Global warming link to deadly, costly weather grows. An international panel of climate scientists has a new report showing global warming is causing severe storms, droughts, and heat waves and that the world should prepare for more deadly and costly weather disasters.
House plans 90-day extension of transportation bill. The House GOP leadership is planning to pass an extension to the surface transportation bill before they adjourn for recess. The bill has been expired since 2009 and a number of short-term extensions have previously passed. Recently, the Senate passed a two-year transportation bill, but House GOP leaders have not moved the bill.
Families of victims win landmark asbestos lawsuit in U.K. Families of thousands of workers who died or suffer from asbestos-related cancers won a landmark fight in the U.K.'s Supreme Court. Lawyers for the victims say that employers must now compensate the families for policies dating from the 1940's to the 90's.
The Wall Street Journal reports that jobless claims dropped to a four-year low this week.
The Chicago Tribune says Ford Motor Company decided to devote more resources to the development of electric vehicles.
CNNMoney says the Bureau of Labor Statistics announcement that there are 3.1 million green jobs in America “casts a wide net.”
A New York Times editorial says the Environmental Protection’s Agency proposed rules to limit carbon pollution from new power plants is part of an “encouraging trend” to switch our economy to cleaner fuels.
China’s PetroChina has surpassed Exxon Mobile as the largest publicly traded produce of oil. The Associated Press has more.
The world’s most efficient solar cells are now in commercial production, CleanTechnica reports.
The Washington Times looks at how churches are becoming more active in environmental movements.
According to the Guardian, greenhouse gas emissions fell 7 percent in the United Kingdom in 2011.
MPR says Minnesota is considering limits on emerging chemicals in drinking water.
The New York Times details Chicago’s $7 billion infrastructure improvement plan.
The Cleveland Indians installed a wind turbine at Progressive Field Wednesday, the Washington Post reports.
E&E News looks at how Austin, Texas “bet on cleaner energy.”
Chicago Tribune: Scientists pin down historic sea level rise
Christian Science Monitor: Mining boom in Michigan: economic boost or environmental nuisance?
Energy Live News: Small businesses have ‘most green employees’
Global Tax News: US Senate Examines Renewable Energy Tax Incentives
Wall Street Journal: Offshore Drilling Receives Twin Boost
Boston Globe (MA): Mass. lawmakers to weigh bill on energy costs
Daily Nebraskan (NE): Warm weather boosts belief in climate change, study says
Dayton Business Journal (OH): Buckeye Institute, Policy Matters Ohio square off over right-to-work research
Denver Post (CO): Effort advances to recast Colorado's "New Energy Economy" office
San Francisco Chronicle (CA): Climate change to inflict major crises, panel says
St. Louis American (MO): Green movement engages black businesses