The Waiting Game: Waste Not, Want Not
New Zealand is in the spotlight in Express 103, not just because the undersigned has been tramping around old and new haunts, but because officials and scientists from 28 countries are meeting in Wellington right now for the kiwi-driven initiative, the Global Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases. That’s previewed and we also take a Lucky Last look at new research which shows the real carbon footprint of a lamb chop whether consumed at home or abroad. On matters consumable and wasteful, there’s a report from the UK on the horrifying amount (and cost) of food and beverage that goes down the drain or to landfill. Waste not, want not, but time doesn’t seem to be essence when it comes to the status of trans-Tasman politics in getting emissions trading schemes up and running? Are things moving apace in the US with its proposed new clan energy bill? Carol Browner in profile has something important to say. Green Chip in the US says there’s already some smart investing going on it in renewables, while Green Chip in Australia reports that a German industrial giant says we should get our energy act together big time. There’s news from the Philippines and Peru on green and clean energy, and the low down on what’s happening to the soil with all the bio-fuel and bio-mass talk. The Great Barrier Reef gets a mighty polluting hit again when a coal carrier runs aground and the Sydney Morning Herald unveils the new National Pollution Register. Let’s come clean!