“Bill McKibben’s climate action group, 350.org has rallied together an astonishing 4600+ events of all shapes and sizes in close to 200 countries to raise awareness of climate change tomorrow – October 24 – in a globally staged call to action.”
“A US-based affordable housing developer plans to raise $4bn over the next five years to build and retrofit 750,000 residential, community and commercial buildings nationwide in a bid to make them more energy-efficient.
The not-for-profit Enterprise Community Partners was founded by pioneering urban developer James Rouse, and has seen its profile boosted in recent years after Rouse’s grandson, the actor Edward Norton, took a place on the organisation’s board.”
“Industrial facilities dumped more than two million pounds of toxic chemicals into Maryland’s waterways, according to a report released today by Environment Maryland: Wasting Our Waterways: Industrial Toxic Pollution and the Unfulfilled Promise of the Clean Water Act. The report also finds that toxic chemicals were discharged in 1,900 waterways across all 50 states.
Most of Maryland’s toxins are found in Curtis Bay and the Patapsco River. Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River, the largest single contributor of fresh water to the Chesapeake Bay, ranked among the 20 top waterways for total toxic discharges.”
“Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) is continuing his effort to limit the scope and spending of a solar technology bill headed to the House floor today with an amendment that would limit the length of the program and cut its funding levels.\n\nBroun has proposed a new amendment to H.R. 3585 that would provide $750 million to the program over three years rather than $2.5 billion over five.”