Thursday, January 31, 2008

Reading Roundup: Jan 31

Reading Roundup is a regular feature of WebEchoes. It exists to limit the number of "read this" posts with minimal commentary on my part.

Why Ethanol Production Will Drive World Food Prices Even Higher in 2008 » Celsias
"The irony is that U.S. taxpayers, by subsidizing the conversion of grain into ethanol, are in effect financing a rise in their own food prices. It is time to end the subsidy for converting food into fuel and to do it quickly before the deteriorating world food situation spirals out of control."
Meet Sara Snow: The Sticks and Stones of an Eco-Warrior : TreeHugger
An interesting article about TV show hostess and eco-leader Sara Snow.

GMOs as environmental pollution | Gristmill: The environmental news blog | Grist
Remember the Canadian farmer who was sued for having GM crops cross pollinate and seed his fields (and losing)? He's back, suing Monsanto for environmental pollution of his fields and refusing to settle.

Schwarzenegger's response | Gristmill: The environmental news blog | Grist
A fully quoted version of the letter from CA and other governors to the EPA Administrator criticizing the failure to allow regulation of auto emissions standards.

Young nature photo competition winners - TelegraphLeft landscape taken by Charlie Coombs, 12 Burford, Right swan taken by Hannah McCready, 12 Worthing
No photos for a while and along come these stunning photographs.