Economy & Business

Docs: Koch Industries Backed Effort to Undermine Renewable Energy in KS

"Emails and financial documents released by the University of Kansas on Thursday reveal earmarked funding from Koch Industries to develop research used to lobby against the state renewable energy standard."

Source: The Intercept, 09/01/2015

"Rhino Horns for Sale in San Francisco's Chinatown Despite Crackdown"

"California legislators aiming to pass more stringent regulations on the sale and dissemination of ivory and rhinoceros horns received a boost last Friday when a San Francisco man pleaded guilty to selling an undercover federal agent two black rhinoceros horns for $55,000. The art dealer Lumsden Quan and Mill Valley man Edward Levine will face sentencing in December."

Source: Guardian, 08/25/2015

From Venezuela to Iraq to Russia, Oil Price Drops Raise Fears of Unrest

"Oil, the lifeblood of many countries that produce and sell it, appears to be rapidly turning into an ever-cheaper economic curse. A year ago, the international price per barrel of oil was about $103. By Monday, the price was about $42, roughly 6 percent lower than on Friday."

Source: NY Times, 08/25/2015

Obama Visits Nevada and Talks Clean Energy And Climate Change

"President Obama came to Las Vegas Monday to throw his weight behind the booming solar energy industry in its recent political struggles, and to announce a bevy of initiatives to promote clean-energy growth in America’s homes and on its rooftops. It was the first stop in a climate and energy-focused tour that will also take the president to New Orleans and Arctic Alaska this month."

Source: Wash Post, 08/25/2015

10 Years After Katrina, Obama Will Visit a Much Safer New Orleans

"Ten years ago next week, a terrifying hurricane stood perched atop the Gulf of Mexico. Katrina. It had rapidly intensified from a Category 3 into a deadly Category 5 monster and began its northward turn towards the Gulf coast—weakening, fortunately, but still driving a tremendous wall of water."

Source: Wash Post, 08/20/2015


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