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IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Lights out for Brazil; the Brown Pelican is saved!; America's lakes, not so much; A new threat to your sex life ... PLUS: Clean Coal lies --- about veterans --- on Veteran's Day! ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!
IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA': Senate intensifies climate bill efforts; U.N. Secretary General urges Senate to pass climate legislation; Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) Censured for Sensible Climate Stance; A Battle in Canada Over Drive-Through Idling; How Much Will $37 Trillion Buy Us?; Do we need nuclear and coal plants for baseload power?; USGBC jobs finds “Green building to support nearly 8 million U.S. jobs over next 4 years”...PLUS: Afloat in the Ocean, Expanding Islands of Trash ....
Info/links on those stories and all the ones we talked about on today's episode follow below...
- Brazil Blackout:
- Brazil Blackout Sparks Infrastructure Concerns (Wall St. Journal)
- ANALYSIS-Brazil blackout a glitch, but shows investment needed (Reuters)
- Brazil Agency Says Power Grid Vulnerable to Outages (Bloomberg)
- Success! Brown Pelican Off the Endangered Species List:
- De-listed: Brown pelican removed from endangered species list: A century-long effort to protect the bird is no longer necessary, federal officials say. The population, once imperiled by hunters and DDT, has reached more than 650,000 in North and Central America. (LA Times)
- Brown pelican no longer endangered: U.S. (Reuters)
- BACKGROUNDER: The History of DDT (Wikipedia)
- EPA: Toxic Fish in America's Lakes:
- EPA study finds toxic chemicals in fish tissue in all 50 states (Great Falls Tribune)
- EPA: Toxic chemicals in freshwater fish widespread (AP)
- EPA study says mercury-tainted fish found in 49% of U.S. lakes and reservoirs (Chicago Tribune) [emphasis added]:
Fish with potentially harmful levels of mercury were found in 49 percent of U.S. lakes and reservoirs studied, the Environmental Protection Agency said.
Lakes in almost half of the states had fish contaminated by toxic chemicals such as mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls or pesticides, the EPA said in a statement Tuesday on a study conducted from 2000 to 2003.
- READ THE STUDY: National Lake Fish Tissue Study (EPA.gov)
- FDA ADVISORY on Fish for Women & Children: What You Need to Know About Mercury in Fish and Shellfish (FDA.gov)
- New Study Links BPA to Erectile Dysfunction:
- High BPA levels linked to male sexual problems: Study in China is likely to bring further scrutiny of the common chemical (Washington Post)
- Watch BPA get taken seriously now (ZDNet)
- Concern over canned foods: Our tests find wide range of Bisphenol A in soups, juice, and more (Consumer Reports)
- The Real Story Behind Bisphenol A : How a handful of consultants used Big Tobacco's tactics to sow doubt about science and hold off regulation of BPA, a chemical in hundreds of products that could be harming an entire generation. (Fast Company)
- While scientists fight over BPA studies, Congress could just act (Grist)
- OP-ED: Chemicals in Our Food, and Bodies (NY Times)
- 'Clean Coal' Group Misrepresents Veterans:
- VoteVets.org: The Voice of America's 21st Century Patriots
- Statement from OPERATION FREE:: ACCCE Dishonors Veterans Day [emphasis in original]:
Barely months after they forged letters from veterans in Virginia, the dishonorable front groups of the dirty energy lobby are at it again. In a move that should offend every American, they’re using Veterans’ day to oppose carbon pollution legislation – an agenda that threatens to put more brave men and women into harm’s way in the future.
This is insulting to all of the Veterans who are fighting to protect America’s national security by supporting clean, American power.
'GREEN NEWS EXTRA': More green news not covered in today's audio report...
- Senate intensifies climate bill efforts (Talking Points Memo)
- Sen. Lindsay Graham Censured for Sensible Climate Stance (Mother Jones)
- U.N. chief pushes Senate on climate (Politico)
- A Battle in Canada Over Drive-Through Idling (Green Inc.)
- How Much Will $37 Trillion Buy Us? (The New Republic)
- Do we need nuclear and coal plants for baseload power? (Grist)
- USGBC jobs finds “Green building to support nearly 8 million U.S. jobs over next 4 years” (Climate Progress)
- Afloat in the Ocean, Expanding Islands of Trash (NY Tiems)