Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume Seventy Two.

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Here are a couple of articles that caught my eye when I had a chance to catch up on some green reading the last couple of days here from my camping chair!

A new study out of the University of Washington has found that penguin populations are plummeting due to climate change, pollution and other factors like fish stock depletion and loss of breeding habitat. “They certainly are canaries in the coal mine.”

The Surfrider Foundation Network is asking people to Take the Pledge, to commit to do your part to “Rise Above Plastics” and protect the world’s oceans, waves, beaches from plastic pollution. What’s involved? Quite simple: Use reusable bottles, Use cloth bags, Recycle the plastic bags and bottles you already have.

In a complete turnabout the Food and Drug Administration has issued a health warning over amalgam dental fillings after insisting for years that they were safe. ‘Bout time they acknowledged that mercury is bad to have in your teeth.

None of the G8 countries have come close to fulfilling their pledges to fight climate change with the United States, Canada and Russia lagging especially far behind, a study published on Thursday found. Glad to see we are headed in the right direction there!

And finally, my friend Nickel sent along an article in the NYT about weeds helping to solve our climate change problems. Interesting concept, you should check it out.

Hope the readers in the U.S. have a safe 4th, and hope everyone has a great weekend!

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