Australian Town Bans Bottled Water

From Inhabitat, 9 July 2009 The small Australian town of Bundanoon just set a new standard for sustainability by voting to do what no community has ever done before: ban bottled water! The measure was founded over concerns about the tremendous amount of resources used to extract, package, and transport bottled water, and it passed…

eBook readers or eInk

I recently stumbled across eBook readers, the first time actually on Amazon, the Kindle. Amazon has just anounced the second generation, the Kindle2. And while I am writing this, I noticed that they yet again have relesed a newer version, the KindleDX with a battery life of 4 days while being online. Quite impressive.

Air-quality deadlines may be extended

New Zealand Herald, 11 June 2009 The Government may extend its deadline to meet air quality guidelines because cities and towns are cutting pollution too slowly. Environment Minister Nick Smith has announced a review of rules requiring cities to clean up the air by 2013 because, he said, 10 cities and towns including Auckland and…