Science is amazing, isn’t it? New inventions every day, like the life-like robotic fish (see video above) that detects ocean pollution! Meanwhile, Congress apparently can only do one big thing a year, as you’ll find in this edition of Cool Green Morning. Hey — it’s your green world. We’re just linking to it:
- So Real, We Bet Something Eats It: A European science project is using five-foot robotic fish with life-like swimming motion to detect chemical and oil contamination off the coast of Spain. (Hat tip: Blogfish.)
- No Can Do (Two?): ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos is reporting that Congressional Democrats have chosen to push health care reform this year over a cap-and-trade bill — figuring they only have the votes to do one. (Hat tip: The Vine.)
- At Last…My Loan Has Come Along: The U.S. Department of Energy has extended its first loan guarantee in four years for a renewable energy project, reports Green Inc.
- Doesn’t Like That Heavy Metal: Jane Lubchenco, the new adminstrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, tells Dot Earth that we shouldn’t count on fertilizing the oceans with iron to pull CO2 out of the atmosphere.
- Casting a Wide Net: Salt water aquarists (those who keep salt-water aquariums) now have a new blog to keep them abreast of ocean conservation issues: The Reef Tank. (Hat tip: ScienceBlogs.)
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