Clean Start: June 20, 2011

Welcome to Clean Start, ThinkProgress Green’s morning round-up of the latest in climate and clean energy. Here is what we’re reading. What are you?

“There’s almost no question that warming trends are going to be good for ticks, which in turn will be bad for moose.” [U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service]

Legislation to impose a statutory global spending cap “very likely would make it impossible to enact any market-based strategy to reduce the carbon pollution that drives global warming.” [CBPP]

After two months above flood stage, Lake Champlain, bordered by New York, Vermont, and Quebec, “is finally getting back where it belongs.” [Boston Globe]


“Flood-hit areas of central and southern China are preparing for more heavy rains after millions of people were forced to evacuate or were affected, by the early onset of the rainy season.” [Radio Australia]

Seven states in the central and southwest US are facing “extreme fire risk,” as gusting winds sent massive blazes flaring up and jumping roadways, especially in Arizona. [AP]

The New Jersey state senate’s Environment and Energy Committee will consider legislation today to “force Gov. Chris Christie to stay in a multistate pact to reduce greenhouse gases.” [AP]