01 Jul '11, 3pm

The Annual Green Whine: It's Time To Lose The Fireworks by @lloydalter

The Annual Green Whine: It's Time To Lose The Fireworks by @lloydalter

They are shooting off fireworks for Canada Day tonight, and the Fourth of July is not far behind, so it's time to bring out our annual whine about how bad fireworks really are for the environment. It brings out the best in our commenters ("Eat my buttcheeks!" is typical) but one cannot escape the fact that the glorious lights fire over a quarter of a million pounds of perchlorates, barium, antimony, strontium and other toxic heavy metals into the atmosphere, falling back into our soil and our water systems. So for your reading pleasure we present:

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/07/time-to-ditch-the...

Tweets

Should You Skip the Fireworks This 4th?

Should You Skip the Fireworks This 4th?

earth911.com 29 Jun '11, 3pm

Independence Day fireworks are an American tradition, but all those explosions leave behind far more than an air of celebr...

(TTR) S R Nathan would lose even if he seeks re...

temasekreview.com 02 Jul '11, 12pm

It’s just as well that Nathan has decided not to seek re-election for the presidency. Going by the online poll conducted b...