Links 6/30/19

Heatwave cooks mussels in their shells on California shore Guardian Cool reprieve for parts of Europe as Germany roasts AFP San Francisco Will Spend $600,000 to Erase History NYT 11-foot-tall bird discovered in Crimea TreeHugger.…

1 In 6 Insured Hospital Patients Get A…

Lambert here: But it doesn’t matter. People love their health insurance companies! (And do note the role, entirely accidental I am sure, played by body shops outside staffing firms.) By Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News…

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/21/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Patient readers, as Yves approaches escape velocity from New York, I will be taking on more posting duties for the next week or so, and so Water Cooler may appear…

US Poised to Approve Shipping LNG by Rail…

By Justin Mikulka, a freelance writer, audio and video producer living in Trumansburg, NY. Originally published at DeSmog Blog On June 6, the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced that the company Energy Transport Solutions…

The Poor Who Are Not With Us

America has a bad case of poverty denialism. And no wonder. Being poor is stigmatized. In neo-Calvanist America, if you aren’t doing well, it must be the result of bad choices (like choosing the wrong…

It’s Time to Stop Calling Natural Gas a…

Jerri-Lynn here.  The International Energy Agency (IEA) released its annual market report, Gas 2019, yesterday, forecasting that global demand for natural gas will continue to surge over the next five years, driven by strong consumption…