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And here is this week’s Green numbers:
Infographic: Gulf oil spill by the numbers
Amazing infographic of BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill – puts it into perspective.
Quantum teleportation achieved over 16 km
Scientists in China have succeeded in teleporting information between photons further than ever before. They transported quantum information over a free space distance of 16 km (10 miles), much further than the few hundred meters previously achieved, which brings us closer to transmitting information over long distances without the need for a traditional signal.
One in four shareholders supported a resolution demanding more disclosure about Exxon’s oil sands holdings
More than one in four shareholders of Exxon Mobil Corp. supported a resolution Wednesday demanding more disclosure about the energy giant?s oil sands holdings, the largest protest to date over the amount of information available regarding the multi-billion dollar energy projects.
About 26.4% of investors at Exxon?s annual general meeting in Dallas voted in favour of shareholder motion asking the company to produce a report detailing the financial risks associated with the oil sands projects. The board recommended investors shoot down the proposal.
Not just oil: US hit peak water in 1970 and nobody noticed
The concept of peak oil, where the inaccessibility of remaining deposits ensures that extraction rates start an irreversible decline, has been the subject of regular debate for decades. Although that argument still hasn’t been settled?estimates range from the peak already having passed us to its arrival being 30 years in the future?having a better sense of when we’re likely to hit it could prove invaluable when it comes to planning our energy economy.
UK companies to spend $5.3bn on climate change efforts in 2010, says report
Large companies in the UK will spend more than $5.3bn on climate change and sustainability initiatives in 2010, according to a new report.
The findings by independent research firm Verdantix covers 457 UK companies and found that the UK climate change and sustainability market will grow by 14 per cent a year to reach $8.4bn in 2013.
Hon Hai to Raise Salaries of Foxconn Workers 20%
After a string of suicides in Foxconn’s China factories, home to some 400,000 workers who manufacture electronic devices for giants such as HP, Dell, and Apple, the management announced it plans to raise workers’ salaries by 20%.\n\nTaiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry, the anchor of Foxconn Technology Group, claims the salary increase has been planned for some time, but doesn’t say when the raise will be implemented.
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