- Exelon, an energy company specializing in nuclear energy plants, is shifting gears and investing in wind power, the New York Times Green Inc. blog reports.
- The EPA and the Department of Transportation have announced new fuel-economy ratings that reflect a vehicle's fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions by giving the vehicle a letter grade. The ratings also display its 5-year fuel savings and annual fuel cost, according to USA Today.
- From NPR: Hawaii is suffering through a two-year drought that has fueled wildfires and destroyed crops.
- The New York Times is also reporting that the independent review panel tasked to review the IPCC, the UN's climate body, recommended to the United Nations that it revise the way it manages its assessments of climate change. However, it concluded that despite recent errors and criticisms of the IPCC's work, it has been "successful over all."
- According to Reuters, wheat planting is at risk in Pakistan after severe flooding damaged 3.6 million hectares of standing maize, rice, cotton and sugar cane.
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