How overconsumption might save the planet | Andrew Leonard at Salon

Could China's appetite for natural resources force us to green up our world faster than if it were more sedate? Matthew Kahn, an environmental economist at UCLA suggests that it could in a post on his blog Environmental and Urban Economics.

Bottled-water sales begin to dry up | Ylan Q. Mui at SFGate

For the first time in six years, the sales of bottled water had dropped! Sales grew 59% between 2003 and 2008 to $5.1 billion overall, freaking out a lot of environmentalists, but are dropping across the industry- Nestle's bottled water division dropped 2.9% and the overall amount of bottled water chugged down by Americans dipped for the first time in a decade from 8.8 billion gallons to 8.7 billion.

Why Won't Al Gore Talk About Meat? | Mickey Z at Planet Green

Why won't Al Gore talk about the fact that eating meat is a major contributor to global warming? My guess is that he knows that if he did, Rush Limbaugh and the entire gaggle of right wing climate change deniers would spend the next year screaming about how Al Gore hates ranchers.

Are you on TwitterFollow me (@sheagunther) there, I give good tweets.

And if you really like my writing, you can join my Facebook page.

The opinions expressed by MNN Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of While we have reviewed their content to make sure it complies with our Terms and Conditions, MNN is not responsible for the accuracy of any of their information.