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India’s Kids Picking Apart Computers, Dying Slow Death

[googlevideo]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5944615355863607664#[/googlevideo] In India, the tech industry has opened up a niche for children that would formerly be trash pickers; recycling e-waste. The practice involves stripping computers for precious metals like lead and gold, and integrated circuits. Exposure to the chemicals involved in such a process…
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CertiPUR-US = Chemical Companies Certify Themselves

Prepare for some serious upchucking...   In short, the chemical companies created a certification to let us know their chemicals are “safe”. Polyurethane foams and fire retardants found in your mattress can be pretty unhealthy. Chemicals used to make these products emit chemical fumes (VOC's). Some…
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Phobos Seen Clearly; Mars Moon Pics

OK, so it's got nothing to do with the earthly environment, but these pictures of the Mars moon, Phobos, are the clearest we've ever seen. The European Space Agency's Mars Express snapped these shots on their way by the moon to the Red Planet. Part…
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Japan Shops Green in Down Economy

Dentsu Inc. recently posted results of its latest Hit Product Recognition Survey, which asked over 1000 Japanese consumers to rate their most highly sought-after products for 2009. Dentsu is a Japanese advertising agency. Hybrid vehicles came in at number one, while eco-saving appliances took the…