Here is this Friday’s Green Numbers round-up:
11 Siberian tigers starve to death at Chinese zoo
Eleven Siberian tigers died of starvation in north-eastern China’s Liaoning province after a cash-strapped zoo fed them only chicken bones, state media said Friday. The 11 tigers died over the past three months at the privately run Shenyang Forest Wild Animal Zoo, the China Daily newspaper quoted Liu Xiaoqiang, a local wildlife protection official, as saying.
EU on target to meet 2020 renewable energy targets, Brussels says
The European Union is set to achieve its self-imposed target of deriving at least 20 per cent of its energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020, the bloc’s executive said on Thursday. The target is part of the EU’s so-called 20-20-20 strategy, which also foresees a 20 per cent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions below 1990 levels and a 20 per cent increase in energy efficiency, all by 2020.
What If Everybody in Canada Flushed At Once?
The water utility in Edmonton, EPCOR, published the most incredible graph of water consumption last week. By now you’ve probably heard that up to 80% of Canadians were watching last Sunday’s gold medal Olympic hockey game. So I guess it stands to reason that they’d all go pee between periods.
But still—the degree to which the water consumption matches with the key breaks in the hockey game is stunning.
Cisco Saving $24 Million With Packaging Diet
Cisco has taken up a pilot program for a packaging diet, and will see a savings of about $24 million just by getting smart and rethinking the materials and size of packaging, and the transportation of products
Businessman receives 3 yrs in jail, fined £3m for organic and free-range egg scam
A businessman has been jailed for three years for masterminding a scam which saw tens of millions of battery hen eggs sold as free-range or organic
Chile Earthquake Moved Entire City 10 Feet to the West
The magnitude 8.8 quake that struck near Maule, Chile, Feb. 27 moved the entire city of Concepcion 10 feet to the west.
Spanish snow leaves 250,000 without power
A metre of snow fell in the Pyrenees leaving 6,000 travellers stranded and blocking up to 40 roads
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