>> Wednesday, April 1, 2009
A few other blogs that I read have these news round-ups, and I enjoy them because they point me to interesting news and blog posts that I missed that week. So I thought I'd start doing one too.
Here's what I found interesting on the web this week:
::The Guardian points to a study indicating that fabric softeners, disinfectants, shampoos, and other household products “washed into sewers and rivers are triggering the growth of drug-resistant microbes.”
::JessTrev at The Green Phone Booth "rants about chemicals in personal care products and finds, to her delight, that parents around the country are mobilizing around this very issue."
::Get Rich Slowly suggests ways to save money on your grocery bills. It doesn't focus on a green lifestyle, but many of the principles still apply.
::Ecomii reminds you to consider green tax credits when filing your taxes.
::The New Dream Blog discusses seafood and its environmental impact: "Bad news for fish lovers: according to Kim, [Executive Director for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society] other than an individual catching his or her own fish, there isn’t a truly sustainable way to manage our ocean’s fisheries.”
::Tiny Choices looks at greener moving options. Which is greener: collecting used boxes or renting collapsible plastic crates?
::Greenerbuildings.com analyzes the lack of gender diversity in construction related jobs such as building codes, environmental law, and alternative energy - a shame because “this is where the jobs are.”
::Thomas L. Friedman at the New York Times suggests that “if Mother Nature had a Dow, you could say that it, too, has been breaking into new (scientific) lows.” He asserts that we need a climate bailout along with the economic bailout, including energy efficient building codes, increased fuel efficiency standards, a national renewable portfolio standard, decoupling, and a carbon tax.
If you wrote or read anything noteworthy on the Internet this week, add it to the comments. I'd love to hear about it!