Killer whales getting killed by pollution. Some records you just don’t want to break. But killer whales now hold the dubious honor of being the most polluted European arctic mammal, says a new study published in the latest issue of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. — Treehugger

Renewable energy killing the planet. That is the claim of Jesse Ausubel of the Rockefeller University in New York. Writing in Inderscience’s International Journal of Nuclear Governance, Economy and Ecology, Ausubel explains that building enough wind farms, damming enough rivers, and growing enough biomass to meet global energy demands will wreck the environment. — ScienceDaily

Could the rich save Russia’s environment? Russia’s wild-west capitalism has not exactly encouraged conservation, or even planning for the future … Still, although Russia’s natural resources are offered little protection from the predations of businessmen, the environment around the lakes of Cheylabinsk is showing signs of improvement — and those new tycoons are playing a surprisingly positive role. — Time

Businesswomen are good for the environment. Australian businesswomen list environmental concerns as a top priority, as the nation’s financial landscape shifts to accommodate climate change issues. A survey of 100 female business owners and financial decision-makers nationwide with an annual turnover greater than $2.5 million found that nearly 40 per cent said they would like to learn more about how their business could be more sustainable. — The SMH.

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15 Green religious leaders. Look who’s spreading the eco-gospel. — Grist