Yes indeed, if there was ever a time to make lemonade out of lemons, it’s now. Because we might not have any lemons left if we don’t take action soon…
- No More California Lemons? U.S. energy secretary Steven Chu issued a dire warning yesterday, saying California’s farms and vineyards could be gone by the end of the century due to climate change. (Hat-tip: Environmental Capital.)
- And the Critics Say… Greenwashing: Advertising by Royal Dutch Shell is misleading about the company’s environmental policies, say critics. For the second time in a year.
- Baby-Sized Carbon Footprint? Just what is the carbon footprint of having a child – let alone eight of them?
- Eur0pean Carbon Market Rises… and Falls: James Kanter asks, does the price volatility of Europe’s carbon market matter?
- Your Ad Here: It had to happen, of course. The proliferation of wind energy means new advertising opportunities… including “Windvertising.” Yes, billboard-like ads on moving turbines.
- Utah Lands Free From Drilling: A Bush-administration lease on 100,000 acres of Utah wild lands for oil and gas drilling was declared invalid by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar yesterday.
- Computer Emissions: TriplePundit discusses energy-saving opportunities within the computing world.
- Move Over, Dolly: For the first time, science has succeeded in cloning an extinct animal. How, you ask? And how long did the cloned ibex survive?
- Smart Island: The island nation of Malta will become the world’s first smart grid island.
- Wave Power: In another first, Scotland will be home to the world’s first tidal-powered data center.
- Can a Dam Cause an Earthquake? Scientists are looking at evidence suggesting that China’s 500-foot-tall Zipingpu Dam might have been the cause of the country’s 7.9 quake last May.
- Outlook for Coral Reefs Is Grim: Climate change could pose a triple-whammy for coral reefs, writes Michael Ricciardi in Ecoworldly.
(Image: Meyer lemon tree. Source: Alasam via Creative Commons.)
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