The most sexiest greenest unlikeliest story of the year: In honour of the 38th Earth Day, we hereby present the Second Ever List of Grist Superlatives — our take on the good, the bad, and the weird of the past year. — Grist

Garrett not budging on uranium: Labor’s environment spokesman Peter Garrett said he is not sure how many of his colleagues will reject changes to Labor’s uranium policy, but he will stand firm. Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd will ask his party to overturn its 25-year opposition to new Australian uranium mines at Labor’s national conference in Sydney starting Friday. —

Earth Day hits the primaries: Democratic presidential rivals Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards campaigned separately in Iowa on Sunday as they urged thousands to make environmental protection a top campaign issue. — Forbes

Blimey! That’s cheap: To Londoners it will seem a bargain. Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, yesterday unveiled plans for a congestion charge on cars entering the busiest parts of Manhattan. Compared with London’s £8, New York’s proposed charge will be a snip at $8, around £4 at today’s exchange rates. — The Guardian

Yak herdsman wins award: A self-educated yak herdsman in Mongolia has won an international environmental award for forcing the closure of destructive mining operations along a river in the landlocked country. — The Statesman (India)