It’s Good Friday in most of the Christian world, and this Midwestern, Catholic-raised boy’s thoughts are naturally turning to…Easter candy. What’s that you say? Bad for my waistline? Well, that’s a lost cause anyway…and besides, Easter candy is actually getting greener. Find out more in this morning’s meltingly hot green roundup:
- I Likes My Peeps: Easter candy is here, of course — but Easter candy packaging (which usually takes up more space than the chocolate itself) is slimming down across the industry, reports Treehugger.
- That’s Like Really Cool, Eh: Canada turns to the sea for its power needs with the first commercial tidal energy plant in North America, sited off Vancouver Island. (Hat tip to Blogfish, who says we can’t just say no to ocean energy anymore. Who was saying no?)
- At Least It’s Not Social Engineering: John Holdren, President Obama’s science adviser, says he’s discussed bioengineering solutions to stop climate change with the president. (No word on whether Obama preferred the “shooting pollution particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect the sun’s rays” solution or the “artificial trees to remove CO2 from the air” solution.)
- Do I Have a Bid on This Fine Piece of Carbon? The Obama administration is backing away from Obama’s campaign promise to sell 100 percent of the emissions permits needed for a carbon cap-and-trade system — a political move that Environmental Capital says won’t reduce the pain to consumers of such a scheme. Meanwhile, The Vine reports swing votes in the Senate are still open to cap-and-trade.
- Glug Glug Glug: Finally, some really bad news: The amount of fresh water human beings are using is “moving dangerously close to the limit of safety,” reports The Economist. (Hat tip: Environmental Leader.)
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