TOP THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW FOR OCTOBER 4
Just the Facts, Please. Following last night’s debate, several media organizations — including the Washington Post and CNN — examined Governor’s Romney’s claims about green investments. This morning, BlueGreen Alliance’s Executive Director issued a statement, “These investments in clean energy, energy efficiency, transportation infrastructure, electrical transmission, and rebuilding American manufacturinghave paid important dividends over the last several years. They represented a significant down payment on America’s future competitiveness.”
162,000 new workers. ADP Employer Services released a study showing U.S. companies added 162,000 workers to their payrolls in September. These new hires included 10,000 workers in the construction industry and 4,000 in manufacturing.
National and International Blue-Green
The Atlantic asks, “Is climate change the sleeper issue of the 2012 election?”
Vestas Wind Systems and Siemens AGjoined 42 other companies in efforts aimed at lowering the costs associated with offshore wind. Bloomberg has more.
Reuters discusses a new study linking workplace solvent exposure to birth defects.
Newer cellphones contain fewer toxic substances than earlier models, according to AFP.
A new study, covered by Environmental Health News, found pregnant women who were exposed to higher levels of bisphenol A (BPA) gave birth to baby boys with lower thyroid hormones.
Investigate West looks at why several cities and towns are still struggling “to control sewage 40 years after the Clean Water Act.
To the States
Vestas Wind Systems is planning to consolidate three U.S. research and development offices to one location in Colorado, the Associated Press reports.
The Orlando Business Journal looks at several green initiatives unveiled by Mayor Buddy Dyer.
According to the Nebraska Radio Network, scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have determined “definite signs of global warmingare starting to appear… in Nebraska and across the region.”
Several Nebraska groups came together yesterday to say it is time for action on climate change. The Kearney Hub has more.
Los Angeles Times: Climate-change denial getting harder to defend
Los Angeles Times: Study reveals ancient greenhouse gas emissions
New York Times: Drought Leaves Cracks in Way of Life
U.S. News & World Report: Could Controversy Surrounding Global Warming Cool Down?
Irish Examiner (Ireland): Renewable energy sector 'could create 30,000 jobs'
Globe and Mail (Japan): Japan stokes renewable energy plan
Des Moines Register (IA): Another View: Climate change is about jobs and the economy
Chicago Tribune (IL): Manufacturers try to make a positive impression with students
Salem News (MA): Column: Manufacturing matters
Detroit News (MI): Rebuttal: Proposal 3 is sound policy
mLive.com (MI): Endorsement letters: Michigan needs more renewable energy