It's a big day in the environment for the U.S.
First, the long-awaited climate talks have begun in Copenhagen. Second, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has formally determined that greenhouse gas pollution is dangerous, setting the stage for the U.S. to regulate emissions through the Clean Air Act.
Though I know about these issues, I'm not a national news reporter, so let me point you to some great resources regarding these two very important events:
If you're looking for a local perspective, nonprofit Climate Solutions' eco guru K.C. Golden is attending the talks. He'll be posting periodically on the CS Journal.
There's also this resource for journalists that I'm sharing with you (shhh, don't tell).
On a bit of a side note, there is an excellent look at how green Denmark really is, reported by Henry Chu of the Los Angeles Times and carried in today's Seattle Times. The article points out that Danes throw out more waste than Americans and eat more meat than we do (whodathunkit?) However, what struck me most was although Danish people throw out more waste than we do, only 5 percent of that waste ends up in a landfill, compared with 54 percent in the U.S. (Washington's recycling rate was 55 percent in 2008. Seattle recycles 50 percent of its waste).