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April 30 News: Severe Flooding Spreads Invasive Species Around The U.S.

Last year’s hurricanes and flooding not only engulfed homes and carried away roads and bridges in hard-hit areas of the country, it dispersed aggressive invasive species as well. [Associated Press]

Insurance company executives are aware of the future risks posed by climate change. And yet they have been slow to prepare for the coming wave of weather-related accidents and litigation spawned by global warming changes. [AllGov]

If you want to shrink your carbon footprint when you check into a hotel, you may be better off staying at a mid-range or budget chain hotel. [Los Angeles Times]

Tim McCarver isn’t just a baseball announcer, no, he’s also evidently an amateur meteorologist. How else would one explain McCarver dropping this wisdom on an unsuspecting nation during Saturday afternoon’s MLB on Fox coverage. [Huffington Post]

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The biggest challenge to farming and food security in Zimbabwe today is not funding, it is not skills shortage but climate change and global warming. [All Africa]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s effort to create jobs in renewable energy is faltering as subsidy cuts and competition from Chinese manufacturers forces the industry to stop hiring for the first time in eight years. [Businessweek]

India is struggling to add more electricity capacity for the country’s rapidly growing economy, but the domestic coal industry is an absolute mess, points out articles in the New York Times and the Economist this month. [Earth2Tech]

In six oceans, the U.S. Navy is considered the master. In the seventh, the Arctic Ocean, it will rely on others. [The Weekly Herald]