Daily Roundup: December 1, 2009
Carbon Cap: For the first time in the U.S., a proposed fertilizer plant was issued a permit that limits its carbon emissions. The action comes after the Sierra Club and Idaho Conservation League challenged an initial permit that didn't limit the plant's greenhouse gas emissions. Sierra Club and New York Times.
Raid on Rhinos: Despite efforts to protect rhinos, illegal poaching is on the rise. The surge is due to rising demand from Asian medicinal markets and lax law enforcement in Africa. BBC News.
Kicking Cars to the Curb: Taking a cue from the Latin American "ciclovia" movement, a group in L.A. wants to make some city streets car-free on Sundays for the benefit of cyclists and pedestrians. Los Angeles Times.
Small Town, Big Solution: Residents of tiny Todmorden, England say they've found the secret to saving the planet. They've radically changed the way they eat by growing much of their food locally. The Indepedent.
Get Out Your Wetsuit: In the first comprehensive review of studies about the effects of global warming on Antarctica, scientists say that melting ice in the western half of the continent could raise sea levels by over four feet by 2100. Reuters.
-- Année Tousseau