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.
Wind power wants its production tax credit extended.
The Mediterranean might have "moved into a new climate regime." (More desert, less fabulousness.)