Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 28

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Published on July 28th, 2009  |  Discuss This Article  


A methane mystery in Los Angeles, tiger discoveries in Nepal, and a question of roads… enjoy today’s edition of Cool Green Morning.

  1. If there’s one thing worse than being a CO2 emitter, it’s being a methane emitter. But that’s just what the city of Los Angeles has been charged with. Recent research shows the City of Angels is emitting twice as much methane as previously thought. (Hat-tip: Environmental News Network.)
  2. Environmental Capital casts a skeptical eye toward the creation of green jobs, highlighting recent news that despite much fanfare over plans to create a low-carbon economy, the UK’s only wind-turbine company is shutting its doors.
  3. A new report from Pew takes a dollars-and-cents approach to the problem of depleted fish populations: their study shows that rebuilding just four species of mid-Atlantic fish would generate $570 million in additional revenue for commercial and recreational sectors. (Hat-tip: Blogfish.)
  4. The government of Nepal has conducted its first-ever survey of that nation’s population of wild tigers, with positive results: the survey found an estimated 121 breeding tigers.
  5. Roads — love ‘em or hate ‘em? To some, they represent progress, to others they represent loss and destruction. Whatever your view, it turns out that roads are correlated with higher rates of species discovery. But, asks Dot Earth, can roads and rainforests co-exist?

(Image: Los Angeles smog. Source: Ben Amstutz via a Creative Commons license.)

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