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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: May 27, 2011

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May 27, 2011

Daily Roundup: May 27, 2011

Eating Animals: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has started slaughtering his own food as a part of a personal challenge to eat more sustainably. He's eating mostly vegetarian fare, but has already killed a goat and a pig in his quest to appreciate his food's origins. Telegraph

No Place Like Home: The recent spate of deadly tornadoes has highlighted the lack of storm shelters and basements in many communities. Only 28% of homes built in 2009 had basements. Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Nuclear Shutdown: Environment ministers in Germany recommended that the country's seven nuclear power plants be permanently closed. New York Times

Start Your Engines: Starting next year, the government-mandated fuel-economy labels on cars will be required to include ratings for both greenhouse-gas and smog emissions. Detroit Free Press

Breathless: Cancer is now the number-one killer in China, with lung cancer being most deadly. Pollution from coal plants may be to blame. TreeHugger

--Della Watson


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