Rain Good for Coffee, Bad for People: Hot off the Griddle

By Eric Roston

Good morning, and welcome back to the Griddle, a menu of fortified items for the busy person's media diet. After floods in Colombia made a rough year for coffee growers, 2012 is expected bring a bounty, thanks to bean-friendly weather in Brazil, Lucia Kassai of Bloomberg News reported today. Brazilian flooding missed the bulk of this year's record crop -- little consolation for the 22,000 now-homeless Brazilians who didn't.

And now, following a second cup, the news:

Water Risk in Supply Chains Draws Investor Scrutiny (Bloomberg)
Oil Sands Pipeline Battle Turns Ugly (Guardian)
More Firms Appointing Lead Corporate Responsibility Role (Environmental Leader)
SEC Pushes for Cyber Threat Disclosures (Bloomberg)
Clean Water Act Tool Questioned at High Court (Bloomberg)
Brown Says CO2 Plan Means $500 Million for California (Bloomberg)
Airlines May Book Windfall Gains on EU CO2 Plan (Bloomberg) 
KPMG to Expand Its Climate Change Team Globally (Environmental Finance) 
Half of Oregon's Mount Adams Glaciers Gone Since 1904 (AP)
Snow Drought Makes Colorado Face Climate-Change Reality (Colorado Independent)
New CO2 Sucker Could Help Clear the Air (Science)
Michael Man Explains Climate Computer Models (Scientific American)
Electrical Socket Spits out Idle Plugs (Mother Nature News)




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