Lessons learned from exploding laptops
Patrick Moore, PhD
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
As co-founder and for 15 years an international leader of Greenpeace, and more recently as a sustainability consultant, I’ve spent all my adult life advancing a consistent green policy framework.
Yet juxtaposing news items have left me wondering whether anybody else is thinking about a consistent set of policies for the future of environmentalism. Read more
How pesticides are saving the Earth
Thursday, April 20, 2006
By Patrick Moore, PhD
Back at the time of the first Earth Day in 1970, I was a grad student at the University of British Columbia, preparing to go on the ocean voyage against U.S. hydrogen bomb testing that would result in the birth of Greenpeace. For the next 15 years, I would lead Greenpeace on a range of campaigns, finally leaving in 1986. Read more
February 24, 2006
Every year, flame retardants save hundreds of lives in the United States, and thousands more across the globe.
Not only do flame retardants reduce the spread of fire, they reduce the threat of ignition in the first place, and give people more time to escape injury. They are particularly important in providing added fire safety in schools, airplanes, automobiles and retirement homes. One of the most common flame retardants is decabromodiphenyl ether (Deca-BDE), which is used in flammable consumer products such as televisions, upholstered furniture and carpets. Read more