First, some good news from our oceans for a change:
Oceanospirillales are into dining on oil, according to researchers in a new article in Science
Up to 40 New Plant and Animal Species Discovered in Indonesian Waters: Indonesian Bounty
and MIT researchers have developed a swimming, oil skimming robot that may be deployed in the Gulf: Seaswarm
But forests are still be hammered by our disposable culture:
China's 45 billion disposable chopsticks require 100 acres of forest every 24 hours (100 acres every day -- that's insane!): Chop Fooey
Back on this side of the globe, Philadelphia won the bid for an Energy Innovation Hub at the Philly Navy Yard, which will be led by Penn State: Energy Hub (My Cleantech Alliance Mid-Atlantic was a supporting partner.)
And speaking of Philly, we're looking for a few good cleantech companies to present at IMPACT 2010 in Philly (in early November): Cleantech Applications
In what may prove to tarnish another US city's rep as a green leader, Boulder prepares to wash its hands of SmartGridCity, from Greentech Media: Not Such a SmartCity After All?
Meanwhile, Harvard B-School professor Rebecca Henderson has some advice on How to Speed Up Energy Innovation: Henderson on Innovation
And finally, StockTwits made Time's list of 50 Best Websites for 2010: Some Kind of Awesome.
Have a great weekend!