Do city folk have a green advantage over suburban and rural dwellers? Read on to hear what a Harvard economist thinks, and check out today’s top news stories from the enviro-blogging world.
- Are Cities Green by Nature? Economist Edward Glaeser presents his defense of cities, saying that people living in urban areas have smaller carbon footprints than their suburban counterparts.
- Green Jobs Czar: The White House announced today that Van Jones will help direct Obama’s green jobs initiative. Red, Blue and Green gives their opinion on the author, activitist and originator of the term “green-collar jobs.”
- Get Thee to Copenhagen Now: Climate scientists have convened an emergency meeting in Copenhagen – months before the official global conference begins — to get a jump-start on compiling information they’ll use to pressure politicians into taking major action on climate change.
- Saving Bats with Heat? Some scientists think they might be able to help save thousands of dying bats from the mysterious white-nose syndrome with a relatively simple solution: space heaters for bat caves.
- Record Rate of Species Discovery: Bruce Stutz explains why we’re in a “golden age of species discovery” — with more species being discovered than ever before — and what that might mean for conservation efforts.
(Image: View of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Source: Scott Warren.)
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