Thursday, November 08, 2012

Record snowfalls, new power outages, flood warnings as storm slams Northeast - U.S. News
A winter storm battered the Northeast coast Thursday after cutting power to at least 115,000 homes and dumping record snowfalls in the New York City area.
Marijuana may be more law-friendly, but it’s not more eco-friendly | Grist
...But many growers in these states will opt for indoors, where they can have the most control over their product and perhaps more easily avoid the federal Drug Enforcement Agency. Unfortunately, they won’t avoid massive energy costs from the bright artificial lights used for up to 20 hours a day in order to speed up nature. About a quarter of the cost of weed grown inside is the cost of energy – which some studies say could be 1 percent of all the energy used in the U.S. And that’s been without legalization.
Post-Sandy Nor'easter Poses Hypothermia Risk - ABC News
"Many left without power and heat will be at risk of hypothermia as the Nor'easter is scheduled to hit the New York City and New Jersey area," said Dr. Sharon Horesh Bergquist, assistant professor of medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.
Few carbon tax prosecutions expected - National Rural News - Agribusiness and General - Finance - Stock & Land
ONLY the most flagrant breaches of carbon tax laws will result in prosecutions and they will be rare, the federal watchdog says.
Vestas Seeks 20 Percent Stake Sale, Cuts 3,000 More Jobs - Bloomberg
Vestas Wind Systems A/S (VWS) is seeking to sell a stake of as much as 20 percent and said it’s reducing headcount by 3,000 to raise the staff cuts by the biggest wind turbine maker to almost a third over two years.

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