As the White House tried to put the best face on dismal new employment numbers, Republicans hoped to pin blame on the president.
The unemployment rate notched up again in June, and the number of new jobs created was far less than what was expected. Payrolls increased by just 18,000 — less than the prior month and way below the level of job creation earlier in the year.
June Record High Temperatures Beat Record Lows 11-to-1 in US – Plus, Arctic Sea Ice Hits Lowest Volumephoto: Global Jet/Creative Commons Two important and interesting but unfortunately not encouraging factoids on climate change: Continuing and increasing a trend, in the US record hot temperatures for June outpaced record cool temperatures by 11:1; in the Arctic, June sea ice extent hit a second-lowest point while also hitting the lowest June volume on record. ...Read the full story on TreeHugger
San Antonio's mayor says he wants to make the city a hub for alternative and renewable energy businesses. Ira Flatow and guests discuss how a city can change its energy habits. Plus, smart meters let utilities know how much energy a house is using minute by minute. Who should own the data? Can consumers use the info to save money?