Up until now, I’ve been keeping an eye on green blogosphere trends through the usual suspects — Twitter, Facebook, Google Buzz, etc. — and extrapolating… not exactly precise, but it worked with my current set-up. I finally dug into Regator, a service that I discovered through Problogger‘s weekly “Blogosphere Trends” posts, and see how this will provide much more precise insight (as well as more efficient means of discovering some of the lesser trends).
Of course, I didn’t need Regator to tell me that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is still the hot topic, followed relatively closely by Tesla Motor’s IPO. My biggest surprise, though: Hurricane Alex didn’t seem to get a lot of attention on this front. Think that’s because it had relatively little impact on the US? Or didn’t directly into oil spill territory, even as it did effect clean-up and containment efforts?
So, what did grab my attention this week? As always, lots of competition…
This Week’s Five for Friday Green Blog Posts
- Climategate, Amazongate, and the Big Lie: Jim Hoggan at DeSmogBlog took a look at how stories such as Climategate and the more recent Amazongate have continued to fuel climate change deniers even as they’ve been retracted or otherwise proven much less damning than originally claimed.
- Trade your recyclables for plants: Sort of a Redbox for recycling, the Ecobox concept by French architect and designer Gilles Nadler would give recyclers a plant for depositing their materials. Great find by Urban Gardens…
- Rachel Ray gets recycled: The Chic Ecologist takes a look at Futuremark, a company that’s able to create 85-100% recycled paper for magazines (which are generally use 100% virgin pulp). Rachel Ray was one of the first to push this for her own magazine…
- Wrong? Really? Kathryn Schulz, former Grist editor and author of Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error, returns to her old stomping ground to ask greenies “What have we been wrong about?“
- Everything’s cool: Yahoo! Green republished Becky Stiepe’s great primer from Care2 on how to keep cool without air conditioning (yes, it can be done).
That’s our five… what’d you like this week?