Seafood Mislabeling is more prevalent than we think. Of particular interest is that red snapper seems to be the leader with respect to mislabeling. To quote: “None of the 22 “red snappers” we bought at 18 markets could be positively identified as such.” Story from Consumer Reports can be found here.
What does this mean for our planet? The 7 Billionth Baby Born Today. Story at USA Today, October 31st
Evidence of Climate Change? Extreme Weather Events:
Snow Storm in the Northeast before Halloween–and with snow storms comes inconvenience and cost. The Wall St. Journal, October 31st, 2011
Flooding in Bangkok, The Telegraph, October 29th, 2011
In more positive news,
Flying Flags for Biodiversity, in National Geographic, October 21st, 2011
Cherry Trees Sculpted Over Time, Treehugger October 25, 2011
A game to test your biodiversity hotspot knowledge…from Planet Green.
Shark fin trade ban signed into law on the West Coast. ….from Oceana. They also have many campaigns that you can sign your name to or donate to including Defend Dolphins and Sea Turtles, Save the Seals from Drilling in the Arctic, and Save the Sharks.
And….some tips for having a Green Halloween, from Treehugger, October 26, 2010.