The Daily Sprout

Obama’s Science Test: Obama has responded to the group’s 14 question science exam. Clean energy research and development feature prominently in his take on where federal funds will help advance science – ScienceDebate08 via NYTimes.

Toyota Releases Sustainability Report 2008: The Japanese automaker released its annual sustainability report today, disclosing its emission and energy reduction goals. To save some trees, download the 91 page report – Toyota.

HP Strips Down Laptop Packaging for Wal-Mart: The retail giant named HP the winner of its Home Entertainment Design Challenge for slashing the packaging of the Pavilion laptop by 97 percent. Wal-Mart’s pressuring all of its vendors to reduce packaging to save space and fuel – Press Release.

eBay Goes Green with Online auctioneer eBay launched a socially and environmentally responsible retail portal today called which will sell products that have a positive impact on the world – WorldofGood.

Stolen Solar Panels Selling on eBay: If your uncle comes home with some “new” solar panels that he says fell off the back of a truck, watch out. Solar panels are being stripped off schools, churches and homes and sold on Craigslist for $1000 a pop – CBS via Valleywag.