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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: February 19, 2010

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February 19, 2010

Daily Roundup: February 19, 2010

Deadline: Australia will challenge Japan in an international court if the country does not meet a November deadline to halt whaling operations near Antarctica. Reuters and LA Unleashed

Shore Saviors: Oregon lawmakers passed a 10-year moratorium on offshore oil and gas drilling along state coastal waters. Los Angeles Times

Give and Take: New "vehicle to grid" (V2G) technology was presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. V2G could use plug-in hybrid electric cars to help store excess power from wind and solar suppliers. Scientific American

The Vegetarian's Dilemma: A recent study found that a vegetarian diet of imported, processed meat substitutes is more harmful to the environment than a diet that includes locally raised beef. Telegraph and Green LA Girl

Ants Marching: Scientists using cell phone data to trace people's movements found that individuals' locations can be predicted about 93 percent of the time. The study could help urban planners create more efficient transportation and energy grids. New Scientist

--Della Watson


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