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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: August 26, 2010

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August 26, 2010

Daily Roundup: August 26, 2010

Federal Aflutter: In conflict with the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Defense has come out against wind-energy projects, claiming that turbines create flying hazards for aircraft and confuse radar systems. New York Times

Clear Water: The EPA ruled that starting next year, cruise ships and large cargo vessels can no longer dump sewage within 3 miles of California’s coast, a move expected to prevent the dumping of more than 20 million gallons of sewage per year in West Coast waters. Los Angeles Times

On the Rise: Global sea-level rise is inevitable, according to a group of international researchers, who predict the world’s oceans will rise between 30 and 70 centimeters by 2100, likely displacing 150 million people who live in low-lying areas. ENN

Parched Potential: U.K. scientists developed “dry water” – which resembles powdered sugar – that they believe can fight global warming by soaking up and trapping carbon dioxide. Daily Telegraph

Royal Renovation: Charles, Prince of Wales, plans to install 32 solar panels on the roof of his residence, Clarence House. The panels are expected to produce nearly 4,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. Scotsman

--Sarah A. Henderson


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