Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
Volvo 7700 Hybrid: Compared to existing diesel buses, the 7700 diesel-electric hybrid from Volvo reduces emissions by as much as 50 per cent and lowers fuel consumption by nearly 35 per cent. It is currently undergoing testing and will be produced mid-2012 onwards. Volvo plans to deploy the 7700 as an extremely comfortable and noise-free alternative for urban public transport
Photograph by: Aniruddha Bhattacharjee