With Brad Friedman & Desi Doyen...
By Desi Doyen on 7/9/2013, 3:30pm PT  


 

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Death and destruction in Canadian oil train explosion; Record rain, floods paralyze Toronto; State Dept. doesn't know the Keystone XL pipeline's route; GOP opposition to EPA nominee softening?; PLUS: The Dutch solution to air pollution ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): China's coal pollution deadlier than thought; SW forests may never recover from mega-fires; Naive Ezra Klein: 'You can’t deny global warming after seeing this graph'; GMO marks 2013 World Food Prize winners; US hazardous chemical oversight system is seriously flawed; Global warming 'drive-by' twitter - once again, just shooting blanks; Koch Bros, Tea Party at odds over GA solar; Comprehensive paleoclimate study confirms 'Hockey Stick' Graph AGAIN ... PLUS: Study: Global warming likely to make hurricanes stronger & more frequent ... and much, MUCH more! ...

STORIES DISCUSSED IN TODAY'S 'GREEN NEWS REPORT'...

  • VIDEO: Absurdity Today with Juliana Forlano (Juliana Forlano's YouTube channel)
  • Key Senate Republican drops filibuster threat on Obama’s EPA choice (The Hill's e2 Wire)
  • Obama picks green advocate as Navy energy chief (The Hill's e2 Wire)
  • Another Oil Disaster Demolishes Canadian Town, Spotlights Rail vs. Pipelines:
  • State Dept. Doesn't Know Exact Route of Keystone XL Pipeline:
  • Poisoned Weather: Toronto Paralyzed By Record-Breaking Rain, Floods:
  • Innovation: Dutch Invent Solution to Air Pollution:
    • To clean the air, Dutch scientists invent pavement that eats smog (LA Times) [emphasis added]:
      What if the solution to smog was right where the rubber meets the road? Scientists in the Netherlands have found that installing special air-purifying pavement on city streets can cut air pollution nearly in half....with paving blocks sprayed with titanium oxide, which has the ability to remove pollutants from the air and turn them into less harmful chemicals.

    'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (Stuff we didn't have time for in today's audio report)...


  • Skeptical Science: Get the FULL DEBUNKING of ALL Climate Science Denier Arguments
  • Warning: Even in the best-case scenario, climate change will kick our asses (Grist)
  • FOR MORE on Climate Science and Climate Change, go to our Green News Report: Essential Background Page