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Feb 19 13

The Green Jobs Source for Tuesday, February 19

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Hot and dry — It looks like the Midwest is going to have another year of hot and dry conditions this year. (Indianapolis Star)

Whiteout — Experts believe global warming will cause less snowfall but stronger blizzards(Associated Press)

Going up, up, UP! — Gasoline prices rose 43 cents over the last 32 consecutive days. (Wall Street Journal) 

Ouch — The 2012 drought caused the nation’s corn crop to drop to its lowest levels in 30 years. (Climate Central) 

Troubled  winds? — Calls for an overhaul of Nebraska’s overall tax system may derail passage of several new state tax exemptions for wind energy(Omaha World-Herald)

Renewable energy footprint grows in Tar Heel State — Renewable energy and energy efficiency investments increased in North Carolina to over $1.4 billion between 2007 and 2012. (McClatchy Tribune)

Calling on Christie — Matt Elliot — head of the BlueGreen Alliance's Garden State affiliate the New Jersey Work Environment Council — has an column calling on Governor Christie to lead on climate change(The Record)

Made in Minnesota — A new report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that solar panels made by a northern Minnesota company are “among the most reliable made and sold in the nation.” (Duluth News Tribune) 

Clear and present danger — The World Health Organization and United Nations are calling hormone-distrupting chemicals a "global threat." (Environmental Health News)


E&E News: Federal Approval near for sprawling Calif. wind project

Forbes: Researchers Prove Air Pollution Causes Heart Attacks

USA Today: Tens of thousands demand action on climate change

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