Daily Roundup: December 14, 2009
Vanishing Vineyards: Research predicts that climate change could reduce the size of U.S. wine regions by up to 80 percent by the end of the century. Corn and other cash crops are also expected to be affected by more pests. Science DailyBikes Belong: Buildings with freight elevators in New York City now have to allow cyclists to bring their bikes up on the elevators thanks to a new law meant to encourage bike commuting. Mother Nature Network
Packs Well: A business hopes mushrooms will overtake polystyrene peanuts as the go-to packaging material. Instead of creating waste when no longer needed, they’re compostable. NPR
Better than Coal: Mayor Bloomberg, visiting wind farms in Denmark, said he would like to build the world’s largest offshore wind farm near New York City. Green, Inc.
Momentary Walkout: African countries led a walk out of today’s Copenhagen talks in protest of the way talks were being conducted. The talks then resumed after developing countries received assurances about their demands. ENN