Thursday, March 27, 2008

Reading Roundup: Mar 27

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

See the difference you can make - Earth Hour 2008
Can you turn off all of the electric devices in your life for one hour a year? How about every day? Earth Hour is a PR event started in Sydney in 2007 to raise awareness of energy use. Imagine an entire city turned off for one hour.

Got chemical and pesticide residues in your milk? | Gristmill: The environmental news blog | Grist
A follow on to the kerfuffle started by the AP about chemical residues in water, how about an analysis of what's getting into milk?

Superweeds on the march | Gristmill: The environmental news blog | Grist
Weeds are developing resistance to the herbicides, solution: use more throughout the year. Sounds like a brilliant solution.

Yes, We Have No Bananas » Celsias
Bananas are under threat of a blight because we primarily cultivate a single species.

US Food Industry Helping USDA Craft New Message: 'Vegetarianism Is Better' : TreeHugger
The USDA, watching out for consumers in every way they can -- How can they even THINK about not releasing information about the retailers where tainted products may have been sold?

Drugs Are In Our Water! Should I Switch to Bottled? : TreeHugger
Back to that AP article from two weeks ago... here's why buying bottled water isn't any better than the most likely not tainted water from your tap.

Smile you're on ele-vision | the Daily Mail
Great wildlife photos and interesting story from India. Using elephants and objects to get photos of tiger cubs and other wildlife over the course of two years.