Welcome aboard to our latest new affiliate station - KJFK 1230am in Reno, NV!
IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Hurricane Ida hits oil prices; EPA hits greenhouse gas emissions; China "cleans our clock"; California inks historic water deal ... PLUS: Pro-Coal coloring books for kids! ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!
IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA': One Million Energy Star Home Owners Can't Be Wrong; On Environmental Brink, Haiti Scrambles for a Lifeline; WV Dept. of Environmental Protection finds problems at W.Va.'s coal-ash dams; U.S. Uses Less Water Now Than 35 Years Ago; Electric Eel Inspires a New Type of Battery; “Conservatives Heart Nuke Power” --- Too bad they don’t “brain” it... PLUS: Is the U.S. News Media Failing to Do Its Job on Climate Change? ....
Info/links on those stories and all the ones we talked about on today's episode follow below...
- Oil Prices Rise on Threat of Ida:
- Gulf Coast Readies for a Weakened Ida (Wall St. Journal)
- Crude Oil Rises as Hurricane Ida Disrupts Output, Dollar Drops (Bloomberg)
- Ida weakens to depression, Gulf oil patch recovers
- EPA C02 endangerment finding to White House
- Texas Wind Farm Deal to Create Green Jobs --- for China:
- "Chinese" Wind Farm in Texas: Green Jobs FAIL? (Treehugger)
- Chinese Involvement in Proposed Texas Wind Farm Stirs Passions (Green Inc.)
- Schumer Seeks to Block Stimulus Money for Chinese-Backed Texas Wind Farm (Green Inc.)
- WATCH IT: Lisa Jackson on Real Time with Bill Maher [free subscription required] (BillShow.net)
- Historic, Landmark Water Deal Signed In California:
- California legislators strike a final water deal: The package includes an $11-billion bond measure, groundwater monitoring and a conservation plan. Some critics call the policy changes weak and harmful to salmon fisheries (LA Times)
- California Water Overhaul Caps Use (NY Times)
- Schwarzenegger signs legislation for giant water bond (Sacramento Bee)
- An End to California's Water Wars? (Mother Jones)
- Winners and losers in water deal (Contra Costa Time)
- Sierra Club: Is California Really Solving Its Water Crisis? (Huffington Post Green)
- Natural Resources Defense Council: Historic Water Reform Package Passes California Legislature (NRDC.org)
- Where Will California Get Its Water? (NRDC.org)
- U.S. to review California water diversion rulings (Reuters)
- OPINION:Dan Walters: Water plan's size, pork may sink it (Sacramento Bee)
- Hey Kids! Get Your Free Pro-Coal Coloring Book! It's Not Propaganda At All!:
- Coal Propaganda for Kids (Mother Jones)
- ‘Let’s Learn About Coal’: Industry Front Group Distributes Coloring Book On The ‘Advantages’ Of Coal (Think Progress)
- Battle over coal moves into Raleigh classrooms (West Virginia Gazette)
- OPINION: Pro-coal curriculum doesn’t belong in classroom (The Daily Aethenaeum)
- Friends of Coal Forms Ladies' Auxiliary (WV State Journal) [emphasis added]:
"We'd really like this to be statewide, that it be mandatory in the schools that they learn about coal. That's who we are," Fairchild said.
This summer, present members will visit children in local hospitals with a special present, Mr. Coal. Mr. Coal, a friend for life, is a small, black Labrador stuffed puppy meant to bring a smile to kids' faces during hospital stays.
- Coal Pollution Kills 24,000 Americans Every Year (American Lung Association)
- 1,000,000 Energy Star Home Owners Can't Be Wrong (Treehugger)
- On Environmental Brink, Haiti Scrambles for a Lifeline (Greenwire)
- Dept. of Environmental Protection finds problems at W.Va.'s coal-ash dams: Agents should 'look at these things more frequently,' official says (West Virginia Gazette)
- US Uses Less Water Now Than 35 Years Ago (Mother Jones)
- A biological battery: The electric eel inspires a new type of battery (The Economist)
- David Frum says “Conservatives Heart Nuke Power.” Too bad they don’t “brain” it. (Climate Progress)
- Is the U.S. News Media Failing to Do Its Job on Climate Change? (Greenbiz)
'GREEN NEWS EXTRA': More green news not covered in today's audio report...