The world is a busy, crazy place today.

• California is burning and shows no signs of stopping.

Sigg is in big, big branding trouble after admitting that their steel water bottles DO contain BPA.

• BP found a "giant" new oil field in the Gulf of Mexico. The only problem is- it's deeper than Mount Everest is high and won't be cheap to tap. Peak Oil has not left the building.

Verizon is sponsoring an astroturf pro- dirty energy, pro-mountaintop removal mining rally staged by Massey Energy, a well known corporate remover of mountains.

• Silicon Valley entrepreneur and all around rich guy Vinod Khosla raised a one billion dollar venture fund to invest in green technology.

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Shea Gunther is a podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur living in Portland, Maine. He hosts the popular podcast "Marijuana Today Daily" and was a founder of Renewable Choice Energy, the country's leading provider of wind credits and Green Options. He plays a lot of ultimate frisbee and loves bad jokes.

Midweek roundup: Energy & Earth
Verizon is sponsoring a pro-dirty energy rally, California is on fire, and a huge new venture capital fund targets green tech.