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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: November 18, 2010

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November 18, 2010

Daily Roundup: November 18, 2010

A Time to Sow: Ukrainian officials are assessing land affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear-reactor explosion to determine which areas could be used for growing fruits and vegetables. The Independent

Open for Business: The world's largest biodiesel plant, which can produce 800,000 metric tons of fuel per year, opened in Singapore. Fuel produced from vegetable oils and waste animal fat can reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by up to 80%, experts say. Inhabitat

Home Sweet Home? A flock of African pink pelicans trying to get home ended up in Siberia after record-breaking warm weather in Russia threw them off course. Reuters

Blown Away: Wind can carry airborne pollutants across continents and oceans, according to a new study that found lead from Asia in California air samples. Environmental Health News

Pass the Buck: The Senate began debating a bill that would end reliance on government inspectors to catch tainted food and make manufacturers and farmers responsible for preventing food-borne illnesses. Washington Post

--Molly Oleson


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