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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: July 23, 2009

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July 23, 2009

Daily Roundup: July 23, 2009

Mortal Apes: Scientists have learned that the monkey equivalent of HIV, previously believed to be harmless to them, is probably fatal when it turns into the simian form of AIDS. The finding concerns conservationists. National Geographic and Scientific American

Good, Old-Fashioned Cars? A University of Michigan study revealed that U.S vehicle efficiency has increased only three miles per gallon since the Ford Model T was introduced. NewScientist

Mais, Oui:
The E.U. set environmental standards for freezers, TVs, and other appliances; the new rules are meant to improve energy efficiency. Reuters

Unconfirmed Bachelor: Lonesome George is apparently no longer lonesome. The 90-year-old, 198-pound Galapagos tortoise may soon become a father. Five eggs were discovered in his pen this week but four months will have to pass until scientists know whether they’re fertilized. FOX News

Rockin’ Beer: Kid Rock has launched a new beer brand: American Badass Beer. It’s manufactured by the Michigan Brewing Co, which uses biodiesel to power some of their production. Ecorazzi

--Avital Binshtock


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