We managed to get Groundskeeper Willie and beer into this morning’s roundup of online green goodness — we feel like Homer Simpson. (The nuns, the fish that can’t smell, and the Chinese earthquake that humans might have caused…that’s another story.)
- I Don’t Smell Anything: Ocean acidification might be making clownfish larvae lose their sense of smell, says a new PNAS study.
- Groundskeeper Willie Would Be Proud: Scotland will map wave and tidal power potential north of its shores, says Earth2Tech. (Hat tip: EcoGeek.)
- It’s All Your Fault: Was last year’s catastrophic Chinese earthquake caused by the water weight behind a dam? (Hat tip: 60-Second Science.)
- And It Gets Stuck in Your Teeth, Too: Corn ethanol is just as polluting as gasoline, according to a new study. (Hat tip: Red Green and Blue.)
- Bottom of the Barrel: Sierra Nevada Brewing is now making ethanol out of its beer dregs.
- Still Waiting for the Bus: Where’s the aid for mass transit in the stimulus package? asks David Leonhardt of The New York Times. (Hat tip: The Vine.)
- Shorted Out: Will a lack of global lithium strangle the electric car movement in its cradle? Environmental Capital does a big takeout on the question.
- One More for Clean Energy: A Montana electric utility has ditched its plans for a $900 million coal-fired power plant in favor of renewable energy. (Hat tip: Hill Heat.)
- Salsa Verde, Please: Is Chipotle the leader in sustainable fast food?
- Slippery Slope: Here’s a fascinating Richard Black post about how water shortages in the Amazon rainforest have led to deforestation, cattle ranching and fire.
(Image: Clownfish and anemone in the waters off the Solomon Islands. Credit: Bruce Bowen.)
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