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LOL.

U.S. town rejects solar panels amid fears they 'suck up all the energy from the sun'

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During the Woodland Town Council meeting, one local man, Bobby Mann, said solar farms would suck up all the energy from the sun and businesses would not go to Woodland, the Roanoke-Chowan News Herald reported.

Jane Mann, a retired science teacher, said she was concerned the panels would prevent plants in the area from photosynthesizing, stopping them from growing.

Ms Mann said she had seen areas near solar panels where plants are brown and dead because they did not get enough sunlight.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 71526.html


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just, wow.

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LOL.

U.S. town rejects solar panels amid fears they 'suck up all the energy from the sun'

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During the Woodland Town Council meeting, one local man, Bobby Mann, said solar farms would suck up all the energy from the sun and businesses would not go to Woodland, the Roanoke-Chowan News Herald reported.

Jane Mann, a retired science teacher, said she was concerned the panels would prevent plants in the area from photosynthesizing, stopping them from growing.

Ms Mann said she had seen areas near solar panels where plants are brown and dead because they did not get enough sunlight.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 71526.html


Everything about this suggests it has to be a joke. And yet...


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 Post subject: Re: The Environment Thread
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Why the fuck aren't Mexicans ready for a foot of snow??

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Actual quote from comments section:

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Damage to homes were reported to be in the tens of dollars..FU Mexico


Yeah, Mexico. FU for being so poor.

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It's kind of a drag that this is such a one-man thread.

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http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/earth-hour-2016-lights-go-out-worldwide-in-demonstration-against-increasing-climate-change-a6941511.html

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 Post subject: Re: The Environment Thread
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Man you look at what's going on in Brazil right now and wonder just what is going on here too.


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 Post subject: Re: The Environment Thread
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not sure where else to put this:

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/ ... ly-big-one


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Not sure where else to put this idea. It regards addressing the waste that bags from grocery stores can cost. So what if a store who would care about this (the Whole Foods demographic comes to mind) tried this:

The store uses nothing but reusable bags to put your groceries in. If you don't have enough of them on hand, the store charges you an extra dollar or two per bag to get more. However, if you bring in more bags that you don't need, they'll buy them back for you and discount your total the same price per bag. It's somewhat like the deposit program some states have with bottles & cans, but without requiring government force. There has to be several reasons why this wouldn't work that I'm not thinking of right now.


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Not sure where else to put this idea. It regards addressing the waste that bags from grocery stores can cost. So what if a store who would care about this (the Whole Foods demographic comes to mind) tried this:

The store uses nothing but reusable bags to put your groceries in. If you don't have enough of them on hand, the store charges you an extra dollar or two per bag to get more. However, if you bring in more bags that you don't need, they'll buy them back for you and discount your total the same price per bag. It's somewhat like the deposit program some states have with bottles & cans, but without requiring government force. There has to be several reasons why this wouldn't work that I'm not thinking of right now.

I think most people would feel uncomfortable packing food in reusable bags used by other people unless they've been washed. I would think the washing, delivery and management of this would make the bio-degradable plastic bag the better alternative.

I've never understood the uproar over bio-degradable plastic bags. Mine get reused as the bags I use in my under the counter garbage can and bathroom garbage can liner. I would think they'd want me to not use single use, over engineered Glad bags. Garbage has to go out in something.

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surfndestroy wrote:
Green Habit wrote:
Not sure where else to put this idea. It regards addressing the waste that bags from grocery stores can cost. So what if a store who would care about this (the Whole Foods demographic comes to mind) tried this:

The store uses nothing but reusable bags to put your groceries in. If you don't have enough of them on hand, the store charges you an extra dollar or two per bag to get more. However, if you bring in more bags that you don't need, they'll buy them back for you and discount your total the same price per bag. It's somewhat like the deposit program some states have with bottles & cans, but without requiring government force. There has to be several reasons why this wouldn't work that I'm not thinking of right now.

I think most people would feel uncomfortable packing food in reusable bags used by other people unless they've been washed. I would think the washing, delivery and management of this would make the bio-degradable plastic bag the better alternative.

I've never understood the uproar over bio-degradable plastic bags. Mine get reused as the bags I use in my under the counter garbage can and bathroom garbage can liner. I would think they'd want me to not use single use, over engineered Glad bags. Garbage has to go out in something.

The washing would be the main issue, but the condition of the bags would also be one if the store is to buy them back.


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 Post subject: Re: The Environment Thread
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A fair point, I knew there would be things I wouldn't think of.


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 Post subject: Re: The Environment Thread
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I think they key to the success of reusable bags is in their price. They're really cheap and when they started to be introduced as an alternative to plastic bags stores used to give them away for free. I don't know about the situation throughout europe but from what i can see reusable bags took over very quickly.


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I wanted to love this thread but it's leaving me depressed...

Just out of curiosity - how many of you recycle? Compost? Those of you in other countries: are these things common practice?
When I visit friends in Canada they live in a town that requires composting.

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