If only because the steam train at Disnelyand is now powered by recycled cooking oil, today is a “glass is half full” kind of day. Check out the green news from cyberspace and decide for yourself.
- California Needs the Snow: It looks like California is in for another dry season – and possibly the worst drought in recent history. The reason? The Sierra Nevada snowpack is smaller than usual.
- Blowin’ in the Wind: Environmental Capital says the jobs — and global domination of wind energy – could go to China in 2009.
- Quick, Cheap and Easy? Not So Much: A new Australian report shows the cost-benefits of climate change legislation are overly optimistic.
- Even Mickey Goes Green: Now you can ride the steam trains at Disneyland and not feel guilty about emissions — they’re powered by recycled cooking oil. (Hat-tip: Environmental Leader.)
- Chug Chug Chug: Green, Inc. reports that brewers seem to be competing to create the beer with the lowest environmental impact.
- As Easy As 1, 2, 3: A new report by McKinsey and Co. outlines the three steps we need to take to combat climate change. Deceptively simple?
- State of Green Business: GreenBiz released its 2009 assessment of corporate environmental performance today. The verdict is good, but Joel Makowers asks, is it good enough?
- Bird Videos Galore: Looking for a video of that special bird you saw or heard about last week? Birdfreak tells you where to go to find thousands of bird videos online.
- A Volcanic Question: With Alaska’s Mount Redoubt ready to blow any day, Eoin O’Carroll asks if volcanoes can change the climate.
- Journey Under the Sea: Have you seen Google Ocean yet? Check it out… and read what Andrew Revkin has to say about its ability to actually help protect real oceans.
- Obama’s Road to Copenhagen: Michael Northrop and David Sassoon say Obama needs to take some bold actions in the next few months if climate negotiations at Copenhagen are to succeed.
- Burial at Sea: A new report says we can reduce carbon emissions by up to 15 percent if we just take crop waste and dump it into the deep ocean.
(Image: California’s Sierra Nevada. Source: Trail Trekker via Creative Commons.)
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