Today on Planet 100: Hooters Girls Save the Gulf (Video)

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Today, on Planet 100, Hooters waitresses donate their pantyhose, Afghanistan hits mineral pay dirt, and Rand Paul goes on the offensive against mountains.Hooter Booms
The Hooters girls have been long been renowned for their flesh colored pantyhose, and now they're being employed to help save the Gulf.

All 380 Hooter restaurants are asking waitresses to donate their used industrial strength pantyhose to Project Pantyhose which has set a leggy goal of collecting more than 100,000 pairs. Matter of Trust and Indigo Ocean will use them to create 15 miles of booms with the potential to soak up I million gallons of oil.

Who would have thought the Hooters girls second most famous asset would provide a viable solution to the oil crisis?

Via: Inhabitat
Lithium Jackpot
The US has discovered nearly $1 trillion jackpot in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond previously known reserves and enough rescue country from poverty.

The New York Times reports of huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium—which could shape the future of the electric vehicle market—given lithium is used in the batteries of the next-generation of electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, and Daimler Smart Cars.

China will certainly benefit from increased lithium reserves as it recently surpassed the U.S. with the world's largest automobile industry.

Via: Earth2Tech
Rand vs. Mountains
We hate to make a mountain out of a mole hill but we hve to call out GOP senate candidate for Kentucky, Rand Paul, who, when questioned about MTR said: "Nobody will miss a hill or two." Hmmm, perhaps Mr. Paul needs reminding that mountaintop removal pollutes and destroys ecosystems and makes communities very sick.

Via: Treehugger
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