Killer algae sounds pretty bad, but we won’t leave you with depressing news today… instead, take heart in knowing that volunteers gave 4,000 baby loggerhead turtles a helping hand in Australia. From A to Z (or 1 to 5), we’ve got the top Cool Green News links of the morning.
- Ah, wouldn’t you like to be on a beach in northern France right now? Maybe not. Tons of green algae have washed up on the beaches there, and it’s not just ugly — it’s lethal. A horse died and one man was left very ill after breathing in the fumes of this “green menace” caused by agricultural run-off, reports The Guardian.
- Is art important in the fight against climate change? Grist takes us on a tour through the outpouring of climate change art in recent years, saying such expressions can increase our awareness and even inspire us to act. What do you think?
- “The world’s biggest sustainable development” sounds like an oxymoron to me, but hey, that’s what they’re calling themselves over at the new Las Vegas CityCenter. The $8.5 billion, 18-million-square-foot complex is seeking LEED certification.
- Will a plea from U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon help move world leaders to action on climate change? On Monday the Secretary-General said climate change is the biggest global challenge we face and governments need to reach agreement in Copenhagen this December.
- And more on sea turtles… Treehugger reports that a group of dedicated volunteers have helped 4,000 endangered loggerhead turtle hatchlings make it from nest to sea in Australia.
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