Hey — we’re about to launch this blog for real on Monday! But until then, here’s what’s cool and hot and green online for Friday:
- Don’t Poo-Poo This: A Boston printer is buying paper made in Sri Lanka from elephant dung.
- A Renewable Debate: Everybody’s abuzz about this Freakonomics debate on whether the price of oil or new government spending is more important for the future of clean technology. Hint: Oil is winning.
- Impressive! In case you missed it, Barack Obama yesterday promised to double production of alternative energy in the next three years.
- Not Ready for Prime Time? Mridul Chada at Red Green and Blue reports U.N. officials think the carbon trading system needs an overhaul in order to make any international climate change treaty a success.
- OK, I’m Biking to Work: Could mileage charges replace the gas tax?
- Latest Sign of the Apocalypse? Pelicans are going crazy off the coast of California.
- If You Think You’re Hungry Now: A new study says climate change will cause widespread food insecurity.
- Another Lame Excuse Not to Go Renewable: Did a UFO hit a wind turbine in the UK? Or was it just a rouge firework?
- Go With Your Gut: A company that uses microbes in termite guts to make ethanol is building its first plant in Oregon.
- Light Me Up: Low Impact Living highlights what it calls the best CFL bulbs for indoor lighting.
- I Last Did This When I Was Four: Treehugger rounds up the latest tricycles for adults.
(Image: African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) on the Northern Rangelands of Kenya. Credit: Suzi Eszterhas.)
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