Hot off the Griddle: November 23

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And now, the news:

The Marines Go Renewable (Outside)

Chinese Companies May Move to Dodge U.S. Tax (Bloomberg)

Emissions Cuts Off Course to Halt Global Warming (Reuters)

Oil Sands Boomtown 'Smells Like Money' and Sulfur (Bloomberg)

The War on Coal (Time)

Going Green, Big Business Hires Auditors for Proof (Reuters)

Lack of Clear Policies Remains Biggest Hurdle to Smart Grid Success (GreenBiz)

‘Climate-gate’ Resurfaces With a New Round of E-mails (Washington Post)

Weird Weather Drives Coffee Inventories Low (Bloombeg)

Two Indonesian Plantation Workers Arrested for Killing Orangutans as ‘Pest Control’ (Guardian)

China Pre-empts Durban Conference With Boasts on Green Progress (Guardian)

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