We’re covering the globe today… from Australia to Bolivia to Oregon to the depths of the ocean, here are the top green news stories you should read.
- Australia Holds the Grim Distinction… of being the place scientists point to for evidence of climate change. Drought, wildfires, heat waves and agricultural collapse plague the country, and the social and psychological impacts of this climate change are building, reports the L.A. Times.
- Recycle Your Cell Phone for Earth Day: So says the EPA, who calculated that if 100 million phones are turned in for recycling, almost 20,000 homes could be powered.
- Taxing Your Two-Wheel: An Oregon state representative thinks bicyclists should abide by the same rules as motorist – including registering their “vehicles” and helping to support the costs of bike lanes and other infrastructure.
- My, What Sensitive Ears You Have: A new study proves that military sonar harms the hearing of dolphins and whales. The BBC’s Richard Black and Short Sharp Science both report.
- Bolivia Children Pay the Price: Andean glaciers in Bolivia are melting so fast that a child born today won’t see much ice by the time he or she reaches adulthood. And this rapid ice melt threatens the water supply of 77 million people.