Stop sourcing from China. May I have $1.5 million now?

University of Arkansas researchers will study how retailers can cut greenhouse gases and be more environmentally friendly, thanks to $1.5 million from Wal-Mart Stores Inc., school and company officials announced Wednesday. "Wal-Mart Gives $1.5M for Green Research," AP, August 29, 2007.
China is choking on its own success. The economy is on a historic run, posting a succession of double-digit growth rates. But the growth derives, now more than at any time in the recent past, from a staggering expansion of heavy industry and urbanization that requires colossal inputs of energy, almost all from coal, the most readily available, and dirtiest, source. - "As China Roars, Pollution Reaches Deadly Extremes," New York Times, August 25, 2007.

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