May 21, 2012

Hurricane Irene, Repair Cafes, & Suing over climate change

Alec Loorz turns 18 at the end of this month. While finishing high school and playing Ultimate Frisbee on weekends, he's also suing the federal government in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. over climate change. [Atlantic]


Amsterdam Tries to Change Culture With 'Repair Cafes' - NYTimes.com http://nyti.ms/JedrEg

Hurricane Irene, which first made landfall in North Carolina on August 27, and went on to cause devastating flooding in several Northeastern states, is now ranked as the costliest Category One storm to strike the U.S. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Irene caused $15.8 billion in damage, much of it due to inland flooding. [Climate Central]

With a simple statement on Facebook, State Farm Insurance became the latest company to withdraw its support from the Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based think-tank which claims a "realist" position questioning that humans are responsible for climate change. [LA Times]


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