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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: November 2, 2009

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November 02, 2009

Daily Roundup: November 2, 2009

Going, Going, Gone: The International Union for Conservation of Nature released its updated Red List of Threatened Species. More than a third of species featured on the list are at risk for extinction. BBC and Associated Press

Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Two baseball rivals, the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies, have both made efforts to go green. Simple Steps

Still Waiting: The Interior Department will not amend Bush-era exemptions to a stream-buffer rule until 2011. The rule was originally designed to protect streams from pollution created by mountaintop-removal operations. New York Times

Big Melt: A new study predicts that Mount Kilimanjaro's glaciers will be gone by 2022. National Geographic

Help Wanted? Chicago's environment commissioner, Suzanne Malec-McKenna, accepted a one-day suspension for alleged hiring abuses. A recent report accused the city's Department of Environment of handpicking job candidates rather than posting positions and accepting applications. Chicago Sun-Times

--Della Watson


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