Colorado’s wind industry says thousands of jobs are on the line unless Congress approves an extension to a popular wind energy production tax credit that expires at year’s end.
That credit that gives companies a tax break on the energy they generate has helped wind become more cost-competitive with other energy sources. It’s also led to a hiring boom in recent years in states like Colorado.
But due to the uncertainty over its extension, many companies here are already bracing for big drops in business, and in some cases, big layoffs.
From so-called “climategate” to “Heartlandgate” or “denialgate?” Is what’s good for the goose now good for the gander?
Those who are fighting against any taking action against global warming celebrated when emails from climate scientists were hacked into and stolen a while back, showing some of the scientists and their communications in a poor light. While there were and still are political efforts to discredit all of climate change science based on those “climategate” emails, official inquiries have essentially debunked skeptics allegations — yet damage lingers.
Now one of the leading skeptic organizations — Heartland Institute — is facing a similar embarrassment and the apparent disclosure of its corporate funders... Read more.
A wolf cub tagged OR-7 in the state of Oregon grew up and found his way to California, captivating animal lovers worldwide. The 'Lone Wolf of California' was the first to be seen in the wild in the state in almost 90 years. In Idaho, it's been a different story. OR-9, another male from the same litter went the other way, to be killed by a hunter... listen here.