Lots of good news today, readers! The fate of tuna: not necessarily hopeless! Global carbon emissions are down! Drinking wine from a barrel is a totally green thing to do! Who doesn’t love kicking off their Cool Green Morning on a positive note?:
- Every cloud has a silver lining, right? Yale Environment 360 reports that as a result of the recession, global carbon emissions will drop 3% in 2009. About 75% of the decline is attributed to a decrease in industrial activity, while the rest comes from switches to renewable and alternative energy sources.
- UPS is offering customers “a greener way to ship” (no, not teleportation– I wish!). Customers now have the option of offsetting their shipping emissions for as little as five cents per package, reports GreenBiz.
- As if you needed another reason to feel guilty about sushi binges and tuna melts: The Christian Science Monitor breaks down the plight of the tuna, a species that researchers claim could be on the edge of a “biological collapse.” The good news? We might be able to stop it.
- Solar roof shingles are now a real, actual thing, says CleanTechnica. Homeowners interested in producing their own electricity could be slapping them on their roofs in less than two years.
- Drinking from a barrel– it’s not just for old-timey pirates anymore. According to Green Inc., storing and shipping wine in barrels, rather than glass bottles, significantly reduces wine’s carbon footprint. Supposedly, it still tastes great.
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