Happy MLK Day to those of you in the United States! Here’s the green stuff that’s catching our eye online this morning:
- Wardrobe Check: Inhabitat urges Michelle Obama to dress green for the inauguration.
- Lean Green Fighting Machine: The Pentagon is realizing that renewable energy makes for good defense policy, reports The Wall Street Journal.
- The Clock is Ticking? NASA scientist James Hansen tells Barack Obama he has four years to save the planet from climate change.
- We Hadn’t Thought About That: Sean Casten at Grist asks: Is renewable energy sustainable? (Bradford Plumer at The Vine says he’ll take the problems Casten outlines over dependence on oil.)
- The Future’s So Bright: Could shinier crops reflect more sunlight into space and cool the earth?
- Going Deep: Is your ecology deep or shallow? Andrew Revkin says the passing of philosopher Arne Naess might prompt you to do some soul-searching on the question.
- I’ll Have Mine Rare: Why people think rare species taste better.
- Can It Survive? What’s the future of the tropical rainforest? Mongabay.com reviews a panel discussion by nine scientists last week.
- So Plastic: New Dehli is getting serious about banning plastic bags, reports the Guardian. More than 10 million are used in the city every day. (Hat tip: Treehugger.)
- Another Mystery Solved: How do machines sort recyclables? Oh, centrifuges, magnets, induced currents and a little bit of help from humans, says EcoGeek. (Now, if only the market for recyclables would come back…)
(Image: Michelle Obama (center) at a campaign rally in Arlington, Virginia. Credit: Greg under a Creative Commons license.)
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