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Unlikely Solar Advocates  

A group of autistic high school students from Bakersfield, Calif. experiment with solar power and find themselves taking their show on the road. Green Blog at New York Times

Seeing is believing

A study by liberal watchdog group Media Matters found that for the past year and a half opponents of the EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations have dominated the TV news waves. Mother Jones  

Bye bye Styrofoam

Styrofoam, the second-most-common type of beach debris, may see its end in the state of California. A state-wide bill banning the use of the foam product in restaurants and by food vendors passed the state Senate last Thursday. Los Angeles Times

Meltdown Continues

Although months have passed since the earthquake at Fukushima, the Japanese nuclear agency is still increasing their estimates of radiation released from the nuclear power plant, doubling their previous estimate. Mother Jones 

Summer Heat Hurts

High heat in summer months only worsens air pollution. For children, this means greater health risks, particularly asthma and respiratory illnesses. Switchboard at NRDC   

“Game Changer”

Shell has just received final investment approval for their offshore natural gas mining machine. The boat will be longer than four football fields and weigh roughly six times the largest aircraft carrier. GOOD