Top ten environmental stories of 2010. Not all of these are quite so doomy. Four are even primarily good news stories.
Top 10 climate events of 2010 - from a US-centric perspective.
Gaming carbon credits.
Humans consuming more than a quarter of all primary production. That is, more than a quarter of the earth's total productive photosynthetic capacity is devoted to human consumption or use.
Amazon suffers worst drought on record.
Per capita energy use vs GDP. H/T Tim.
The rise of climate refugees.
The great bank heist of 2010.
Invasive species' cost lags growth in globalisation, leaving a legacy to future generations.
Oil and (agricultural) water don't mix. Or rather, they do.
Polar bears are indeed starving due to declining Arctic sea ice (or interbreeding with grizzlies). I generally avoid polar bear discussions as something of a distraction from the weighty and widespread effects of climate change on human society, but this video is heartbreaking. A recent Nature cover story suggesting a slim hope for them was probably misleading.