IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Flooding around the world; Icebergs in New Zealand?; The not-so-great drywall of China; No 'amore' for foreign nuclear waste ... PLUS: Climate scientists' emails --- hacked! ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!
CORRECTION TO OUR AUDIO REPORT: The hacked emails referenced in our report today were from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, not the Hadley Center, which is a separate institution.
IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA': US to announce emissions standards ahead of Copenhagen conference; Industrialized Nations Unveil Plans to Rein in Emissions; Toll in Chinese Mine Explosion Rises to 104; Sarah Palin’s book spreads falsehoods about clean energy legislation; Oceans rising faster than expected as climate change exceeds grimmest models; Report Warns of Rising Water Demand; Uh-oh: Tamiflu-resistant swine flu rears up in the U.S. and U.K.; the Coal Industry's $47 Million PR Spending Spree ...
PLUS: Have a 'greener' Thanksgiving!....
Info/links on those stories and all the ones we talked about on today's episode follow below...
- JUST SAY NO: Rep. Markey Sings Against Imports of Foreign Nuclear Waste:
- "No amore!" (Salt Lake Tribune)
- Gordon foreign waste ban passes committee vote (Murfreesboro Post)
- Opposing View: Concerns Over Nuclear Waste Importation Should Not Lead to Ban (Heritage Foundation)
- WATCH: Ed Markey Has the Floor (Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC):
- Flooding Around the World Overwhelms Infrastructure and Sewage Treatment Systems:
- Flood misery lingers in storm-hit Philippines (BBC)
- Floods devastate UK Lake District; much of Ireland (AP)
- Wastewater Plant in Atlanta Pumping Sewage Again: RM Clayton Water Reclamation Center, closed after severe flooding, is back online (Water & Wastes Digest)
- As Sewers Fill, Waste Poisons Waterways: Many sewer systems are frequently overwhelmed, with sewage spilling into waterways and polluting them with excrement and industrial chemicals. (NY Times)
- READ THE SERIES: Toxic Waters: A series about the worsening pollution in American waters, and regulators reponse (NY Times)
- ICEBERG, Dead Ahead!: Rare Icebergs Floating Near New Zealand:
- March of the ice: Shipping warning as groups of icebergs are spotted heading towards coast of New Zealand (Daily Mail UK)
- Feds Find 'Link' Between Chinese Drywall, Homeowners' Complaints:
- Hackers Reveal Climate Scientists' Private Emails:
- Hacked E-Mails Fuel Global Warming Debate (Wired)
- The Hadley Climate Research Unit hack: Context (Real Climate.org)
- Hacked: Sensitive Documents Lifted from Hadley Climate Center (Wall St. Journal)
- Hackers steal electronic data from top climate research center; Scientists' e-mails deriding skeptics of warming become public (Washington Post)
- Leaked emails mark dangerous shift in climate denial strategy: Instead of targeting high-profile science communicators, climate deniers are now encouraging mistrust of those who collect and interpret global warming data (Guardian UK)
- LISTEN: Limbaugh distorts apparently stolen emails to falsely claim global warming is "made up": NASA scientist: Emails do not show that "global warming is a hoax" (Media Matters):
"There's nothing in the e-mails that shows that global warming is a hoax. ... There's no funding by nefarious groups. There's no politics in any of these things; nobody from the [United Nations] telling people what to do. There's nothing hidden, no manipulation. It's just scientists talking about science, and they're talking relatively openly as people in private e-mails generally are freer with their thoughts than they would be in a public forum. The few quotes that are being pulled out [are out] of context. People are using language used in science and interpreting it in a completely different way."
'GREEN NEWS EXTRA': More green news not covered in today's audio report...
- US to announce emissions standards ahead of Copenhagen conference (AFP)
- Industrialized Nations Unveil Plans to Rein in Emissions (NY Times)
- Toll in Chinese Mine Explosion Rises to 104 (NY Times)
- Palin’s book spreads falsehoods about clean energy legislation (Grist)
- Oceans rising faster than expected as climate change exceeds grimmest models (AP)
- Pervasive Plastics: Why the U.S. Needs New and Tighter Controls (Yale 360):
Long a ubiquitous part of modern life, plastics are now in everything from diapers to water bottles to cell phones. But given the proven health threats of some plastics — as well as the enormous environmental costs — the time has come for the U.S. to pass a comprehensive plastics control law.
- Report Warns of Rising Water Demand (Green Inc.)
- Stimulus funds finally flowing to weatherization (Philadelphia Inquirer)
- Uh-oh: Tamiflu-resistant swine flu rears up in the U.S., U.K. (Grist)
- The Coal Industry's $47 Million PR Spending Spree (Mother Jones)