Can 80,000 goats be wrong? Could the UN climate conference be too crowded? Could energy-efficient light bulbs not make you look like Herman Munster? The answers to these and other riveting questions lie below in today’s roundup of online green:
- Got Their Goat: Conservationists have eradicated all 80,000 invasive goats from Santiago Island in the Galapagos — the largest-ever eradication of an island-invasive mammal.
- The Climate Crowd? President Obama’s new climate envoy, Todd Stern, thinks the UN’s climate conferences have too many countries involved, reports Environmental Capital. (The Vine reports on an essay Stern recently wrote about the importance of the United States engaging with China and India on climate.)
- An Unflattering Light: Compact fluorescent light bulbs can produce pleasing light — but CFL manufacturers are cutting corners, says Green Inc.
- Europe Knows Best: The European Union’s environment commissioner writes a letter to President Obama telling him the United States must take swift action on carbon emissions.
- Well, Maybe Not: Meanwhile, the price of E.U. carbon permits has fallen to an all-time low — because they gave out free pollution permits, says Red Green and Blue.
- Safe to Conserve: A new study says protected areas do not stimulate human activity around their borders, contrary to popular belief.
- It Certainly Is Green: Could algae be the next biofuel?
- Extreme-ly Renewable: Research bases in Antarctica are switching to solar and wind power. (Hat tip: EcoGeek.)
(Image: Goat skull on Isabela Island, The Galapagos. Credit: cwalkatron under a Creative Commons license.)
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