As part of writing this blog I follow a large number of other blogs and news sources — in fact I have over 100 of them in my RSS reader right now (thanks Google Reader!).
So, each week I’ll filter through them so you don’t have to and I’ll give you just the highlights -
(Also, if you blog on a topic that might be interesting to our readers, please leave a comment with your URL and I’ll add your site to the ones I follow – and if you’re nice I’ll add you to the blogroll on the site too!)
So here are highlights from the RSS Stream of News for July 31st, 2007:
- Jeff Barnard, an AP Environmental Writer, brings us news that a ‘dead zone’ has formed off the Oregon Coast — for the 6th year in a row.
- Climate of our Future blog has posted this piece on our warming oceans. According to thei post, tropical fish have been seen swimming migrating north as the ocean warms, “Fish are coming up from the Caribbean. They have been seen as far north as Massachusetts.”
- HippyShopper points us to a new website with “details of the most fuel efficient cars in all classes”.
- One word: Vegansexuals?
- The site Walkable Neighborhoods brings us this snapshot of the area near Stanford Memorial Church in Stanford, CA.
- Inhabitat brings us the delightfully titled “Pond Scum Biofuel to Power Airplanes. (Hmm… I wonder if they use the leftover pond scum as an ingredient in their yummy airline food?)
- And finally, the New York Times brings us a valuable article on the problems with factory farming. We’ll close with this excerpt:
Wherever it appears, factory farming has two notable effects. It threatens the environment, because of huge concentrations of animal manure and lax regulation. And it threatens local political control. Residents who want a say over whether and where factory farms, whose stench can be overwhelming, can be built find their voices drowned out by the industry’s cash and lobbying clout.