We know there’s a lot of news out there to stay on top of every day. That’s why we’ve done the work for you — and condensed it into the top five green news stories of the day:
- Feel the Squeeze: Check out this video of CNN reporter John Zarrrella learning how to catch a Burmese python — an invasive pet that’s taking over the Florida Keys. The Nature Conservancy is trying to stop them with a new initiative called the “Python Patrol.”
- Show Me the Money: The U.S. Department of Energy has released a map of every state and city eligible to receive stimulus funding for energy efficiency. My home town will be getting $162,000 — how about yours?
- Who Needs Dishware Anyway? Try Your Hands: Many states are banning dishwashing detergent that contains phosphates to help protect rivers and fish, but not everyone is happy about it. Apparently, phosphate-free soap doesn’t get your dishes very clean.
- Green Skies: Doom and gloom got you down? Here are five reasons why the current economic situation won’t derail the movement toward a greener energy future.
- Another Argument for Carbon Markets: A new study finds that trees are still less valuable than the land they stand on, despite efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD).
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