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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: February 17, 2011

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February 17, 2011

Daily Roundup: February 17, 2011

Frack-Quake?: Geologists say that a swarm of minor earthquakes rattling Arkansas could be attributed to nearby hydrofracking activities. Huffington Post

British About-Face: U.K. prime minister David Cameron ordered parliament to abandon the much-contested plan to sell off England's public forests. Guardian

Weather Watch: A new study suggests that human-caused greenhouse-gas emissions have been a contributing factor to the weather of the past year, a departure from the idea that human activity only influences climate. New York Times 

Small but Mighty: With the help of 350.org, activists in Sabah, Malaysia, defeated a plan for a coal-fired power plant, a symbolic victory that spares a biodiverse tropical ecosystem. Good 

Light Up the Sky: The effects of Monday's solar flare are expected to reach Earth on tonight or tomorrow, possibly resulting in an illuminated aurora borealis. Reuters

--Rosie Spinks


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