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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: May 12, 2011

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May 12, 2011

Daily Roundup: May 12, 2011

Breaking the Ice: The Arctic Council signed its first agreement to cooperate in managing energy exploration of earth’s “last frontier.” Reuters

The Future of Nuclear: In the aftermath of the Fukushima Dai-ichi disaster, Japan’s Prime Minister vowed to review the country’s nuclear plan from the ground up and shift energy reliance to renewables. The Economist and Reuters

Surprised? A congress-ordered study by the National Research Council concluded that anthropogenic global warming is real, it’s a big problem, and we need to do something about it. Now.  New York Times

Big Day for Big Oil: Five Big Oil CEOs testified today at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on ending their controversial, multi-billion dollar tax breaks. Climate Progress

Waste Not, Want Not: A shocking one-third of the world’s food supply goes to waste every year, according to a U.N. Food and Agriculture Report released on Wednesday. Guardian

--Christa Morris

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