Daily Green Wrap-up 25.September, 2012

Your spice cabinet, fresh ginger root, some green herbs, a few fruits and vegetables, and honey are all that stand between you and an elixir to treating a pesky ailment – 10 of them, to be more exact.
To put together the following recipes, make sure to mix them until evenly combined and let the teas involving herbs or fruit to steep for several minutes before drinking. Sweeten as you see fit and enjoy!
In a happy accident, cancer researchers discovered a molecule necessary for cheaper and greener ways to manufacture nylon.
Perhaps a similar aura of grandeur is intended to accompany one of the initiative’s latest announcements; that of the “world’s first building standard focused exclusively on enhancing people’s health and well-being.” That’s from the official statement from Delos, a developer touting a new “WELL Building Standard.” It calls for the implementation of guidelines set forth by engineers, researchers, and doctors from Columbia University’s medical school. So; nontoxic materials, environments designed to stimulate activity, proper ventilation, minimal exposure to pollutants, and more.
The Christian Science Monitor is the latest to weigh on the perceived “success” or “failure” of the Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in hybrid, and we can now add that publication to the list of those that consider the car a “success.”
Truth be told, the CSM had a tailwind here, as its editorial was written by John Voelcker of Green Car Reports, who called out some other publications, notably Forbes, for blasting the vehicle and the way General Motors promotes it.
A new study has found that 23 nuclear power plants with 74 reactors in various parts of the world are at high risk from tsunamis like the one that struck the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan in March 2011. But Japan isn’t the only country where tsunamis pose a threat to nuclear reactors; researchers from the University of Huelva in Spain and Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium have identified many other reactors in South Korea, China, India, and the Eastern Mediterranean that are also at risk.

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