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Daily Roundup: March 16, 2011

Posted Mar 16 2011 5:59pm

Suspended Nucleation: In the wake of post-tsunami nuclear contamination in Japan, China has temporarily taken plans for new nuclear power plants off the table. Washington Post

Opposing Resistance: Louise Slaughter (D-NY) reintroduced a congressional bill to limit the use of antibiotics in livestock-raising operations. House.gov

Cheers! Irish scientists invented a way to eliminate the plastic widget from Guinness cans: by replacing them with an equally effective biodegradable cellulose device. Good

Not a Concern: The number of Americans concerned about climate change has fallen to pre-millennial levels: Just 51% of recently surveyed respondents are now worried, compared to 66% following the 2008 release of An Inconvenient Truth. Yahoo! News

Protecting its Wealth: Oil-rich Norway rejected plans for offshore drilling in ecologically fragile waters around the Lofoten Islands because of last year's Gulf oil disaster. Huffington Post

--Zoë J. Sheldon

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