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By Desi Doyen on 7/28/2011, 1:46pm PT  

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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Science slips onto Fox 'News'; Climate activist Tim DeChristopher sentenced to 2 years in federal prison; Poverty rises near mountaintop removal coal mining; 54 mpg by 2025?; Oil industry profits jump --- again; PLUS: Drilling for oil in the Arctic? Coast Guard says 'we're not ready'... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): EPA delays smog rule for fourth time; Record rain causes deaths, flooding, landslides in S. Korea; Tropical Storm Don bound for TX; Waxman calls out Obama: explain connection between pollution and extreme weather; CA Gov vows to 'crush' foes of renewable energy; Norwegians concede role in salmon virus; Only one deadly strain of e. coli is Illegal; Bad summer sequels: GOP rehashes attacks on environment; Court rules farmers can sue over pesticide drift; Japanese scientists push for more radiation tests on seafood Risks; Sen. Manchin's (D-WV) ties to coal company ... PLUS: The Plastic Bag Wars ...


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

  • EPA delays smog rule for fourth time (Reuters)
  • South Korea mobilizes to cope with flooding, landslides (CS Monitor) [emphasis added]:
    More than 20 inches of rain have fallen on Seoul since Tuesday, including 11.87 on Wednesday, the highest single-day total since record-keeping began.

    Tens of thousands of workers are repairing housing and railroad tracks, as well as searching for missing people.

    Thousands of rescuers used heavy machinery and shovels Thursday to clear mud and search for survivors after huge landslides and flooding killed more than 40 people in the country.

  • Tropical Storm Don bound for Texas (USA Today)
  • Waxman Calls Out Obama For Not Explaining Connection Between Climate Pollution And Extreme Weather (Think Progress Green)
  • U.S. Cities Face Water-Related Climate Change Dangers: Study (Reuters):
    In the coming decades, Miami, New Orleans and Norfolk, Virginia were expected to be the coastal cities hardest hit by flooding and storm surges due to rising sea levels, the group said.

    In Boston, where the city's airport is flanked by water, historic landmarks and critical transportation infrastructure were at a greater risk of flooding due to rising sea levels.

    Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco will face similar danger from rising waters, according to the report.

  • Calif. Governor Vows to 'Crush' Foes of Renewable Energy (Greenwire):
    "When local communities try to block installation of solar like they did in San Luis Obispo, we act to overcome the opposition," Brown (D) said, referring to the city where environmental groups have been protesting two large-scale solar plants over environmental and endangered species concerns.

    "In Oakland I learned that some kind of opposition you have to crush," the former Oakland mayor said. "You can talk, but you have to move forward."

  • Norwegians Concede Role in Spread of Salmon Virus (NY Times):
    A virus that has killed millions of salmon in Chile and ravaged the fish farming industry there was probably brought over from Norway, a major salmon producer has acknowledged.
  • Only one deadly strain of E. Coli is Illegal (USA Today):
    The food-safety world knows there are a half-dozen or more lethal forms of E. coli ending up in our meat or on our leafy greens that are so virulent they can send people to the hospital and even kill them.
    But in the United States only one, E. coli O157:H7, is officially termed an adulterant, meaning any raw ground beef that tests positive for it cannot be sold for human consumption.>
  • MN Court Rules Farmers Can Sue Over Pesticide Drift (Minneapolis Star Tribune):
    The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that Oluf Johnson and organic farmers like him can sue for damages from neighboring farmers who apply pesticides that drift beyond their fencelines.
  • Japanese Scientists Push For More Radiation Tests On Seafood Risks (Bloomberg):
    Japan's government has to release more data from ocean radiation tests to accurately assess the contamination threat to seafood, according to a statement by the Oceanographic Society of Japan.
  • Quakes Push AR to Limit Gas-Waste Wells (Wall St. Journal):
    Sen. Manchin (D-WV) Maintains Lucrative Ties to Family-Owned Coal Company: (Greenwire):
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is more than just a supporter of his state's influential coal producers --- he's a full-fledged industry insider.
  • Terrible Summer Sequels: Republicans Re-Hash Tired Political Theater Around Environmental Issues (Think Porgress Green)
  • The Plastic Bag Wars (Rolling Stone):
    The world consumes 1 million plastic shopping bags every minute - and the industry is fighting hard to keep it that way.