Critical List: Texas’ neverending wildfire season; clean energy investments could double
Texas' wildfire "season" has lasted for more than a year and won't end anytime soon.
Obama: "Over the long term, [reducing carbon emissions] is good for our economies."
By 2020, investors could be pouring $395 billion a year, double the current total, into clean energy.
Only about half of the Department of Energy's spending for running its 16 laboratories goes to actual research. The rest goes to overhead and capital spending. Finally, the department is realizing that this means it should have fewer labs.
PETA's going after Thanksgiving turkey AND Super Mario Brothers. If they start picking on sports teams named after animals, we’ll be forced to conclude that they're just trying to ruin everyone's holiday.
In North Carolina, the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport has a worm composting system that will handle two tons of waste every day. (That requires a lot of worms.)