Happy May Day! Here are five green reads you just gotta catch up on this morning:
- How a Bill Becomes a Law: The Waxman-Markey climate bill (which calls for an 80 percent cut in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2050) is stalled in a House committee — and The Wall Street Journal analyzes the obstacles to passage. Schoolhouse Rock (see video above) was never this complicated…
- The Bouquet Says Firestone 1985: A New Jersey company has found a way to microwave old tires and turn them into oil, gases that can be used to produce electricity, and a solid substitute for coal, reports Green Inc.
- Fishing Hole: We’re putting fish in too many lakes, says a new study in the Journal of the North American Benthological Society…with bad consequences for biodiversity, especially amphibians. (Hat tip: Blogfish.)
- Will China Run Out of Water Soon? Certain regions might, reports WaterWired — and one proposed solution is to separate the fresh water that runs into oceans from rivers from the ocean salt water, then pump it back to land.
- Fast Train to Nowhere? Treehugger rounds up a couple of recent articles that says high-speed rail isn’t the greenest investment around…and that it might not even be green.
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