Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 11

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Published on August 11th, 2010  |  Discuss This Article  

Dying to get the latest on fungus-based alternative packing materials, fire tracking from space and your endangered summer vacation?  Read on, readers:

  1. See ya, Styrofoam– a new mushroom-based packing product uses 98% less energy than the familiar foamy white stuff.  (Greener Design)
  2. Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is down this year, officials say.  (Mongabay)
  3. Arizona’s Luke Air Force Base is getting a giant 15 megawatt solar power installation– and the 550 green jobs that come with its construction.  (CleanTechnica)
  4. Government agencies are monitoring the world’s fire trends…from space!  (Dot Earth)
  5. A host of environmental issues could threaten your next vacation.  (The Daily Green)
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