Brrrr, it’s cold here in Virginia! But here’s what’s hot and green online this morning:
- The Adaams Family Look: Why are CFL light bulbs still unpopular? Green Inc.’s readers say they don’t last as long as advertised and make “your entire family look like cadavers.”
- From the You Must Be Doing Something Right Department: The U.S. Climate Action Partnership’s blueprint to curb greenhouse-gas emissions is getting heat from Congressional Republicans and some enviros, reports Environmental Capital. (And read why the Conservancy’s Bob Bendick thinks the proposal is crucial to fighting climate change.)
- Can You Hear Me Now? Wind power could extend cell phone service to unserved areas, reports GreenBiz.
- Don’t Try This at Home: But a new study says home wind turbines are often useless because of lack of sufficient wind. (Hat tip: Clean Techinca.)
- Ready for Takeoff: Could protests against Heathrow Airport’s third runway (and its contributions to climate change) be the next global environmental rallying point?
- Dumb and Dumber? RealClimate says science reporting at CNN has taken a nosedive after the CNN Science News team was fired.
- Not Heavy Water: You can now put a solar lamp on your plastic water or soda bottle. Really.
- Fatal Ignition: Treehugger reports that old car batteries are killing Africans.
(Image: Incandescent and CFL light bulbs. Credit: Mark Godfrey/TNC.)
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