Economy & Business

"Sorry, Drilling Regulators: No More Oil Orgies"

"Last night, Michael Bromwich, the new director of the Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (formerly known as the Minerals Management Service), circulated an email to staffers outlining new ethics policies for employees who deal with offshore drilling, an attempt to reform his run amuck division's rep for being too cozy with oil and gas interests."

Source: Mother Jones, 09/01/2010

Major Climate Skeptic, Bjorn Lomborg, Switches Sides, Pitches Book

"The world's most high-profile climate change  sceptic is to declare that global warming is 'undoubtedly one of the chief concerns facing the world today' and 'a challenge humanity must confront', in an apparent U-turn that will give a huge boost to the embattled environmental lobby."

Source: Guardian, 09/01/2010

"Price-of-Bread Alert" -- Market Sees Climate-Driven Wheat-Harvest Shortfall

"Global wheat crops are taking it on the chin, thanks to a drought and fires in Russia, too much rain in Canada, and locusts in Australia. Prices are at levels not seen in almost two years." Climate-driven harvest failures in other parts of the world may be good news for US grain dealers -- and may alter the balance of UN climate talks.

Source: NPR, 08/04/2010

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