Saturday Green Links – 12/24
Just in time for Christmas….
- 8 Gifts That Reduce Waste – Examiner. Okay, so if you haven’t bought all your presents, you’re a serious procrastinator, but here are a few good ideas.
- DIY Green Wrapping – Green Phone Booth. I love wrapping presents in reusable bags. Two gifts in one!
- Vegetarian Holiday Recipes – Green Phone Booth. Has anyone tried these? They look good.
It’s been a few weeks since I’ve shared, so there’s a lot. Do you do want the good news or the bad news first?
The good news:
- Empire State Building Achieves LEED Gold Certification – Inhabit. It’s the tallest building in the U.S. to get LEED certification.
- EPA Issues Rule Limiting Arsenic, Mercury Emissions from Power Plants – NPR. About half of the coal- and oil-fired power plants still lack modern pollution controls. Now they have three years to clean up their act.
- Elevation of the Chimp May Reshape Research – New York Times. The government is halting all new grants for research on chimps.
- EPA Report Cracks Down on Hydraulic Fracking – Energy 2.0. The EPA specifically links fracking with groundwater contamination.
- Could Having Better Labels Help out the Environment? – Slate. More argument for social norms advertising.
- Naked People Need Building Science – Energy Vanguard. Okay, so this is less good news and more funny. But it makes a good point!
The bad news:
- The Scariest Energy Graph You’ll See Today – Green Bang. Warning: the the US Energy Information Administration’s International Energy Outlook 2011 is pretty depressing.
- Canada Holds Hearing on Suspected Virus in Salmon – New York Times. Infectious salmon anemia has spread from farmed fish to wild.
- As Permafrost Thaws, Scientists Study the Risks – New York Times. Permafrost could contain twice as much carbon as the entire atmosphere.
- Plastic Bags – XKCD. I love XKCD.
Okay, so I just had to end on a good note there. That’s it for this week. As always, if you read anything interesting, send it my way.