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The Green Life: Daily Roundup

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October 27, 2008

Daily Roundup

Gritty Business: Caribbean beaches are exposed as thieves steal sand by the truckload. A component of cement, the sand's value to construction companies puts fragile shores at risk. CitizenSugar

Freeze on Fishing: The European Union has agreed to offer more protection for some deep-sea species. Among the fish to be spared, the orange roughy can begin enjoying its 150 year lifespan in 2010, when the ban takes effect. Reuters

Orange Power: It's a fruit, it's a color, and it's impossible to rhyme. The orange might have a new application in wastewater treatment. Orange you glad? About My Planet

Energy Deadline:  A new report by the European Renewable Energy Council and Greenpeace says the world could eliminate the use of fossil fuels by 2090. The hefty 210-page study calls for strict efficiency standards and legally binding targets for renewable energy. New Scientist

Label Alert: Whole wheat is a hot topic. Find out who's been busted for overstating whole grain claims and how you can spot grain greenwashing. Green Fork Blog

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