Light goes out for incandescent bulbs.
After more than a century lighting up the world, the switch will be flicked off across the EU for the final time on incandescent bulbs on Saturday as the phased ban on their sale is completed.
Ireland's capital city Dublin was the 17th city to implement a public bicycle rental scheme. At its launch in 2009, the scheme had 450 bicyles and 40 stations. By May 2011, two million journeys had been made, and plans are now afoot to expand to 5,000 bicyles and 300 stations.
Forty percent of food in the United States is never eaten, amounting to $165 billion a year in waste, taking a toll on the country's water resources and significantly increasing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report from the Natural Resources Defense Council released this week.
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