Today on Planet 100: Obama Year One: Looking Back at Green Milestones (Video)
Today, Planet 100 looks back at the environmental achievements of Barack Obama's first year as president, recaps online efforts to help Haiti, and considers a new recycling program for weapons.First, a look at the major green milestones from Obama's first year as president. Highlights include overturning Bush administration limits on the endangered species list and conservation efforts, the EPA ruling on greenhouse gas emissions, and increased fuel efficiency requirements.
Then, a look at how the internet began responding to the crisis in Haiti moments after the quake had registered.
Finally, Planet 100 reports from the UK, where a new recycling program is targeting some unusual items: guns and knives.
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