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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: September 1, 2011

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September 01, 2011

Daily Roundup: September 1, 2011

King of the Hill: A dog found living at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro has baffled animal experts, who wonder how the canine could survive the peak's freezing temperatures and apparent lack of food. TreeHugger

Shake Up: Last week's earthquake moved nuclear-waste casks at a Virginia plant more than four inches from their original position. Inspectors are checking for damage at the plant, which has been shut down since the Aug. 23 quake. Scientific American

If Walls Could Talk: A new poll shows that 10% of British homeowners "can't be bothered" to insulate their homes. Guardian

Safe Haven: Scientists discovered a population of 500 endangered hawksbill turtles living in Central American mangrove estuaries. Los Angeles Times

Cleaning the Dirt: Japanese authorities will use a new method to extract radioactive cesium from contaminated soil. The improved process could drastically cut the amount of soil that would need to be removed and stored. Reuters

--Della Watson


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