I count four out of five hot green links in today’s Coolness as incontrovertibly positive! That’s some kind of record…and if you don’t like windy days (and I don’t), it’s five out of five. Read on, and get happy…
- President Obama announced Friday he’s creating the Ocean Policy Task Force to craft a U.S. national policy for sustainably managing America’s oceans — and environmentalists applaud.
- Treehugger offers 7 absolutely new, not-including-brick-in-the-toilet-or-low-flow-showerhead ways to conserve water — including reusing your dehumidifier water and cooking water (not one for the other…at, least, not from what I can tell).
- The first study of where environmental refugees go shows that most just head for nearby villages or countries — not European or American shores, reports Climate Feedback.
- Wind speeds in the United States have dropped 15-30 percent over the last 30 years, says a forthcoming study in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres. It might not mean a problem for wind power, but it will have adverse consequences for agriculture (which needs ventilation), says one co-author. (Hat tip: Green Inc.)
- Today is North American Nature Photography Day! But if you can’t join the North American Nature Photography Association, take a photo today and upload it by June 19, then send your best nature images to The Nature Conservancy’s 2009 Nature Photo Contest. (It doesn’t close until October 15.)
Donate to The Nature Conservancy and give back to nature.
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