Friday, September 28, 2007

Conserving energy when not on trail

Just in from the Royal Society - Science in the news - a handy round-up of what's going on around science in the press:

Royal SocietyHilary Benn, the Environment Secretary, has said that high-energy light bulbs will begin to be phased out from next year, as part of the Government's practical commitment to reducing carbon emissions:
  • The Times, p29, 1 col
  • The Independent, p9, 1 1/2 cols
  • The Daily Telegraph, p5, 1/2 col
  • The Guardian, p6, 1/2 col
  • Daily Mail, p38, 2/3 col

Now, there's no need to wait for the change to happen. You can with good conscience swap out your lightbulbs today. Leaving no trace is a no-brainer on trail, but once back home it can be a bit more tricky to figure out how to lessen one's impact - here's a nice video, albeit American, explaining exactly why new energy saving bulbs are better:

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A couple of somewhat related articles from the archive that may also be of interest:

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