Mighty Jetta: Volkswagen's new Jetta TDI beat all the others to be crowned the 2009 Green Car of the Year. L.A. Times
Wild Wal-Mart: A Wal-Mart store in Anchorage, Alaska is now selling wild salmon from Bristol Bay. Anchorage Daily News
Oil Plummets: Today, the price of crude oil closed below $50 per barrel for the first time in more than three years – a drop of almost 9 percent. The apparent cause? Lowered demand. Wall Street Journal
A New Old Turtle: Scientists in Scotland uncovered fossils of a previously unknown species of turtle. From them, researchers could deduce that turtles might have first taken to water during the Jurassic period. National Geographic
EPA, Clean Up Your Act: Environmentalists are threatening to sue the EPA if the federal government doesn’t further restrict emissions. The activists’ legal weapon of choice this time: the Clean Water Act.
New York Times