Green News For The Weekend Volume 305

March 29, 2013

Just in time for April, here’s a green news roundup to finish out the month…

Portable solar power sure has come a long way in the last couple of years, and because we all seem to be a bit gadget-happy, it’s a welcome trend that a number of small but powerful solar charging devices are now reaching the consumer market.

The U.S. ethanol mandate is successfully lowering the nation’s greenhouse-gas footprint — but likely to cause a slight increase in emissions around the globe, according to the latest study of biofuels’ climate impact.

Climate scientists have linked the massive snowstorms and bitter spring weather now being experienced across Britain and large parts of Europe and North America to the dramatic loss of Arctic sea ice.

What’s the simplest way to tackle global warming? Make sure that fossil fuels are priced properly and not subsidized. That’s the core idea behind a large new report (pdf) from the International Monetary Fund, which argues that the world “misprices” fossil fuels to the tune of some $1.9 trillion per year.

The buried foundations of food and future-food are slowly disappearing. Environmental journalist Simran Sethi takes us beneath our plates to explore the eros…

Have a great weekend everyone!

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