The world's 7 billionth baby has been born in the Philippines. (How do U.N. arbiters know she's the seven billionth? They don't: it’s just symbolic.)

It snowed on the East Coast, and "virtually every site north of Maryland to Maine … recorded their greatest October snowfall on record."

An energy storage company that received a loan from the government filed for bankruptcy; fingers crossed that we can all talk about Herman Cain's (real, problematic) sex scandal instead of this.

Occupy Wall Street could switch over to bike-powered generators. One's already running.

Grist thanks its sponsors. Become one.

Wind power wants its production tax credit extended.

The Mediterranean might have "moved into a new climate regime." (More desert, less fabulousness.)