Environmental News Round-up

How our economy is killing the Earth – New Scientist 10/17/08

Picture proof of radical collapse ahead.

Court rules for Navy in dispute over sonar, whales (AP)  – Yahoo 11/12/08

Bush’s seven deadly environmental sins  – Salon 11/8/08

Bush’s Parting Shots at the Environment Are Major – Alternet 11/12/08

Earth on course for eco ‘credit crunch’ – Raw Story 10/29/08

Wheat Soars Most in 20 Years on Federal Reserve’s Rate Decrease – Bloomberg via Cryptogon 10/30/08

Europe Seeks Moratorium to Protect Public Water from Privatization Push– Alternet 11/1/08

Despite pressure for public control of water, the European Commission seems intent on privatization.

California to Cut Water Deliveries to Cities, Farms – Cryptogon 10/30/08

New Treaty Aims to Protect Shared International Groundwater – Alternet 10/29/08

Factory Farms, Dirty Water and the Bible – Alternet 10/29/08

Bats In Grave Danger – Miller McCune 10/31/08

Bees do it. Frogs do it. And now scientists fear bats may be the next die-off victims.

Wild Horses to Be Killed as Upkeep Costs Rise? – National Geographic 11/13/08

Thousands of wild mustangs kept in U.S. government holding pens may have to be euthanized unless alternatives are found.

VIDEO: Amazon “Superfood” Changes Lives – Nat’l Geographic 11/5/08

International Energy Agency: 6°C Temperature Hike Could Be Possible – Treehugger 11/7/08

Canada seeks climate pact with USA – USA Today 11/6/08

Maldives seek to buy a new homeland – Guardian, UK 11/9/08

How Climate Change Is Killing Our Oceans – Alternet 11/12/08

Are Human Beings Hard-Wired to Ignore the Threat of Catastrophic Climate Change? – Alternet 11/14/08

Climate scientists wonder why people don’t do more about global warming. Social scientists have some troubling answers.

Mini nuclear plants to power 20,000 homes – Guardian, UK 11/8/08

Light fantastic – German team find illuminated sea sponge secret – BBC 11/10/08

Sea sponges can beam light deep inside their bodies, and do so using the natural equivalent of fibre optic cables, scientists find.

Corporate Crime Reporter : BP’s Big Spill on the North Slope – CounterPunch 11/11/08

Dow Chemical Challenges Canadian Chemical Ban – Treehugger 10/29/08

Private Equity Firm Buys 17% of Whole Foods – NYTimes 11/5/08


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