News bite

Dot Eco:

Rival environmental groups are lining up supporters to try to take control of a new net domain aimed at green groups. At least two consortiums are known to be preparing bids to control .eco.

Full article at BBC technology.

Putin:

Taking his now-traditional summertime action-man trip – this time to the bottom of Lake Baikal – [Vladimir] Putin emerged from the depths with news that Deripaska could reopen his pulp mill on the shores of the lake, less than a year after it was shut due to environmental concerns.

Full article at Moscow News.

Chu:

US Secretary of Energy, Stephen Chu, appeared on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” a couple of weeks back. He also uses Facebook. He is, therefore, flavour of the month with the Salon.com.

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