- The water levels of Lake Okeechobee are so low that the grass on the bottom of the lake have caught fire.
- Florida is Slow to See the Need to Save Water. Even though many regions have all but depleted their groundwater supply, they have barely begun planning new water sources or enforcing conservation measures.
- Would you like to help decide how sustainable homes are rated? The LEED for Homes rating system is now open for public comment. The USGBC will consider and respond to your comments for the next 32 days.
- To see the Green Homes of the future, check out the New York Institute of Technology‘s entry into the Solar Decathlon in last weekends’ NY Times.
- Brooklyn artist Eve S. Mosher is marking a chalk line of the 10 foot above sea level line around Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan. The 10 foot elevation is considered the high water line for a major storm event in NY.
- Politics is forcing Detroit to back New Fuel Rules. And the Senate voted to Increase Automotive Fuel Efficiency for the first time in 3 decades, but stopped short of raising taxes on oil to fund renewable energy.
- We don’t know which characters will survive the novel, but tens of thousands of trees will be saved by printing the last Harry Potter novel on Forest-Friendly paper.
- In the latest Rolling Stone, Al Gore speaks about the Climate Crisis, saying the revolution is just beginning, and buying Priuses and changing light bulbs won’t save us.
Photo from The New York Times