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  • Litter

    Monday, February 22nd, 2010

    Last weekend my kids tried to count the pieces of litter they spotted while we were driving down 280 from San Francisco to San Jose. They counted at a frantic pace, but had to give up pretty soon: There were way too many pieces of garbage. Back at home they did a quick we web-research […]

    I Like My Steak!

    Friday, February 12th, 2010

    According to EPA statistics cattle and other live stock contribute a significant amount of methane to greenhouse gas emissions. It’s the way how these animals digest their food that leads to methane production. And as methane is a much more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide dairy and beef production entered the discussion about its […]

    175 Liters Of Water For 10 Eggs?

    Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

    Professor John Anthony Allan from King’s College London introduced the concept of “virtual water”. He was looking for the total usage of fresh water necessary to get a product to a consumer. It’s an eye opening number to see that 175 l water are necessary to produce 10 eggs. Or 810 l of water for […]