Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 26

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Published on May 26th, 2009  |  Discuss This Article  

What better way to come back from a long weekend than with a news round-up ready-and-waiting for you? Take your time easing into the work week, knowing that at least you already have the day’s most important enviro news items at your fingertips… 

  1. Ecuador is trying to choose the high road with a carbon-credit plan that allows them to profit from not drilling for oil beneath a national park brimming with diversity. (Hat-tip: Environmental Capital.)
  2. The Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future gathered together a group of Silicon Valley businesswomen last week who discussed clean tech and whether women are the “greener gender.” 
  3. Numerous media outlets reported on a new Nature Conservancy study that found 85 percent of the world’s oyster reefs have disappeared. Read more at the BBC, New Scientist and Treehugger.
  4. In the wake of Obama’s proposed new fuel-efficiency standards, Bright Green Blog asks the question everyone is wondering: Will increasing fuel efficiency make people drive more?
  5. There’s a new reserve in the Congo — 1,847 square mile Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve, which will help protect forests, bonobos and unusual critters like the Congo peacock and dwarf crocodile.
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Comments: Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 26

  •  Comment from April Lorier

    That’s a good question: will increasing fuel efficiency make people drive more? I’ve even heard the opposite question: will fuel costing more (to be more efficient) make people drive less? It’s a quandary!

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