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Daily Roundup: January 8, 2009

Posted Jan 08 2010 5:26pm

Make it Work: President Obama announced $2.3 billion in tax credits for clean energy manufacturing projects, which could create tens of thousands of jobs.  The White House

Close Encounters: According to data collected over a 27-year period, polar bears modify their habitat associations as ice conditions change. In recent years, the bears have been more frequently spotted on land, which increases their chances of encountering people. Science Daily

Law of the Land: Canadian officials arrested a suspected eco-terrorist in connection with a series of gas pipeline bombings that occurred in 2008. AFP

Blowing the Lid Off: An article published today in Science magazine has many scientists emphasizing that mountaintop-removal mining methods are too harmful to continue to be permitted as such. The EPA, meanwhile, just announced that it supports granting a permit for that type of mine in West Virginia. Dot Earth (NYT) and Sierra Club

Do Not Enter: A new study claims the "Iron Curtain" that divided Europe after World War II did more than restrict trade; it also prevented invasive species from entering Eastern Europe. Treehugger

--Della Watson

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