"Recycle" game for Mac released

Via MacNN:

Jeux Mac has released Recycle, a game designed specifically for children that focuses on environmental issues. The software reinforces the act of recycling by offering “Sort Sport,” a timed activity where players must sort items to recycle via drag-and-drop from a board into their correct recycling bins; as well as “Trash Bash,” a challenge that times players as it lights up random bins one at a time while encouraging them to drop the appropriate trash into the currently-lit bin. Featuring a “bright and inviting” interface, each activity focuses on hand-eye coordination while educating children about the environment (pricing and system requirements were unavailable).

Race Fans Gear Up to Recycle With the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC)

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Looking to engage directly with passionate race fans and to offer consumers a fun way to be smart about recycling, the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), a nonprofit dedicated to rechargeable battery and cell phone recycling, announced today the introduction of a new entertaining and educational modular exhibit and display, which will be featured at various top speedways throughout the summer.

As part of its “Green Means Go … RECYCLE” campaign, RBRC will encourage NASCAR fans to learn about rechargeable battery and cell phone recycling before they watch their favorite racers speed around the track. The 53-foot long modular exhibit and display will feature a full-size racing simulator car, an interactive prize wheel where individuals can be rewarded for their recycling knowledge, and fun, educational materials and giveaways from RBRC. Additionally, RBRC spokesperson, Richard Karn, will be at select NASCAR races for autographs and photos.

Bad Shampoo for Boys?

Read the full story in the Washington Post.

The Suspicion A preliminary finding presented at the Endocrine Society’s conference last month could prompt parents to read product labels more closely. The unpublished research suggests that shampoos, soaps and body lotions containing lavender and tea tree oils — commonly added for their aromas and marketing cachet — may cause hormonal imbalances and breast growth in young boys.

EPA Staffers Protest Library Closings, Full Text of PEER Letter

Via ResourceShelf:

Some 10,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency scientists, engineers, and other technical specialists have asked Congress to stop the Bush administration’s 80 percent budget cut that would close the agency’s network of technical research libraries. The signatories, who represent more than half of the agency’s total workforce, sent a letter, released by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), saying the cuts would put thousands of scientific studies out of reach and hinder emergency preparedness, anti-pollution enforcement, and long-term research.

See Also: Full Text of PEER Letter (PDF)

Ottawa wants retardants on toxic list

Read the full story in the Toronto Globe and Mail.

The federal government wants to add two chemicals that have been widely used in the production of stain repellants and flame retardants to Canada’s list of toxic substances, one of the most aggressive regulatory actions in the world against the compounds.

The substances, polybrominated diphenyl ethers and perfluorooctane sulfonate, have been widely used for decades in consumer products such as computers, mattresses, televisions, furniture and clothing. They are probably found in most homes in the country.

New Report Highlights Best Strategies for Energy Assessment

Read the full story at GreenBiz.com.

The Alliance to Save Energy, in cooperation with 80 industrial energy experts and users, has released a report offering world-class strategies for conducting effective energy assessments within manufacturing facilities.