Is bottled water propping up a dictatorship? Is Walmart’s green business club worth the dues? Is Mumbai headed for a climate change fall? And who stole nearly 100 loggerhead turtle hatchlings from a North Carolina beach? All this and more in this morning’s Coolness:
- Joel Makower looks at Walmart’s Sustainability Consortium — a sort of club for green businesses to set sustainability standards for those businesses — and wonders why companies would pay to join it.
- Mother Jones magazine has prompted quite a little water balloon fight over its recent article that FIJI bottle water is propping up a military junta in Fiji. Nick Aster at Triple Pundit has a good analysis of the situation.
- Will Mumbai disappear because of climate change? Maybe that’s too dire — but Green Inc. reports the city is developing on wetlands and removing 100,000 old trees, setting itself up for a climate change disaster.
- Missing: 83 loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings from their nest in North Carolina — leading to a $5,000 reward by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, reports 60-Second Science. (Loggerhead sea turtles face extinction in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, reports the National Marine Fisheries Service.)
- You’ve heard of a human right to health and water — but what about a human right to sanitation? WaterWired makes the case.
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