It’s a cool green morning on the East Coast, and we’ve compiled the top five green news stories from the environmental blogosphere. Read on…
- Condor Killer on the Loose: A private investigator has been hired to find the killer of two endangered California condors. Only about 320 California condors still exist, half of them in captivity.
- Battle of the Pigs: Which is better, free-range or conventional pork? A new study shows that free-range pigs are more likely to test postitive for salmonella and two other food-born pathogens – raising the question of how tightly government should regulate agriculture.
- 15, 40 or 75 Percent Trees in a Forest? A long-term study of logging in Pacific Northwest forests finds that the minimum percentage of trees that should remain in order to keep the forest healthy is higher than the current federal standard.
- Carshare and Carpool Collide: Car-sharing and car-pooling are two earthy-friendly ways to get around. Now two of the fastest growing services for each are partnering to make it even easier for like-minded folks to find each other and get a ride.
- Bottled Water Wars: A new film called “Tapped” looks into the bottled water industry and exposes the ecological and health risks of this $11.5 billion industry. Check out the trailer.
(Image: California condor. Source: Scott Frier/Nikon from USFWS photo database.)
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