Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sunday Blogroll

It's Sunday again, so here is our second blogroll. Take a break from studying for finals and check out some of the green news circulating online this week! If you comment and let me know which kind of articles and topics you liked best, I’ll be sure to include more of them next Sunday.

First, a follow-up to Thursday’s post about the congressional hearing on EPA regulation of mountaintop removal mining (MTR). Come to Part II of the hearing and see EPA administrator Lisa Jackson tell the other side of the story. Read this post on the blog of Appalachian Voices for an overview of the isseus.

Now, Mother’s Day news. A HuffPost Green columnist’s children celebrate Mother’s Day the green way, and Treehugger reports on how you can have a sustainable, humanitarian Mother’s Day too.

You can also take action on Mother’s Day without spending any more money. One in six mothers in the United States have enough mercury in their bodies to harm their babies during pregnancy. Greenpeace asks for your signature on a petition to EPA to limit toxic mercury pollution from coal-powered power plants.

The "Future of Food" conference was at Georgetown this week. The Prince of Wales made the case for food sustainability, and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack pushed consumers to make sustainable choices. Visit the Georgetown website for an overview of the panelists and for some pictures.

In national news, kids across the country do what we’ve all probably wished we could do and thought impossible: sue the government for not protecting the environment. On Thursday, they filed fifty-two separate lawsuits and petitions, including a federal lawsuit and one for every state, the New York Times reports.

To print or not to print? Grist takes on the question of printing emails and counters the Wall Street Journal’s claim that printing documents is actually better for the environment than not printing.

Do you compost? Yahoo News made a list of twenty-five unlikely items that you can add to your compost pile.

Finally, insight from the hard-hitting commentators at the Onion. California: worst air quality, or best air pollution?

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