The top five stories we’re seeing on the web this morning:
- The U.S. has offered to help raise $100 billion/year to help developing countries fight climate change — if a deal is reached at Copenhagen (Los Angeles Times).
- Is living near a wind turbine dangerous for your health? A new report says there is no evidence of audible, “subaudible” or vibrational effects (Green, Inc.).
- Why are the Himalayas melting? New studies have found that soot (or “black carbon“) is the primary culprit, not CO2 (The Vine).
- But providing clean stoves to millions of households around the world could reduce soot and significantly slow climate change, for a mere $15 billion investment (Wired Science).
- Habitat for the rare dugong is at risk if the U.S. moves forward with plans to expand a military base in Okinawa (Extinction Countdown).
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