Saturday, August 07, 2010

The Week In Green Numbers

$4,300 per barrel

- fine for BP if "gross negligence" is proved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill #

4.9 million barrels

- new estimate for how much oil flowed into the Gulf #

9

- number of countries that have set their all-time temperature records in 2010 (they are Russia (111 degrees F), Niger (118), Sudan (121), Saudi Arabia and Iraq (126 apiece), and Pakistan, a hair under 130 degrees.) #

2,000 tons

- amount of lead removed from the manufacturing process from what the US Army laughingly calls an "environmentally-friendly" bullet #

65

- number of waste incinerators being planned for the UK, amid fears that we may have to import waste to feed them #

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