Eco-News Roundup: Tuesday, August 25
Blue Marble-ish news from our site and beyond:
Another one bites the dust? Why Tennessee Blue Dog Rep. Jim Cooper could be among the dems to lose their seats if the healthvcare debate drags on.
Safety dance: A spokesman for EnCana Corp. says "the notion that operators don't do everything they can every day [to ensure safety] is ludicrous." So why don't Wyoming's oil workers have the right to sue?
Same old schtick: RNC chairman Michael Steele really really loves Medicare. He just hates government-run healthcare programs. What else is new?
Two packs a day by age 10: Child tobacco pickers in Malawi are exposed to nicotine equivalent to smoking 50 cigarettes a day.
Corporate hustle: In order to avoid catastrophic climate change, 100 of the world's largest companies must reduce their carbon emissions at twice their current pace.
Ice cream, hold the ice: Could freeze-it-yourself products help the ice cream industry reduce its carbon footprint?