Didn’t have time to keep up with the news over the holiday weekend? Well, you’re in luck – we’ve compiled the most interesting enviro-news for you. Just read on…
- Pika Protection Possible: The American pika appears to be dying off due to temperature increases in the West. Should it join the polar bear on the endangered species list?
- Oil Sands in Our Future: Canada’s oil sands seem like a possible out from reliance on Middle East oil, but do they fit with President Obama’s environmental agenda?
- Australia’s Toilet Tax: A new proposal would make home owners pay for each flush or shower.
- Assessing the Economic Stimulus: Environmental Leader digs in to see what’s what – and what’s next.
- Hot Air Always Rises: That’s the premise for a solar panel system that seems to be weathering the renewable energy downturn just fine.
- On the Fast Track: Can the Deparment of Energy disseminate loans, grants and other stimulus money fast enough, or is it in over its head?
- For the Birds: A new study shows that birds in Ethiopia need different conservation strategies than birds in Latin America when it comes to coffee farms.
- Climate Warnings Intensify: A leader of the IPCC says the impacts of climate change could be worse than models originally predicted.
- Reef Spies: Researchers have been spying on snorkelers and divers in order to identify behavior patterns that might help limit reef destruction by vacationers.
- Oceans of Change: Climate change could impact ocean species more than land species and marine protected areas could be particularly hard-hit, say conservation biologists.
(Image: A pika gathering grass in Rocky Mountain National Park. Source: Susan Dracket, via Creative Commons.)
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