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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: July 31, 2009

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July 31, 2009

Daily Roundup: July 31, 2009

Outta Cash:  The government's Cash for Clunkers program has received such great response in its first few days that it is already running low on the dough it's supposed to cough up for each low-mileage jalopy. Due to the tremendous demand, officials are searching for more funding. NY Times

Pebble Mine Opposed: A coalition of eight native Alaskan groups have filed suit against the potentially destructive  Pebble Mine. Among the gold and ore mine's many possible impacts: it would threaten  important wild salmon habitat. Los Angeles Times

Coal Deliberation: The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a West Virginia judge need not be disqualified from overseeing a coal-pollution trial, despite the judge's allegedly having interests with companies involved. Forbes

Sink or Swim: Worldwide, many fisheries have appeared to be sinking more than swimming in recent years. But new research indicates that a combination of measures is helping fisheries to stay afloat, and even begin to recover. BBC NEWS

Reviving the Dead: New plans to clean up the Gulf of Mexico's nutrient-smothered Dead Zone would involve higher water quality standards upstream -- midwestern agricultural states are not expected to be pleased. DesMoines Register

--Jamie Hansen


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