Trafigura Fined €1M For Illegally Dumping Toxic Waste in Africa

July 23, 2010 by  
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photo credit: ©Raigo Pajula/AFP/Getty Images Some justice has finally come of the 2006 export disaster involving Swiss-based oil trader Trafigura , who will now be fined €1M for illegally exporting hazardous waste out of Amsterdam. In 2006, the ship, Probo Koala, had a load of nasty, toxic waste and went to Amsterdam to unload it and have it safely disposed of.  But it seems the price of discarding the waste responsibly was too high, so the ship left Amsterdam and headed for the Ivory Coast to dump their load, resulting in at least 15 deaths and the poisoning of thousands in Africa .

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PHOTOS: The Khan Shatyr World’s Biggest Tent in Astana!

July 23, 2010 by  
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Read the rest of PHOTOS: The Khan Shatyr World’s Biggest Tent in Astana! http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Astana Architecture , Astana Entertainment Center , Astana kazakstan , Foster + Partners , Kazakhstan architecture , Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center

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DIY: Make a Cell Phone Charging Station from an Old Bottle

July 22, 2010 by  
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If you’re always losing your cell and want a centralized place to tuck it away, or if you hate having to put your phone on the floor while you charge it, why not make a neat little charging station for it out of an old lotion bottle? You’ve probably seen similar cradles selling on the internet for upwards of $10, but fashioning your own is a simple DIY way to reuse something you already have while saving on shipping costs and packaging

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Wine Rack Made from Recycled Bottle Corks

July 22, 2010 by  
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Starting your own wine collection, but have yet to reach full scale? Here’s a great piece from one of our favorite eco-designers that gives you a way to store some bottles before you open up a full-on cellar.

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