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Morning greens: Clean tech booms to solar power blues

sharrows Morning greens:

Don’t forget about CicLAvia on Sunday! LA times praises the event in an article today. You don’t need a bike to enjoy the event — but Metblogs LA points out you can easily borrow a two-wheeler from Neighborgoods.

California’s clean-tech industry is booming but threatened, reports LA Times. Our state’s alternative energy start-ups are getting a lot of investments — but the green boom could be derailed by Prop 23 and competition from China.

Remember the two major California solar projects got the greenlight? NY Times’ Green blog article points out that not all environmentalists support solar projects because they may alter the habitat of beloved birds, animals, and plants.

In national news: In case you missed today’s Morning Edition, a new report from the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling says the Obama administration underplayed the scope of the Gulf Oil Spill.

And in animal news: Atlantic sturgeon could be added to the endangered species list (Dot Earth), Caribbean coral bleaching worries researchers (Green), and honeybee killers have been identified (AP).

Lastly and philosophically: Find out why philosophers are no longer allowed at environmentalist conferences at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. (Thanks for the tip, Chris)

Photo of bike sharrow on Los Angeles’ 4th Street by Umberto Brayj/Flickr