U.S. negotiator warns Kyoto fight could derail climate talks
The smoldering international battle over the future of the Kyoto Protocol is a "legitimately difficult" issue -- but not one that should overshadow the practical work of fighting climate change, U.S. Climate Envoy Todd Stern said yesterday.
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Regulators, recyclers and retailers build 'urban mining' industry
Each year, new electronics hit the market and capture consumers' attention, giving them reason to throw away the old VCR or standard television and engross themselves in state-of-the-art gadgetry. Most of the time, the old electronics end up in the garbage, despite holding plenty of reusable material. But a push for recycling them has gained ground in recent years through both new state laws and a developing "e-recycling" industry.