Super Sherpa cleans up Everest, environment gets ‘bluer’ and other green stories of the week

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Some of the major green and environmental stories of the past week (April 4-8) including a Sherpa's plans to clean up Everest are rounded up below. and 1Sky, two of the biggest grassroots environmental organisations in the United States have announced that they will merge together to consolidate their fight against climate change. ( Treehugger)

Environment gets ‘bluer' - due to climate change the ‘color' of our environment is, apparently becoming ‘bluer' say scientists in a new study. ( Science Daily)

ECOnetic- Ford gave a advance preview of their new hybrid car - the ECOnetic ahead of the Amsterdam Motor Show, the car has been dubbed ‘the most fuel efficient in Europe'. ( ABR)

Facebook gets greener- the social networking giant has announced that it will begin using ‘greener' data centers to power its online services.  ( Independent)

Fukushima waste water - China has expressed concern over Japan's plans to discharge contaminated water from the damaged nuclear power stations in Fukushima into the sea and urged the country to protect local marine life. ( Reuters)

Google invest in solar - internet Giant Google announced on Thursday April 7 that it is investing in a solar power plant close to Berlin, the companies first investment of this kind in Europe.  ( Psyorg)

Hopes fade in Bagkok- UN climate talks in Bangkok have stalled partly because of continued debate over the future of the Kyoto protocol.  ( Guardian)

Road side pollution - could lead to brain damage according to a newly published study by scientists at the University of Southern California in America. ( Top News Arab Emirates)

Super Sherpa- Nepalese mountaineer Apa Sherpa known as the ‘super Sherpa' due to his having climbed Everest a record 20 times, began another expedition to the summit on Wednesday 6 in order to remove rubbish left there and draw attention to climate change. ( Ecorazzi)

Costal erosion not for the rich - A new report states theorises that as costal erosion intensifies and seaside towns begin buying replacement sand a gap could develop where only rich areas can afford to replace their sand and poorer areas are left with out beaches. ( New York Times)