Frightful Weather and Banana Chemicals: Today’s Top Reads

Good morning from New York, where the weather outside is frightful. Here’s what we’re reading today:

  • Is it hot in here or is it just me telling you it’s hot in here? (The Grid)
  • 2013 ties as fourth warmest year on record (NOAA)
  • EU calls for 40% reduction in greenhouse-gas output by 2030 (Bloomberg)
  • Is Europe’s Renewables Mandate Bad for the Environment? (CFR)
  • Storebrand puts palm oil on blacklist with tobacco (Bloomberg)
  • Bee deaths may stem from mutated tobacco virus (NY Times)
  • Australia should probably get used to these devastating heat waves (Atlantic)
  • Desert encroachment fuels nigerian religious fight over land (Bloomberg)
  • Bananas are chemicals, too (Dot Earth)
  • Will electric cars kill utility grids? No, study says. (Christian Science Monitor)

How about you?

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