Long weekend, and maybe you’ll hit the mall, and maybe that’s not such an eco-crime after all. Read below to learn more — and all the green online news that’s fit to print. (And could you pick up some socks for us while you’re there?)
- But the UPS Driver is So Cute: Which is greener: shopping online or going to the mall? You might be surprised, says Treehugger.
- The Fast and the Furious: Songbirds fly up to 311 miles a day when migrating, according to a new study that put mini geolocator backpacks on the birds. (No word if consent forms were obtained beforehand.)
- Keep Driving: The director of MIT’s Sloan Automotive Laboratory tells Environmental Capital that the internal combustion engines will be our dominant propulsion system for the next 30 years.
- Nine Out of Every 10 Economists Agree: Slate says most economists agree on the costs of climate action – but nobody in the media is noticing. (Except, as usual, the self-congratulatory Slate.)
- Highly Stimulating? The stimulus bill now gives less than 10 percent for renewable energy and the environment, reports Environmental Leader. Still, The Vine calls that “a seismic shift in the nation’s energy priorities.”
- Slipping Away: A common Guatemalan salamander has suddenly gone extinct — and a new paper blames climate change.
- Step Right Up: Airlines and oil companies are lining up to have their carbon emissions regulated, reports Climate Feedback.
- Swimming Backwards: The BBC’s Richard Black discovers that a compromise on international whaling is less likely than ever.
- Stay Cool: The head of climate change advice for the British government says the Arctic summer ice sheet isn’t melting rapidly because of climate change and that we should stop linking weather events to global warming. (Hat tip: Stoat.)
- On the Hook: On the other hand, conservation biologists are saying climate change is wreak havoc on fish stocks — and that marine protected areas are going to be hit really hard.
- The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship? China expert Orville Schell says Hillary Clinton’s trip to China could be the start of China and the United States working together on climate change.
(Image: Pentagon Fashion Mall, Arlington, Virginia. Credit: Ben Schumin via a Creative Commons license.)
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