Six Western states and parts of Canada join to cut greenhouse gases – San Francisco Chronicle. Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington along with Canadian provinces Manitoba and British Columbia “have set a goal to reduce the region’s greenhouse gas emissions about 25 percent by 2020.”
Priority changes on green policies – LA Times. “Reflecting a shift in priorities under the Democratic majority, Congress is moving to spend as much as $6.7 billion next fiscal year to combat global warming, an increase of nearly one-third from the current year.” Still, I agree with Frank O’Donnell of Clean Air Watch: “Those spending measures are no substitute for better fuel-economy standards and tough caps on greenhouse gas emissions.”
Water Levels in 3 Great Lakes Dip Far Below Normal – New York Times. The reason for the dip is not perfectly understood, but it appears to be a combination of factors including climate change.
U.S. green project enters Canadian home market – canada.com. All about the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Homes program, an important marketplace innovation.
Heat Spells Trouble for France’s Nuclear Reactors - NPR (Audio). Nuclear power is supposed to fight global warming, but, ironically, “many French reactors have had trouble operating during hot spells.” This story explains why.