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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: September 29, 2009

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September 29, 2009

Daily Roundup: September 29, 2009

Tsunami Alert: An magnitude 8.0 earthquake hit this morning near American Samoa, triggering a tsunami that will likely traverse the South Pacific; Hawaii is on alert. NPR and CNN

Expensive Problem:
The World Bank estimates that developing nations will need up to $100 billion per year for the next 40 years to combat global warning’s impact, including floods and droughts. Yahoo! News

Senate’s Solution:
The Senate’s new climate-and-energy bill mandates a 20 percent decrease in greenhouse-gas emissions by 2020 – more stringent numbers than what the House voted for in June. Los Angeles Times

Over the Hump?
Humpback whales may soon be removed from the U.S. endangered-species list; they have rebounded from near extinction, thanks in part to a 1966 hunting ban. ENN

Quite Super:
New York City has launched a program called “One Year, One Thousand Green Supers” to train 1,000 superintendents to reduce their buildings’ carbon footprints. Mother Nature Network

--Avital Binshtock


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