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Friday weather news roundup: Al Gore loves pro wrestling edition

June 24, 2011 - 02:30 PM
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Al Gore admits his love for Grave Digger, Stone Cold Steve Austin; rising flood waters knocking on the door of Nebraska nuclear plants; the ocean is doomed.

• The nation's former VP and global-warming prophet Al Gore dives deep into his fascination with pro wrestling as a kid in a new article in Rolling Stone. He likens the mainstream media involved in the climate debate to an ineffective referee in the WWF: "The referee -- in this analogy, the news media -- seems confused about whether he is in the news business or the entertainment business." Read the full story here.

• Flood waters from the Missouri River are lapping at the doorstep of two Nebraska nuclear plants, the Cooper Nuclear Station and Omaha Public Power District's Fort Calhoun power plant. Eh, it's probably nothing to worry about.

• Just another science-backed report saying that pollution, climate change and overfishing are "pushing the world's oceans to the brink of a mass extinction of marine life unprecedented in tens of millions of years." Pass the tuna sashimi!

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