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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: May 27, 2009

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May 27, 2009

Daily Roundup: May 27, 2009

Green for Green Jobs: Joe Biden and two members of the Middle Class Task Force announced funding for a new program that will train workers to improve the energy efficiency of public housing. Associated Press

Housing Crisis: Another victim of the recession, renowned green architect Michelle Kaufmann is closing her firm. Los Angeles Times

Cat Fight: A lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club and a coalition of environmental groups challenges the U.S. Fish and Wildlife's designation of critical habitat for the endangered Canada lynx. Environmentalists say the designation fails to account for the impacts of climate change and is insufficient to protect the lynx. New York Times and Sierra Club

Sunken Treasure: A World War II military vessel was intentionally sunk near Key West, Florida, to create an artificial reef that residents hope will attract both marine life and tourists. Reuters

Call It a Comeback: Most damaged ecosystems can recover if the source of pollution or disturbance is removed, confirmed an analysis of scientific studies conducted by Yale researchers. Science Daily

--Della Watson

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