Daily Green Wrap-Up 14.July, 2012

One night, 14-year-old Raymond Wang lay in bed trying to come up with a design for a science project. The rain was slapping the roof of his Vancouver home pretty hard and the loud noise gave Wang an idea. Maybe he could capture the rain hitting the roof and use it as a source of energy.
A Symphony Orchestra flashmob a Copenhagen Metro Tube where they play Edvard Grieg’s ‘Peer Gynt’ Suite No. 1, Op. 46 – ‘Morning’

After our report on a study giving insights into how to minimize the risk of toxic vegetables from urban gardens, TreeHugger reader Craig wrote to ask:

I’m researching soil test kits – for pollution, not nutrition. I want to test soil, water, and food itself. Care to recommend any test kits?

Craig wants to test the soils on high ground and compare the results with the tests of soils in the valley that channels runoff from roads — where the wild blackberries may be less brain food than drain fruit. It sounds like a great project!

The totally awesome Toyota 2000GT SEV unveiled earlier this year was the result of what was called the “Crazy Car Project,” undertaken by the Toyota Automobile Association. While no doubt some thought that converting the iconic car, of which only 353 examples were made, to run on solar power a bit insane, perhaps there was a method to their madness.

Smoking causes cancer. Carbon pollution causes extreme weather.

It really doesn’t have to be more complicated than that.

In a huge win for consumers, the California Office of Secretary of State announced the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, also known as the GMO labeling initiative. It will appear as Proposition 37 in the November 6 elections, as reported on Food Safety News.

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