Good News/Bad News Oct 19, 2007

Good News

Power Plant Rejected Over Carbon Dioxide For First Time from Washington Post

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment yesterday became the first government agency in the United States to cite carbon dioxide emissions as the reason for rejecting an air permit for a proposed coal-fired electricity generating plant, saying that the greenhouse gas threatens public health and the environment.

Bad News

Expert: Warming Climate Fuels Mega-Fires from CBS News

Global warming will result in more than rising oceans and melting icecaps. According to one of the world’s leading fire ecologists, the warming trend is also increasing the intensity and number of forest fires so much that the American West could lose half its forests by the end of the century.

Hattip to Steph.