01 Sep '11, 10pm

David Cameron, environmentalist. Critical List: London drops carbon offset plan for Olympics

Solyndra, a solar company that had received more than $500 million in federally backed loan guarantees, is shutting down . Vermont's still reeling from Irene. Oklahoma lawmakers are looking for ways to block the Keystone XL pipeline locally. The organizers of the 2012 London Olympics are dropping their plan to offset the Games' carbon emissions. Weak. Environmental activists in China are going after Apple . LEED standards are getting a makeover so that they actually mean something. This coal ash pond has been leaking coal ash into the ground for 20 years, but no one knows what impact it's had because no one has tested the groundwater.

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