You’ve heard the news already, haven’t you? The American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) narrowly passed the House on Friday. While the bill still has a long way to go, let’s take a moment to celebrate…… Of course, the blogosphere waits for no one, so now on to this morning’s round-up of Cool Green News.
- Speaking of ACES: Environmental Leader sums up media coverage of the bill’s landmark passage through the House, Dot Earth takes a look at what impacts the bill could have on climate change if it’s passed and Grist examines what’s next as the bill heads to the Senate.
- Bright Green Blog reminds us of a key distinction in the climate change debate: it’s not about the world’s temperature varying from what it’s “supposed to be” but about how quickly the temperature is rising.
- It doesn’t seem liked we’d need a scientific study to know this, but perhaps the new research will help strengthen the case against border fencing: scientists tracked pygmy owls and bighorn sheep along the Southwest and found their health and movements would be limited by a U.S.-Mexico border fence.
- Add this one to the list of climate change impacts on species: A new study on white sea bass finds that higher levels of CO2 in the water led to the fish growing larger ear bones, which could affect their navigational abilities.
- Scientists have taken a good look at the potential benefits of wind power and come up with some good-looking numbers: in the United States, wind turbines could produce 16 times the energy we currently use and a global network could produce 40 times the world’s energy use.
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