Killer whales, black swans, fish poop and Sarah Palin — there’s a lot going on in the green blogosphere this morning, and we bring the best of it to you:
- All Aboard the Green Train: Sarah Palin announces she wants Alaska to get half its electricity from renewables by 2025. (Hat tip: Green Inc.)
- The Tipping Point: Europeans assumed all swans were white…until they saw a black one in Australia. Will there be a black-swan event that changes our thinking about climate change? asks Michael Ferrari. (Hat tip: Green Skeptic.)
- Even Better Than a Divining Rod: Satellites might be useful in finding potable water in drought-stricken countries such as Niger, reports 60-Second Science.
- At Least It’s Good for Something: Could fish poop — which is full of calcium carbonate — help buffer the ocean against acidification caused by climate change? (Hat tip: Blogfish.)
- Reading His Lips: Dot.Earth parses the Obama inaugural address for environmental themes.
- As Good As New: Secondary rainforests (those that have regrown after clear-cutting) are almost as valuable as untouched forest, says a new study.
- Just Take The Car, Too: The U.S. Senate will consider a bill giving drivers up to $4,500 to stop using their old gas guzzlers. (Hat tip: GoodCleanTech.)
- Green Escape From Alcatraz: You can now take a sun/wind-powered ferry to Alcatraz Island. (And back.)
- The Coming Revolution: Green building expert Jerry Yudelson says Obama will put green buildings front and center.
- Kill and Be Killed: Killer whales off the Pacific Northwest are dying because they’re feeding on chinook salmon full of industrial chemicals, says a new study. (Hat tip: Yale Environment 360.)
(Image: Orca whale breaching. Credit: Minette Layne under a Creative Commons license.)
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