Sunday, February 03, 2013

Goa must check tourists harming environment: Pachauri
Panaji, Feb 3 (IANS) Goa has to enforce the rule of law especially to preserve its eco-system from the rapacious hordes of tourists who hit its shores by hundreds of thousands annually, [fake] Nobel prize winner R.K. Pachauri said Sunday.
"People come to Goa for short periods and they are looking for something in return. They are not concerned about the health of the environment or the regulations. Laws have to be enforced by which tourism does not become 'distortionary' in nature," said Pachauri, who heads the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Goa gets nearly 2.4 million tourists annually, who flock to its beaches and the mild winter sun.
Cap And Trade Schemes Hurt Green Consumerism
There is a reason for the disparity between charitable giving among people who advocate smaller government and larger government; people who advocate larger government already feel like they are doing their part by paying more in taxes, so they give less to charity.

That same mindset limits green consumerism, says economist Dr. Grischa Perino from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Schemes that aim to regulate greenhouse gas emissions make people feel like they have already done their part by paying more money in government programs and are less motivated to care on a personal level - in a cap and trade scheme, the emissions are already paid for so people might as well fly on a plane. His findings are based on a mathematical model of consumption choices so use results sparingly, as you would any claim by an economist.
Battery-powered intercity trains possible, says government study | UK news |
The big caveat, one known all too well by owners of electric cars, is the lifespan of the hugely expensive battery,

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