Last koala habitats get the chop. Bulldozers rolled in to some of the last remaining koala habitats on the South Coast yesterday, marking the start of what police fear could be a divisive logging operation. Forests NSW workers plan to log about 180 hectares of native eucalypt forest from the coast north of Bermagui, for a mixture of wood veneer products and woodchips. Offshore wind may power the future. — Bombala Times 

iPhone measures your carbon footprint and fuel usage. I have resisted the urge to own an iPhone. My current phone works perfectly well, thank you very much. But if you are one of the millions who snapped up the magical phone/browser/emailer/mp3 player/Atlas etc. then you might be interested in this latest application. — Green Daily

Seas get saltier. Global warming is making the sea more salty, according to new research that demonstrates the massive shifts in natural systems triggered by climate change. — Guardian

Mining the moon. Could the resulting electricity, no matter what its purposes, ever possibly justify the resources required — in fuel, material and development time alone — to mine the moon for uranium? — World Changing

Why dirty fuel companies should be worrying. Almost every day now, a major media outlet carries a story about the dangers to alternative energy development because of the economic crisis rippling across the world. What you aren’t reading much of anything about in the mainstream media today is the fact that the people who really should be worrying today are dirty energy executives and investors. — NRDC Switchboard

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