

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Michael Prather, a researcher at University of California, Irvine, warns that flat-screen televisions may be a dire threat to the climate. According to an article in the Guardian:

Manufacturers use a greenhouse gas called nitrogen trifluoride to make the televisions...As a driver of global warming, nitrogen trifluoride is 17,000 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

Wal-Mart should win Nobel Prize...for what?

"Wal-Mart deserves the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize. And the Vatican may want to beatify the world's largest retailer." That's how a Canadian journalist leads his article in entertaining fashion.

He argues that the giant U.S. retailer should be the recipient of the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize, among other reasons, because it creates thousands of jobs each year in developing countries.

Not so green after all

Ceres_report_2 Ceres, a coalition of investors, environmental groups and other public interest organizations, believes that the financial services industry – with nearly $6 trillion in market capitalization – should play a role in combating climate change.