It’s the end of the week, and of course our thoughts turn to good times, laughter, and flatulence…strictly as a climate-change issue, you understand. Catch the latest on stopping passed gas from going greenhouse — and all the rest of today’s hot green links:
- Not a Fart Joke: You might have missed this yesterday, but New Zealanders and Australians are researching techniques to reduce flatulence in their livestock — said flatulence containing methane, which is a greenhouse gas.
- To Market, To Market? There’s pressure on European governments to intervene in Europe’s collapsing carbon market, reports Green Inc.
- Is it Enough Change to Believe In? Meanwhile, Obama’s new budget relies on revenue from a cap-and-trade scheme starting in 2012. But does the budget go far enough on climate change? asks The Vine.
- Novelty Act: More than 10 percent of all mammals known have been discovered in the last 15 years, says a new PNAS paper. (Hat tip: Journal Watch.)
- A Message of Hope: Obama is already changing the outlook for progress on global environmental governance — at least among the world’s environmental ministers, reports the BBC’s Richard Black.
- That’s a Powerful Drink: The Pacific Insitute says that bottled water is up to 2,000 times as energy-intensive as tap water. (Hat tip: WaterWired.)
- Bye Bye, Key West: Which places will climate change make uninhabitable first? Treehugger has a slideshow.
- Tonight’s Special is Energy Efficiency: Here’s how to cook pasta in an energy-efficient way, from Grist. (One hint: Put the pasta in the water when it’s cold.)
(Image: Sheep. Credit: Ami Vitale.)
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