Happy Cinco de Mayo! While you’re drinking margaritas and grooving to mariachi music, don’t forget to read today’s top five green news stories:
- New York City has gone a little greener with it’s new fleet of hybrid police cars. Will they be cracking down on environmental fugitives now?
- Last week at Dot Earth, Andrew Revkin posed this question: will a green revolution in agriculture simply boost the planet’s human population, thereby not really reducing our impact on Earth at all? He received more than 100 comments — check them out.
- Australia is delaying its proposed cap-and-trade system by a year due to economic woes — and Environmental Capital says there are lessons here for the United States.
- A study published in Science shows that four out of five wildlife imports entering the United States are improperly labeled. This poor labeling, coupled with a general lack of oversight, has helped create an exotic pet trade that’s out of control.
- Will Obama’s climate change proposals go under just like Bill Clinton’s health care reform did? The Vine says not likely, for one big reason: now that the EPA has the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, the agency can pick up wherever Congress fails.
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