Sometimes grim, sometimes hopeful, but always informative — every day we bring you the top five enviro news stories you should be paying attention to. Read on for today’s selections.
- The EPA Steps Up its Game: The federal agency is on the brink of declaring greenhouse gases dangerous pollutants. What could this mean for climate change regulations?
- Houston, We Have a Problem: A new Gallup poll shows that more Americans believe the economy should be given top priority even if it means the environment suffers.
- 525,600 Minutes… Times 13:That’s how long Joel Makower says we have to reverse the effects of climate change (actually, he says 5,000 days). Whatever your number, the point is we don’t have long.
- Doomsday by 2030:The UK’s chief scientist warns that shortages of food, water and energy, coupled with a growing population, will unite in a perfect storm of catastrophe within two decades. (Hat-tip: GreenBiz.)
- What’s Your Water Footprint? The World Water Forum ended last week and one of the bright new ideas bandied about was water neutrality – measuring and tracking one’s water footprint.
(Image: A cat’s water footprint. Source: Logical Progressions, via a Creative Commons license.)
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