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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Walmart puts the squeeze on suppliers; Amphibians that go both ways; A mini-hydroelectric power plant in your backpack? ... PLUS: Obama tries to make energy efficiency sound sexy ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!
IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA': The Chamber of Commerce vs. climate science; Is solar cheaper than nuclear?; Hospital study: The high cost of dirty air; Satellite photos show decades of Mountaintop Removal destruction; Global warming skeptics distract from security risks; Architects designing cities for global warming adaptation; Natural Gas lobby challenging coal; Independent board to review work of top climate panel; Rise in anti-science cyber-bullying... PLUS: What will climate science learn from 'Climategate' investigations? CRU's Phil Jones admits emails were 'awful' ...
Info/links on those stories and all the ones we talked about on today's episode follow below...
- Obama Helps Homeowners with Energy Efficiency Upgrades:
- WATCH IT: Obama Home Star Energy Efficiency Speech (Shallow Nation)
- Obama proposes $3,000 home energy rebates (Washington Post)
- Wal-Mart Pushes Emissions Cuts:
- LEARN MORE - WATCH THE WEBCAST: Walmart Sustainability Announcement (Treehugger)
- Treehugger Webchat: Walmart Sustainability Announcement (Treehugger)
- Wal-Mart Unveils Plan to Make Supply Chain Greener (Green Inc.)
- Wal-Mart to cut 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas pollution by 2015 (Climate Progress)
- Intersex Frogs: Amphibians Go Both Ways with Atrazine:
- Sex-Changing Herbicide Makes Amphibians Sick, Too (Wired Science)
- Frogs: Weed killer creates real Mr. Moms: Some “chemically castrated” guys develop into egg-laying gal (Science News)
- Weed Killer in the Crosshairs: Concerns prompt reexamination of atrazine’s safety (Science News)
- Toxic Waters: Rulings Restrict Clean Water Act, Foiling E.P.A.
- In Reversal Of Bush Policy, EPA Launches New Study of Atrazine's Health Effects (Huffington Post Green)
- EPA stands by as polluters ignore the Clean Water Act (Grist)
- Press Release: Weight of evidence supports atrazine safety and its economic benefits (Earth Times)
- FLASHBACK: Pesticide Atrazine blamed for sexual mutation in frogs, CNN April 16, 2002 (Frogwatch)
- Backpack Hydro-electric Power?
- Backpack Hydroelectric Plant Gives You 500 Watts on the Move (Wired Science)
- President Obama Explains Proposed HOMESTAR Retrofit Program (Jetson Green)
- READ IT: Transcript: Obama on energy efficiency (Chicago Sun-Times)
'GREEN NEWS EXTRA': More green news not covered in today's audio report...
- Study of hospitals puts price tag on California's dirty air (Sacramento Bee)
- The Chamber of Commerce vs. Climate Science (Mother Jones)
- OP-ED: War over the Arctic? Global warming skeptics distract us from security risks.: Global warming skeptics must recognize that real --- not predicted --- climate change is already turning the Arctic into a potential military flash point. (Christian Science Monitor)
- Satellite Photos: Mountaintop removal: Then and now (Coal Tattoo)
- Natural Gas Lobby Challenges Coal (The Hill)
- When the Water Rises: Five architects’ plans for managing a globally warmed future. (New Yorker)
- Climate Scientists Under Attack & 'Climategate' Updates
- Scientists Taking Steps to Defend Work on Climate: The battle is asymmetric, in the sense that scientists feel compelled to support their findings with careful observation and replicable analysis, while their critics are free to make sweeping statements condemning their work as fraudulent. (NY Times)
- The Credibility of Climate Science, Cont. Green Inc.)
- Lashof: Are You Now or Have You Ever Been a Climate Scientist? (Huffington Post Green)
- Independent Board to Review Work of Top Climate Panel (NY Times)
- 'Climategate' Scientist Admits 'Awful E-Mails,' but Peers Say IPCC Conclusions Remain Sound (NY Times)
- The rise of anti-science cyber bullying: Morano says climate scientists "deserve to be publicly flogged." (Climate Progress)