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Feb 12 13

The Green Jobs Source for Tuesday, January 12

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THE TOP 10 FOR FEBRUARY 12, 2013

Climate love in the air tonight? – President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address, and many — including us — are hoping he focuses on climate change. Yesterday, the BlueGreen Alliance and leaders from our partners the Union of Concerned Scientists and Utility Workers Union of America held a press conference to ask the president to take six steps to address climate change and create jobs.(Global Post)

Stopping before it starts – A study released today shows that too little of the money going towards fighting breast cancer is going to finding the environmental causes of the disease and how to preventing it. BGA’s Vice President of Health Initiatives Charlotte Brody posted a blog earlier today about the report and the need to focus on prevention, not just treatment. (New York Times)

Seeking leadership – The president will need the help of business leaders to enact the climate policies he’s expected to promote tonight, who will they be? (Politico)

Heading up Energy – A professor of physics at MIT may be the replacement for outgoing Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu(E&E News)

Money. It’s a gas. – Gas prices are at $3.61 a gallon, and they have been steadily rising for a few weeks. (USA Today)

Sandy survivors demand action – Survivors of Hurricane Sandy delivered petitions with over 280,000 signatures demanding action on climate change to President Obama. (Huffington Post)

Urban areas warming – Researchers have found that cities are warming air temperatures as far as 1,000 miles away. (New York Times)

State of green business – The 2013 State of Green Business report has been released, and it has data on 1,600 companies worldwide.(GreenBiz)

Depends on where you live – Solar flares that impact the Earth may threaten the power grid in many parts of the U.S., especially in the Eastern U.S. (E&E News)

Fighting for workers’ rights – Unions in Michigan are suing to stop the state’s recently enacted right-to-work law(Detroit Free Press)

BLUE-GREEN LINKS

Ebony: Are African-Americans More Vulnerable to Climate Change?

Cosemetics Design: As health scares and perceptions emerge, ingredient suppliers face new challenges

Green Tech Media: Solar Outside the Sunbelt: Michigan

Green Tech Media: Solar Outside the Sunbelt: Minnesota

Green Tech Media: Solar Outside the Sunbelt: Wisconsin 

NY1 (NY): New Yorkers' Green Helps Wind Power Supply More Of The Power Grid

Brattleboro Reformer (VT): Vermont governor: Don't ban windmills

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