In Minnesota, colleges are facing a backlash after banning the sale of bottled water. The reason for the backlash? College Republicans say that the ban restricts "what students can and cannot do in their own free will."
(Psst...interested in bottled water? Come to EcoAction's screening of "Tapped" on Wednesday, September 30 at 8:30 PM, location TBD!)
Rolling Stone lists ten things Obama must do to protect the environment. Number one: stop the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Obama did do something right, though - in a message to Congress on Thursday, he announced diplomatic sanctions on Iceland over their commercial whale hunting.
"To the surprise of almost no one," the New York Times writes on its Green blog, the EPA is delaying issuing new rules to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. A commenter asks, "Can the EPA do anything about the smell emanating from the current Administration?"
More news after the jump!
What does Solyndra's bankruptcy really mean? Salon.com calls for wiser funding of renewable energy.
Michael Brune, head of the Sierra Club, takes on an interesting topic: how is the military supporting clean-energy technologies?
In good news, Greenpeace celebrated its 40-year anniversary on Thursday!