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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The dark truth about Daylight 'Saving' Time!; Another nor'easter hits the Nor'east; Settlement for 9/11 Ground Zero workers ... PLUS: Green up your St. Paddy's Day! ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!
IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA': EPA scientists recommend tougher soot standards; L.A. drops plan for transmission lines across protected habitat; Generate energy with your clothing?!?; Adding iron to sea boosts deadly neurotoxin; The difference between skeptics and denialists; Chamber of Commerce tries to cut back Black Lung benefits (again); Captivity 'torture' for killer whales; Did 'fracking' cause Ft. Worth quakes? ... PLUS: Record-shattering warm winter stuns Canadian climate scientists ...
Info/links on those stories and all the ones we talked about on today's episode follow below...
- Facts Are Stubborn Things: Bill Maher Tries to Talk Facts with a Climate "Skeptic":
- Bill Maher: The Environment Is The Ultimate Health Care Issue (VIDEO) (Huffington Post Green)
- Ground Zero Workers Reach Settlement with NYC Over Claims:
- Ground Zero Workers Reach Settlement with NYC Over Claims (NY Times)
- Settlement Plan Drafted for Sept. 11 Lawsuits (NY Times)
- Ground Zero workers torn over settlement (UPI)
- Meanwhile: Parties Unable to Reach Deal on Ground Zero Redevelopment (Wall St. Journal)
- FLASHBACK: Health problems plague Ground Zero workers (USA Today, 3/2/2003)
- FLASHBACK: Illness Persisting in 9/11 Workers, Big Study Finds: "The largest health study yet of the thousands of workers who labored at ground zero shows that the impact of the rescue and recovery effort on their health has been more widespread and persistent than previously thought, and is likely to linger far into the future." (NY Times, 9/6/2006)
- SoCal to Get Rooftop Solar on Industrial Buildings:
- Utility to install solar on warehouse roofs (Business Week)
- The Dark Truth Behind Daylight Saving Time!:
- FUNNY: Daylight Saving Time Explained (The Rachel Maddow Show):
- Daylight saving time saves as much energy as daylight, maybe less (Climate Progress)
- Do MORE Than Just Drink Green Beer This St. Paddy's Day!
- Raise a Greener Glass This St. Patrick's Day! (Planet Green)
- Best Tips for Green or Eco-Friendly Beer this St. Patrick's Day (Greenopia.com)
- Greenopia’s guide to sustainable and some organic beers (Greenopia.com)
- Or Brew Your Own!: A Walkthrough and Cost Breakdown of Brewing Your Own Beer (The Simple Dollar)
'GREEN NEWS EXTRA': More green news not covered in today's audio report...
- EPA Scientists Recommend Tougher Soot Standards (Greenwire)
- LA DWP drops plan to build 85-mile power transmission line across the desert: Environmental groups opposed the $800-million Green Path North Transmission Line because it would have crossed wilderness preserves and scenic ridgelines. (LA Times)
- Powering Up Electronics With Cotton Fabric? It's Happening. (Treehugger)
- Killer Waves: Adding iron to sea boosts deadly neurotoxin, study finds (Grist)
- Global warming denialism, part 3: The difference between skeptics and denialists (Pandagon)
- Chamber of Commerce (Again) Hopes to Scale Back Proposed Black Lung Benefits (Washington Independent):
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is attacking the provision (again), Politico reported yesterday, and their strategy for killing it is clear: They want to put it in the same category as the special Medicaid deal carved out to win the support of Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson (D) — a deal so unpopular that even Nelson doesn’t support it any longer.
- Ask Shamu: The US Tortures Both Human and Animal Prisoners (Mother Jones)
- Natural Gas-Extraction Link Possible in Texas Quakes (Wall St. Journal)
- Record-Shattering Warm Winter Stuns Canadian Climate Scientists (Little Green Footballs)