Critical List: Tornado hits Joplin, Missouri; Chicago preps for climate change
A half-mile wide tornado leveled a Missouri town.
And another volcano in Iceland poured ash into the sky. Cut it out, nature, we get it: you don't like airplanes.
In Chicago, government officials not only believe in climate change, they are preparing the city for a steamier future. Local officials have been leading on adaptation for awhile, but, in this case, it probably doesn't hurt Chicago pols to say, loudly, that the city's destined to get less frigid.
High gas prices means job-seekers are looking for employment closer to home. Sounds like it's time to invest in some public transportation infrastructure.
Republicans believe that the big, bad EPA is going to regulate bullets, spilled milk, dust, and breathing.
Could cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells ultimately beat electric cars? Auto execs, those trusty guardians of the public interest, think so.
Electric car owners might end up buying a subscription to a system of charging stations in the same way cell phone users subscribe to a network.
Oil companies use excess profits to make stock prices going up by buying back shares, and we all benefit. Oh, no, wait…
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