Don’t be fooled by this beautiful prize-winning photo of a cane toad – the critters are such terrible pests that Australian’s destroy them with glee. Read on for all the green news from around the world in our daily round-up.
- How Do You Say “Plug It In” in Mandarin? China is aiming to become the world leader in production of electric cars and buses. (Hat-tip: Environmental Capital.)
- Green Buildings Pay Off: A new study says that updating buildings to meet LEED and/or Energy Star standards has economic benefits, too.
- Toad Day Out: A strange name for an even stranger “festival” in Australia, where thousands of invasive cane toads were captured and destroyed (either frozen, gassed or donated to academia) last weekend.
- More Troubles From Australia: Heat waves, wildfires and drought… the Australians have bigger things to worry about than cane toads. Keith Schneider examines the climate change concerns down under.
- Green Electronics Guide: Greenpeace has developed a guide to greener electronics — and penalizes companies that don’t pony up to green promises. (Hat-tip: GoodCleanTech.)
(Image: cane toad. Source: MrClean1982 via Creative Commons.)
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