TOP THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW FOR OCTOBER 30
Power Outages. At least 16 people died and 7.5 million people in the United Stares are without power due to Superstorm Sandy. Stay safe!
Making the World Sick. The World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday released a study stating the globe has warmed 0.75 degree Celsius over the last 100 years, and this rate of global warming over the last 25 years has accelerated. The WHO also stated it believed climate change will cause a growth in the transmission and consequences of diarrhoeal diseases, malnutrition, malaria and dengue.
National and International Blue-Green
According to Politico, “Hurricane Sandy has made getting around the East Coast next to impossible, bringing down every mode of transportation as cities have ground to a halt.”
The National Journal asks several experts “What Is Climate Silence Costing Us?”
To the States
The BlueGreen Alliance arranged a press conference where environmentalists — including Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune — vocalized their support for passing Michigan Proposal 2, the ballot measure that would enshrine workers collective bargaining rights in the state's constitution.
President Bill Clinton yesterday came out in favor of the Michigan ballot proposal to increase the states renewable energy standard to 25 percent by 2025 (Proposal 3). mLive.com has more about the announcement.
The new Granite City Cool Cities Committee will be looking at how the city can reduce its energy usage, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
A recent study from the State University of New York determined the Great Lakes have “some of the world’s most concentrated plastic pollution,” according to the Great Lakes Echo.
Oak Park, Illinois has been chosen to as a participant a two-year smart grid test. The Chicago Tribune has more on the test that will include installing free solar panels on 200 buildings and monitoring their electric usage.
Construction recently concluded on a 237-killowat solar energy system installed atop GAL Manufacturing in New York, according to CleanTechnica.
Washington Post: 4 Pinocchios for Mitt Romney’s misleading ad on Chrysler and China
CleanTechnica: Should We Focus on Energy Efficiency or Energy Supply?
New York Times: Shallow Waters and Unusual Path May Worsen the Surge
Washington Post: Yes, Hurricane Sandy is a good reason to worry about climate change
GreenTech Media (CA): Guest Post: Crucial California Propositions on the Ballot
North County Times (CA): Letters: Proposition 32
Pasadena City College Courier (CA): Why Proposition 39 shouldn’t be overlooked
Greater Greater Washington (DC): Many holidays look like weekends on Metro
Chicago Business (IL): Skilled labor shortage hobbles Illinois manufacturers
Buffalo News (NY): Lakes not so great for wind projects, according to new energy blueprint
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (TX): West Texas offers some of the greatest wind energy potential in the U.S.