Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 19

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Published on May 19th, 2009  |  Discuss This Article  

From Washington to Thailand to Gabon — we’ve scoured the world for the top environmental stories that you should read today. It’s all here at your fingertips in our Cool Green Morning news round-up.

  1. Ocean acidification has hit the courtrooms — the first lawsuit over ocean acidification has been filed by the Center for Biological Diversity against the EPA, claiming negligence in Washington state.
  2. Thinking about taking a cruise this year? After you read this article about the environmental damage cruises can cause, you’ll hopefully think again.
  3. Farms are important for food, of course, but they’ve never been considered sources of biodiversity. That could be changing, though — researchers found rice paddies in Thailand to be “biological refuges” for many species.
  4. The world’s largest known nesting site for leatherback turtles is the coast of Gabon, where researchers estimate as many as 41,000 females nest.
  5. Bright Green Blog points out an important omission in the Google News search: Where’s the environmental news section?
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