From the NY Times Green Blog: The seven-member commission assembled by President Obama to investigate the BP spill has hired a longtime Royal Dutch Shell scientist, engineer and offshore drilling expert, to be its chief technical adviser. By John M. Broder
From London and the NY Times: Residents of a pioneering low-carbon housing development in a south London suburb, use one-fourth as much energy for heat and hot water as households in neighboring communities do. By Beth Gardiner
From the Baltimore Sun: The Maryland Department of the Environment is seeking $1.2 million in fines for violations including stormwater violations and other violations at Baltimore properties. By Associated Press
From the Huffington Post Green: The Interior Department is offering oil and gas leases on 1.8 million acres of Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve while promising to protect critical migratory bird and caribou habitat.
From Bnet.com: Many companies put out a sustainability or corporate-responsibility report, filled with self-congratulatory metrics that show how they company reduced their carbon footprint and recycled more. But the sustainability report from Best Buy is different. Find out why. By Carol Tice
From Newsday.com: Long Island, NY has yet to reach the recycling heights achieved by West Coast communities such as Portland, where more than 60 percent of the city’s trash ends up in the recycling bin. But local residents here recycle a lot more than they did in 1988, when the state passed its first sweeping solid waste law. By Jennifer Smith
From the Examiner.com: July is Social Wellness Month, and time to speak up to your health care team without being too passive. Social wellness is about being able to ask the questions that directly affect your health, nutrition, and quality of life. Can biopsies release cancer cells into your body? By Anne Hart
From DNA: Read the World: From Mumbai: The day-long State Summit: Vision for Global Maharashtra, organized by DNA and Zee 24 Taas on Saturday underlined the state government’s concern for and commitment to a holistic development of Maharashtra.